But


But
But But, n. [See 1st {But}.] 1. A limit; a boundary. [1913 Webster]

2. The end; esp. the larger or thicker end, or the blunt, in distinction from the sharp, end. Now disused in this sense, being replaced by {butt}[2]. See 1st {Butt}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{But end}, the larger or thicker end; as, the but end of a log; the but end of a musket. See {Butt}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • But — (b[u^]t), prep., adv. & conj. [OE. bute, buten, AS. b[=u]tan, without, on the outside, except, besides; pref. be + [=u]tan outward, without, fr. [=u]t out. Primarily, b[=u]tan, as well as [=u]t, is an adverb. [root]198. See {By}, {Out}; cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • But if — But But (b[u^]t), prep., adv. & conj. [OE. bute, buten, AS. b[=u]tan, without, on the outside, except, besides; pref. be + [=u]tan outward, without, fr. [=u]t out. Primarily, b[=u]tan, as well as [=u]t, is an adverb. [root]198. See {By}, {Out};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • But — But, n. [Cf. {But}, prep., adv. & conj.] The outer apartment or kitchen of a two roomed house; opposed to {ben}, the inner room. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • But — But, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Butted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Butting}.] See {Butt}, v., and {Abut}, v. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • BUT — s. m. Point où l on vise. Viser au but. Frapper au but. Mettre sa boule sur le but. Atteindre au but. Atteindre le but. Toucher le but. Manquer le but. Passer le but.   Tirer de but en blanc, Tirer en ligne droite, sans que le projectile parcoure …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • BUT — n. m. Point où l’on vise. Viser au but. Frapper au but. Mettre sa boule sur le but. Atteindre au but. Atteindre le but. Toucher le but. Manquer le but. Passer, dépasser le but. Tirer de but en blanc, Tirer à portée moyenne et en ligne droite. Fig …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • but — I. conjunction Etymology: Middle English, from Old English būtan, preposition & conjunction, outside, without, except, except that; akin to Old High German būzan without, except; akin to Old English be by, ūt out more at by, out Date: before 12th …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • But — Butt Butt, But But, n. [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. b[=o]zan, akin to E. beat. See {Beat}, v. t.] 1. A limit; a bound; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • But if — If If, conj. [OE. if, gif, AS. gif; akin to OFries. ief, gef, ef, OS. ef, of, D. of, or, whether, if, G. ob whether, if, OHG. oba, ibu, Icel. ef, Goth. iba, ibai, an interrogative particle; properly a case form of a noun meaning, doubt (cf. OHG.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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