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Definitions of butter

  1. spread butter on, as of bread Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. spread butter on; "butter bread" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. An oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk by churning. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Any substance resembling butter in degree of consistence, or other qualities, especially, in old chemistry, the chlorides, as butter of antimony, sesquichloride of antimony; also, certain concrete fat oils remaining nearly solid at ordinary temperatures, as butter of cacao, vegetable butter, shea butter. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To cover or spread with butter. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To increase, as stakes, at every throw or every game. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. One who, or that which, butts. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The fatty portion of milk, separated as a soft yellowish solid when milk or cream is churned. It is processed for cooking and table use. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed) Medical Dictionary DB
  11. The fat or oily substance obtained from cream or milk by churning. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To spread or smear with this fat. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. 1. A coherent mass of milkfat, obtained by churning or shaking cream until the separate fat globules run together, leaving a liquid residue, buttermilk. 2. A soft solid having more or less the consistence of butter. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  14. Fatty matter of milk; vegetable substance resembling butter. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  15. An oily substance obtained from cream by churning. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. To spread over with butter. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. A fatty substance separated from milk. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To spread or smear with butter. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. To put butter upon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. The fat of milk, separated by churning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A person or animal that butts. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. An oily substance obtained from cream by churning; any substance of the consistence of butter. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. To spread with butter; to flatter. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To increase the stakes at every throw or every game. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. An oily or fatty substance got from milk or cream by churning or shaking it. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. To cover or spread with butter, as bread. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. Curdled milk. ( Genesis 18:8 ; 32:14 ; Judges 5:25 ; Job 20:17 ) Milk is generally offered to travellers in Palestine in a curdled or sour state, leben , thick, almost like butter. Hasselquist describes the method of making butter employed by the Arab women: "they made butter in a leather bag, hung on three poles erected for the purpose, in the form of a cone, and drawn to and fro by two women." biblestudytools.com
  28. (Heb. hemah), curdled milk ( Genesis 18:8 ; Judges 5:25 ; 2 Sam. 17:29 ), or butter in the form of the skim of hot milk or cream, called by the Arabs kaimak, a semi-fluid ( Job 20:17 ; 29:6 ; Deuteronomy 32:14 ). The words of Proverbs 30:33 have been rendered by some "the pressure [not churning] of milk bringeth forth cheese." biblestudytools.com
  29. but'[.e]r, n. an oily substance obtained from cream by churning.--v.t. to spread over with butter.--ns. BUTT'ER-BIRD, the name in Jamaica for the rice-bunting; BUTT'ER-BOAT, a table vessel for holding melted butter; BUTT'ER-BUMP, a bittern; BUTT'ER-BUR, -DOCK, the sweet coltsfoot; BUTT'ERCUP, a plant of the Crowfoot genus, with a cup-like flower of a golden yellow; BUTT'ER-FING'ERS, one who lets a cricket-ball he ought to catch slip through his fingers; BUTT'ER-FISH (see GUNNEL); BUTT'ERFLY, the name of an extensive group of beautiful winged insects: (fig.) a light-headed person.--adj. light, flighty, like a butterfly.--ns. BUTT'ERINE, an artificial fatty compound sold as a substitute for butter--since 1887 only allowed to be sold under the names margarine or oleo-margarine; BUTT'ER-MILK, the milk that remains after the butter has been separated from the cream by churning; BUTT'ER-NUT, the oily nut of the North American white walnut, the tree itself or its light-coloured close-grained wood: the nut of a lofty timber-tree of Guiana--the souari-nut; BUTT'ER-SCOTCH, a kind of toffee containing a large admixture of butter; BUTT'ER-TREE, a genus of plants found in the East Indies and in Africa, remarkable for a sweet buttery substance yielded by their seeds when boiled; BUTT'ER-WIFE, BUTT'ER-WOM'AN, a woman who makes and sells butter; BUTT'ER-WORT, a genus of small plants found in marshy places, so called either from the power of the leaves to coagulate milk, or from their peculiar sliminess.--adj. BUTT'ERY, like butter. [A.S. butere; Ger. butter; both from L. butyrum--Gr. boutyron--bous ox, tyros, cheese.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  30. A sort of concrete oil, obtained from the cream that forms on the surface of the milk furnished by the females of the mammalia, especially by the cow and the goat. Fresh butter is very nutritious, whilst the rancid is irritating. The ancient chemists gave the name Butter to many of the metallic chlorides. It has also been applied to vegetable substances, which resemble, in some respects, the butter obtained from milk. The essential fatty matter in it is bu'tyrin or bu'tyrate of glyc'erin. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  31. [Latin, Greek] The soft fatty mass made by churning milk. Consists of 86 to 92 per cent, of neutral fats (mainly margarin and olein, with very small amounts of butyrin, caprylin, caprin, and caproin), mixed with casein, salt, and water. B. milk, churned milk from which the B. has been removed; a nutritious food containing 4 per cent, of nitrogenous matter and 6 per cent, of sugar. 2. Any substance resembling b., as B. of antimony (Butyrum antimonii), antimony trichloride; B. of cacao (Butyrum cacao), oil of theobroma; B. of zinc (Butyrum zinci), zinc chloride; Cocoanut b., oil of cocoanut; Nutmeg b., see Nutmeg. na
  32. Fatty substance made from cream by churning (look as if b. would not melt in mouth, demure; melted b., sauce of b., flour, &c.); kinds of substance of similar consistency or look, as b. of almonds; fulsome flattery; b.-&-eggs, kinds of plant with two yellows in flower, as toad-flax; b.-boat, sauceboat; b.-knife, blunt, of silver &c., for cutting b.; b.-scotch, kind of toffee; butterbur, plant with large soft leaves; buttercup, kinds of yellow-flowered Ranunculus; b.-fingers, -fingered, (person) unable to hold things, esp. a catch at cricket; buttermilk, liquid left after churning b.; b.-nut, N.-Amer. oily nut (-tree); b.-print, wooden stamp for marking b.; butter wort, fleshy-leaved violet-flowered bog-plant. Hence buttery a., butteriness n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. Spread, cook, sauce, with b. (fine wds b. no parsnips, mere professions are valueless); for other phrr. see BREAD); (also b. up) flatter. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. b. bean, kind like French bean, but yellow and often cooked without slicing. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. Oily mass procured by churning cream. American pocket medical dictionary.
  36. The semisolid mass obtained from cream by churning. Its chemical constituents are, olein, palmitin, stearin, small amounts of the glycerids of butyric, caproic, and other fatty acids, lecithin, cholesterin and inorganic salts. [Gr.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  37. n. [Anglo-Saxon] An unctuous substance obtained from cream by churning;—any substance resembling butter;—soft, insinuating speech. Cabinet Dictionary
  38. An unctuous substance made by agitating the cream of milk, till the oil separates from the whey. Complete Dictionary

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