• (adv. & conj.) Except with; unless with; without.
  • (adv. & conj.) Except; besides; save.
  • (adv. & conj.) Excepting or excluding the fact that; save that; were it not that; unless; -- elliptical, for but that.
  • (adv. & conj.) Otherwise than that; that not; -- commonly, after a negative, with that.
  • (adv. & conj.) Only; solely; merely.
  • (adv. & conj.) On the contrary; on the other hand; only; yet; still; however; nevertheless; more; further; -- as connective of sentences or clauses of a sentence, in a sense more or less exceptive or adversative; as, the House of Representatives passed the bill, but the Senate dissented; our wants are many, but quite of another kind.
  • (prep., adv. & conj.) The outer apartment or kitchen of a two-roomed house; -- opposed to ben, the inner room.
  • (n.) A limit; a boundary.
  • (n.) The end; esp. the larger or thicker end, or the blunt, in distinction from the sharp, end. See 1st Butt.
  • (v. i.) See Butt, v., and Abut, v.
  • (v. t.) A limit; a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end.
  • (v. t.) The thicker end of anything. See But.
  • (v. t.) A mark to be shot at; a target.
  • (v. t.) A person at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed; as, the butt of the company.
  • (v. t.) A push, thrust, or sudden blow, given by the head of an animal; as, the butt of a ram.
  • (v. t.) A thrust in fencing.
  • (v. t.) A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field.
  • (v. t.) A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely together without scarfing or chamfering; -- also called butt joint.
  • (v. t.) The end of a connecting rod or other like piece, to which the boxing is attached by the strap, cotter, and gib.
  • (v. t.) The portion of a half-coupling fastened to the end of a hose.
  • (v. t.) The joint where two planks in a strake meet.
  • (v. t.) A kind of hinge used in hanging doors, etc.; -- so named because fastened on the edge of the door, which butts against the casing, instead of on its face, like the strap hinge; also called butt hinge.
  • (v. t.) The thickest and stoutest part of tanned oxhides, used for soles of boots, harness, trunks.
  • (v. t.) The hut or shelter of the person who attends to the targets in rifle practice.

Compare but with other words:

bulk vs. but

buat vs. but

brut vs. but

but vs. jut

bur vs. but

but vs. buz

but vs. tut

but vs. rut

bunt vs. but

bub vs. but

bud vs. but

bun vs. but

but vs. out

bout vs. but

but vs. gut

bus vs. but

but vs. nut

bug vs. but

but vs. cut

bust vs. but

but vs. hut

but vs. buy

bot vs. but

abut vs. but

but vs. buttons

but vs. shoe

but vs. lest

but vs. the

but vs. put

but vs. plus

but vs. content

but vs. notwithstanding

but vs. merely

but vs. whereas

but vs. viking

bet vs. but

but vs. when

bum vs. but

but vs. than

bat vs. but

but vs. for

but vs. otherwise

but vs. while

albeit vs. but

but vs. rebut

but vs. nonetheless

but vs. though

but vs. just

but vs. except

abc vs. but

ben vs. but

but vs. cottage

but vs. instance

but vs. room

but vs. example

but vs. outer

but vs. yet

but vs. unless

but vs. excepting

but vs. without

bar vs. but

although vs. but

but vs. contradict

but vs. nevertheless

but vs. contrast

but vs. rather

but vs. contrary

but vs. excluding

but vs. however

but vs. only

and vs. but