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Definitions of but

  1. A limit; a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The thicker end of anything. See But. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A mark to be shot at; a target. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A person at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed; as, the butt of the company. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A push, thrust, or sudden blow, given by the head of an animal; as, the butt of a ram. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The end of a connecting rod or other like piece, to which the boxing is attached by the strap, cotter, and gib. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The portion of a half-coupling fastened to the end of a hose. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The joint where two planks in a strake meet. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The thickest and stoutest part of tanned oxhides, used for soles of boots, harness, trunks. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The hut or shelter of the person who attends to the targets in rifle practice. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely together without scarfing or chamfering; - also called butt joint. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. See Butt, v., and Abut, v. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The outer apartment or kitchen of a two-roomed house; - opposed to ben, the inner room. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Except; besides. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Or conj. without: except: besides: only: yet: still. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Leaving out; except; barring. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A limit; a boundary. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. The end; esp. the larger or thicker end, or the blunt, in distinction from the sharp, end. See 1st Butt. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A thrust in fencing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. Same as BUTT. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. The larger or thicker end of anything. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. See Butt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. Expressing surprise or dissent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. Still; even if; however; yet; nevertheless. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Except; yet; nevertheless; however; not with standing; tho; even if; besides; again. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Except; unless; except that; which not; yet; nevertheless; than. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. Something more to supply; unless. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. Except; besides; save. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Only; solely; merely. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Excepting or excluding the fact that; save that; were it not that; unless; - elliptical, for but that. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Otherwise than that; that not; - commonly, after a negative, with that. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Only; no more than. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. Only. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. Without; except; yet; still. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. Not otherwise than; no more than; only. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for but

  1. But how can it? – Opportunities by Susan Warner
  2. " Yes, but not now. – She Buildeth Her House by Will Comfort
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