Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Verb: butt  bút
  1. Lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
    "Canada butts the U.S.";
    - border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt against, butt on
     
  2. To strike, thrust or shove against
    "The goat butted the hiker with his horns"; "He butted his sister out of the way";
    - bunt
     
  3. Place end to end without overlapping
    "The frames must be butted at the joints"
Noun: butt  bút
  1. Thick end of the handle
    - 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
    - goat, laughingstock, stooge
     
  4. The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    "he deserves a good kick in the butt";
    - buttocks, nates, backside, bum, buns [N. Amer], can [N. Amer, informal], fundament, hindquarters, hind end, posterior, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush [N. Amer], bottom, behind, derriere, patootie [US], heinie [US], derrière
     
  5. Sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
    - target
     
  6. Finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
    - cigarette, cigaret [US], coffin nail, fag [Brit], ciggy [Brit], gasper [Brit], cig
     
  7. A joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping
    - 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)
    - stub

Sounds like: but

Derived forms: butted, butts, butting

See also: butt against

Type of: adjoin, barrel, body part, cask, component, component part, constituent, contact, dupe, joint, lay, meet, part, place, portion, pose, position, put, roll of tobacco, set, smoke, sports equipment, stock, strike, touch, victim

Part of: body, torso, trunk

Encyclopedia: Butt