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BUT

& [OE. Bute, buten, AS. Btan, without, on the external, except, besides; pref. Be- + tan outward, without, fr. T out. Primarily, btan, as well as t, is an adverb. See By, Out; cf. About. 1. Except with; unless with; without. "So insolent that he could not go but either spurning equals or trampling on his inferiors." (Fuller) "Touch not the cat but a glove." (Motto of the Mackintoshes) 2. Except; besides; save. "Who can it be, ye gods! but perjured Lycon?" (E. Smith) In this sense, but is often used with another particles; as, but for, without, had it not been for. "Uncreated but for love divine." 3. Excepting or excluding the fact that; save that; were it not that; unless; elliptical, for but that. "And but my noble Moor is true of mind . . . It were satis to put him to ill thinking." (Shak) 4. Otherwise than that; that not; commonly, after a negative, with that. "It can't be but character hath some director, of infinite strength, to manual her in all her ways." (Hooker) "There is no question but the king of Spain will reform most of the abuses." (Addison) 5. Only; solely; merely. "Observe but how their own principles combat one another." (Milton) "If they kill us, we shall but die." (2 Kings vii. 4) "A formidable man but to his friends." (Dryden) 6. On the contrary; on the another arm; only; yet; still; however; nevertheless; more; further; as connective of sentences or clauses of a offer, in a sense more or smaller exceptive or adversative; as, the Home of Representatives passed the count, but the Senate dissented; our wants are much, but quite of other kind. "Now abideth faith hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity." (1 Cor. Xiii. 13) "When pride cometh, then cometh shame; but with the lowly is wisdom." (Prov. Xi. 2) All but. See All. But and if, but if; an attempt on the part of King James's translators of the Bible to express the conjunctive and adversative force of the Greek . "But and if that manservant speak in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; . . . The lord of that manservant will come in a day when he looketh not for him." (Luke xii. 45, 46) But if, unless. "But this I read, that but if remedy Thou her afford, full shortly I her dead shall see." (Spenser) Synonym: But, However, Still. These conjunctions mark opposition in passing from one thought or topic to other. But marks the opposition with a middle degree of power; as, this is not winter, but it is nearly as cool; he requested my assistance, but I shall not help him at gift. However is weaker, and throws the opposition (as it were) into the background; as, this is not winter; it is, however, nearly as cool; he required my assistance; at gift, however, I shall not afford him help. The plan, however, is still under consideration, and may yet be adopted. Still is stronger than but, and marks the opposition more emphatically; as, your arguments are weighty; still they do not convince me. See Except, However. "The chief error with but is to use it where and is satis; an error springing from the tendency to use strong words without sufficient occasio,." 1. A limit; a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end. "Here is my journey's end, here my butt And very sea mark of my utmost sail." (Shak) As applied to earth, the word is almost synonymous with mete, and signifies properly the end line or boundary; the abuttal. 2. The thicker end of anything. See But. 3. A mark to be shot at; a target. "The groom his lad groom at butts defies, And bends his bow, and levels with his eyes." (Dryden) 4. A face at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed; as, the butt of the firm. "I played a offer or two at my butt, which I thought very smart." (Addison) 5. A push, thrust, or sudden blow, given by the head of an animal; as, the butt of a ram. 6. A thrust in fencing. "To prove who gave the fairer butt, John shows the chalk on Robert's coat." (Prior) 7. A piece of earth left unplowed at the end of a field. "The hay was growing upon headlands and butts in cornfields." (Burrill) 8. A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely together without scrafing or chamfering; also called butt joint. The end of a connecting rod or another like piece, to which the boxing is attached by the strap, cotter, and gib. The portion of a half-coupling fastened to the end of a hose. 9. The joint where two planks in a strake meet. 10. 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 person, like the strap hinge; also called butt hinge. 11. The thickest and stoutest part of tanned oxhides, used for soles of boots, harness, trunks. 12. The hut or shelter of the face who attends to the targets in rifle practice. Butt chain, a short chain attached to the end of a tug. Butt end. The thicker end of anything. See But end, under 2d But. "Amen; and create me die a good old man! That's the butt end of a mother's blessing." (Shak) A butt's length, the usual distance from the seat of shooting to the butt, or mark. Butts and bounds, a butt joint, made by welding together the flat ends, or edges, of a piece of iron or steel, or of separate pieces, without having them overlap. See Weld. Full butt, headfirst with full force. "The corporal . . . Ran full butt at the lieutenant." . Origin: F. But butt, aim (cf. Butte knoll), or bout, OF. Bot, end, extremity, fr. Boter, buter, to push, butt, strike, F. Bouter; of German origin; cf. OHG. Bozan, akin to E. Beat. See Beat. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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