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butt

noun

1 butt

Thick end of the handle.

synonym: butt end.

Dutch: kolf



2 butt

The part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots.

Polish: nasada

3 butt

A victim of ridicule or pranks.

synonyms: goat, laughingstock, stooge.

Roget 857: laughingstock, jestingstock, gazingstock; butt, game, fair game; April fool etc. (dupe) 547.    original, oddity; queer fish, odd fish; ... show more

Dutch: pispaal, risee, wrijfpaal

4 butt

The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on:
— He deserves a good kick in the butt.

synonyms: arse, ass, backside, behind, bottom, bum, buns, buttocks, can, derriere ... show more.

Roget 191: receptacle; inclosure etc. 232; recipient, receiver, reservatory.    compartment; cell, cellule; follicle; hole, corner, niche, ... show more

Dutch: achterste, achtersteven, achterwerk, batterij, bibs, bips, derrière, fundament, gat, hol ... show more
Polish: cztery litery, pupa, tyłek, zadek

5 butt

Sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at.

synonym: target.

Roget 620: intent, intention, intentionality; purpose; quo animo [Lat.]; project etc. 626; undertaking etc. 676; predetermination etc. 611; ... show more

Polish: cel

6 butt

Finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking.

synonyms: cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail, fag.

Dutch: kankerstok, peuk, saffie, shagje, sigaret, sjekkie, strootje
Polish: papieros

7 butt

A joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping.

synonym: butt joint.

Dutch: stuitverbinding

8 butt

A large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons).

Dutch: fust

9 butt

The small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking).

synonym: stub.

Dutch: kont, peuk

verb

1 butt

Lie adjacent to another or share a boundary.

synonyms: abut, adjoin, border, butt against, butt on, edge, march.

Roget 716: attack, assault, assail; invade; set upon, fall upon; charge, impugn, break a lance with, enter the lists.    assume the offensive, take the offensive; be the aggressor, become the aggressor; ... show more

Roget 276: give an impetus etc. n.; impel, push; start, give a start to, set going; drive, urge, boom; thrust, prod, ... show more

Dutch: aangrenzen, aanliggen, grenzen

2 butt

To strike, thrust or shove against:
— He butted his sister out of the way.
— The goat butted the hiker with his horns.

synonym: bunt.

3 butt

Place end to end without overlapping.


Moby thesaurus: Thule, Ultima Thule, abut, abut on, adjoin, advance, afterglow, afterimage, aim, ankle, articulate, articulation, assault, backside, bacon, balance, barrel, batten, batten down, be contiguous ... show more.

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