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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


Synonymstarget


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)


Synonymsstub


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


Synonymsbunt


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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