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Definition of 'butt'


  1. thick end of the handle
       Synonyms: butt end
  2. the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots
  3. a victim of ridicule or pranks
       Synonyms: goat laughingstock stooge
  4. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
       Synonyms: buttocks nates arse backside bum buns can fundament hindquarters hind end keister posterior prat rear rear end rump stern seat tail tail end tooshie tush bottom behind derriere fanny
  5. sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
       Synonyms: target
  6. finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
       Synonyms: cigarette cigaret coffin nail fag
  7. a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping
       Synonyms: butt joint
  8. a large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons)
  9. the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
       Synonyms: stub


  1. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"
       Synonyms: border adjoin edge abut march butt against butt on
  2. to strike, thrust or shove against, often with head or horns; "He butted his sister out of the way"
       Synonyms: bunt
  3. place end to end without overlapping; "The frames must be butted at the joints"

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