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English noun: butt

1. butt (artifact) thick end of the handle

Synonymsbutt end

Broader (hypernym)stock

Narrower (hyponym)rifle butt

2. butt (plant) the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots

Broader (hypernym)component, component part, constituent, part, portion

3. butt (person) a victim of ridicule or pranks

Synonymsgoat, laughingstock, stooge

Broader (hypernym)dupe, victim

Narrower (hyponym)April fool

4. butt (body) the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

SamplesHe deserves a good kick in the butt.
Are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?.

Synonymsarse, ass, backside, behind, bottom, bum, buns, buttocks, can, derriere, fanny, fundament, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, seat, stern, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush

Broader (hypernym)body part

Part meronymbody, torso, trunk

5. butt (artifact) sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at


Broader (hypernym)sports equipment

Narrower (hyponym)clay pigeon

6. butt (artifact) finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking

Synonymscigaret, cigarette, coffin nail, fag

Broader (hypernym)roll of tobacco, smoke

Narrower (hyponym)cubeb, cubeb cigarette, filter-tipped cigarette, joint, marijuana cigarette, reefer, spliff, stick

Part holonymcigarette butt

7. butt (artifact) a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping

Synonymsbutt joint

Broader (hypernym)joint

Narrower (hyponym)butt weld, butt-weld, fish joint

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

Broader (hypernym)barrel, cask

Narrower (hyponym)water butt

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


Broader (hypernym)part, portion

Narrower (hyponym)cigar butt, cigarette butt, roach

English verb: butt

1. butt (contact) lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

SamplesCanada adjoins the U.S..
England marches with Scotland.

Synonymsabut, adjoin, border, butt against, butt on, edge, march

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch

Narrower (hyponym)neighbor, neighbour

2. butt (contact) to strike, thrust or shove against

SamplesHe butted his sister out of the way.
The goat butted the hiker with his horns.

ExamplesThe fighter managed to butt his opponent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)strike

Narrower (hyponym)headbutt

3. butt (contact) place end to end without overlapping

SamplesThe frames must be butted at the joints.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

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