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Definitions of butler

  1. a manservant (usually the head servant of a household) who has charge of wines and the table Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. An officer in a king's or a nobleman's household, whose principal business it is to take charge of the liquors, plate, etc.; the head servant in a large house. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A manservant in a household who has charge of the dining-room, silver, wines, etc.; the chief servant in a large household. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A servant who has charge of the liquors, plate, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. BUTLERSHIP. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A servant who has charge of liquors. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A man servant in charge of the dining - room, wine, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A servant who has charge of the wines, plate, &c. See Bottle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A servant in wealthy families who has the charge of the plate, liquors, & c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. One of the officers of the kings household, ( Nehemiah 1:11 ) who had charge of the wine and poured it out for the king. The chief butler, as the title signifies, was in charge of the butlers. ( Genesis 40:1-13 ) biblestudytools.com
  11. properly a servant in charge of the wine ( Genesis 40:1-13 ; 41:9 ). The Hebrew word, mashkeh , thus translated is rendered also (plural) "cup-bearers" ( 1 Kings 10:5 ; 2 Chr 9:4 ). ( Nehemiah 1:11 ) was cup-bearer to king Artaxerxes. It was a position of great responsibility and honour in royal households. biblestudytools.com
  12. but'l[.e]r, n. a servant who has charge of the liquors, plate, &c.--v.i. to act as butler.--ns. BUT'LERSHIP, BUT'LERAGE; BUT'LERY, the butler's pantry. [Norm. Fr. butuiller--Low L. buticularius. See BOTTLE.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Servant in charge of wine-cellar& plate &c., head servant. [Anglo-French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. n. [French] A servant whose principal business is to take charge of the liquors, plate, &c. Cabinet Dictionary
  15. A servant employed in furnishing the table. Complete Dictionary

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