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Butt vs. Behind

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Buttnoun

(countable) The larger or thicker end of something; the blunt end, in distinction from the sharp or narrow end

Behindpreposition

At the back of; positioned with something else in front of.

‘The car is behind the wall.’;

Buttnoun

The buttocks used as a euphemism in idiomatic expressions; less objectionable than arse/ass.

‘Get up off your butt and get to work.’;

Behindpreposition

To the back of. en

Buttnoun

(leather trades) The thickest and stoutest part of tanned oxhides, used for soles of boots, harness, trunks.

Behindpreposition

After, time- or motion-wise.

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Buttnoun

(countable) The waste end of anything

Behindpreposition

responsible for

‘Who is behind these terrorist attacks?’;

Buttnoun

(slang) A used cigarette.

Behindpreposition

In support of.

‘The republicans are fully behind their candidate.’;

Buttnoun

A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field.

Behindpreposition

Left a distance by, in progress or improvement; inferior to.

‘I'm ranked sixth in the French class, behind five other pupils.’;

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Buttnoun

Hassock.

Behindpreposition

As a result or consequence of

Buttnoun

An end of something, often distinguished in some way from the other end.

Behindadverb

At the back part; in the rear. en

Buttnoun

The end of a firearm opposite to that from which a bullet is fired.

‘She was hit in the face with the butt of a shotgun.’;

Behindadverb

Toward the back part or rear; backward.

‘to look behind’;

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Buttnoun

(lacrosse) The plastic or rubber cap used to cover the open end of a lacrosse stick's shaft in order to reduce injury.

Behindadverb

Overdue, in arrears.

‘My employer is two paychecks behind on paying my salary.’; ‘I'm two weeks behind in my schedule.’;

Buttnoun

The portion of a half-coupling fastened to the end of a hose.

Behindadverb

Slow; of a watch or clock.

‘My watch is four minutes behind.’;

Buttnoun

The end of a connecting rod or other like piece, to which the boxing is attached by the strap, cotter, and gib.

Behindadverb

existing afterwards

‘He left behind a legacy of death and sorrow.’; ‘He stayed behind after the war.’;

Buttnoun

(mechanical) A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely together without scarfing or chamfering.

Behindadverb

Backward in time or order of succession; past.

Buttnoun

(carpentry) A kind of hinge used in hanging doors, etc., so named because it is attached to the inside edge of the door and butts against the casing, instead of on its face, like the strap hinge; also called butt hinge.

Behindadverb

Behind the scenes in a theatre; backstage.

Buttnoun

(shipbuilding) The joint where two planks in a strake meet.

Behindadverb

(archaic) Not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view; out of sight; remaining.

Buttnoun

(countable) A limit; a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end.

Behindnoun

the rear, back-end

Buttnoun

A mark to be shot at; a target.

Behindnoun

(informal) butt, the buttocks, bottom

Buttnoun

A person at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed.

‘He's usually the butt of their jokes.’;

Behindnoun

(Australian rules football) A one-point score.

Buttnoun

The hut or shelter of the person who attends to the targets in rifle practice.

Behindnoun

The catcher.

Buttnoun

A push, thrust, or sudden blow, given by the head; a head butt.

‘Be careful in the pen, that ram can knock you down with a butt.’; ‘The handcuffed suspect gave the officer a desperate butt in the chest.’;

Behindnoun

In the Eton College field game, any of a group of players consisting of two "shorts" (who try to kick the ball over the bully) and a "long" (who defends the goal).

Buttnoun

A thrust in fencing.

Behindpreposition

On the side opposite the front or nearest part; on the back side of; at the back of; on the other side of; as, behind a door; behind a hill.

‘A tall Brabanter, behind whom I stood.’;

Buttnoun

(English units) An English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 126 wine gallons which is one-half tun; equivalent to the pipe.

Behindpreposition

Left after the departure of, whether this be by removing to a distance or by death.

‘A small part of what he left behind him.’;

Buttnoun

A wooden cask for storing wine, usually containing 126 gallons.

Behindpreposition

Left a distance by, in progress of improvement Hence: Inferior to in dignity, rank, knowledge, or excellence, or in any achievement.

‘I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.’;

Buttnoun

(Northern England) Any of various flatfish such as sole, plaice or turbot

Behindadverb

At the back part; in the rear.

Buttverb

To join at the butt, end, or outward extremity; to terminate; to be bounded; to abut.

Behindadverb

Toward the back part or rear; backward; as, to look behind.

Buttverb

(transitive) To strike bluntly, particularly with the head.

Behindadverb

Not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view; out of sight; remaining.

‘We can not be sure that there is no evidence behind.’;

Buttverb

(intransitive) To strike bluntly with the head.

‘Rams butt at other males during mating season.’;

Behindadverb

Backward in time or order of succession; past.

‘Forgetting those things which are behind.’;

Buttnoun

A limit; a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end.

‘Here is my journey's end, here my buttAnd very sea mark of my utmost sail.’;

Behindadverb

After the departure of another; as, to stay behind.

‘Leave not a rack behind.’;

Buttnoun

The larger or thicker end of anything; the blunt end, in distinction from the sharp end; as, the butt of a rifle. Formerly also spelled but. See 2nd but, n. sense 2.

Behindnoun

The backside; the rump.

Buttnoun

A mark to be shot at; a target.

‘The groom his fellow groom at butts defies,And bends his bow, and levels with his eyes.’;

Behindnoun

the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on;

‘he deserves a good kick in the butt’; ‘are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?’;

Buttnoun

A person at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed; as, the butt of the company.

‘I played a sentence or two at my butt, which I thought very smart.’;

Behindadjective

having the lower score or lagging position in a contest;

‘behind by two points’; ‘the 8th inning found the home team trailing’;

Buttnoun

A push, thrust, or sudden blow, given by the head of an animal; as, the butt of a ram.

Behindadverb

in or to or toward the rear;

‘he followed behind’; ‘seen from behind, the house is more imposing than it is from the front’; ‘the final runners were far behind’;

Buttnoun

A thrust in fencing.

‘To prove who gave the fairer butt,John shows the chalk on Robert's coat.’;

Behindadverb

remaining in a place or condition that has been left or departed from;

‘when he died he left much unfinished work behind’; ‘left a large family behind’; ‘the children left their books behind’; ‘he took off with a squeal of tires and left the other cars far behind’;

Buttnoun

A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field.

‘The hay was growing upon headlands and butts in cornfields.’;

Behindadverb

of timepieces;

‘the clock is almost an hour slow’; ‘my watch is running behind’;

Buttnoun

A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely together without scarfing or chamfering; - also called butt joint.

Behindadverb

in or into an inferior position;

‘fell behind in his studies’; ‘their business was lagging behind in the competition for customers’;

Buttnoun

The joint where two planks in a strake meet.

Behindadverb

in debt;

‘he fell behind with his mortgage payments’; ‘a month behind in the rent’; ‘a company that has been run behindhand for years’; ‘in arrears with their utility bills’;

Buttnoun

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.

Behindpreposition

at or to the far side of (something), typically so as to be hidden by it

‘the recording machinery was kept behind screens’; ‘the sun came out from behind a cloud’;

Buttnoun

The thickest and stoutest part of tanned oxhides, used for soles of boots, harness, trunks.

Behindpreposition

underlying (something) but not apparent to the observer

‘the agony behind his decision to retire’;

Buttnoun

The hut or shelter of the person who attends to the targets in rifle practice.

Behindpreposition

following or further back than (another member of a moving group)

‘we were stuck behind a slow-moving tractor’;

Buttnoun

The buttocks; as, get up off your butt and get to work; - used as a euphemism, less objectionable than ass.

‘Amen; and make me die a good old man!That's the butt end of a mother's blessing.’;

Behindpreposition

at the back of (someone), after they have passed through a door

‘she ran out of the room, slamming the door behind her’;

Buttnoun

A large cask or vessel for wine or beer. It contains two hogsheads.

Behindpreposition

in support of or giving guidance to (someone else)

‘the power behind the throne’; ‘whatever you decide to do, I'll be behind you’;

Buttnoun

The common English flounder.

Behindpreposition

controlling or responsible for (an event or plan)

‘the meticulous organization behind the coup’; ‘I began to believe that he was behind the whole plot’;

Buttverb

To join at the butt, end, or outward extremity; to terminate; to be bounded; to abut.

‘And Barnsdale there doth butt on Don's well-watered ground.’;

Behindpreposition

after the departure or death of (someone)

‘he left behind him a manuscript which was subsequently published’;

Buttverb

To thrust the head forward; to strike by thrusting the head forward, as an ox or a ram. [See Butt, n.]

‘A snow-white steer before thine altar led,Butts with his threatening brows.’;

Behindpreposition

less advanced than (someone or something) in achievement or development

‘the government admitted it is ten years behind the West in PC technology’;

Buttverb

To strike by thrusting the head against; to strike with the head.

‘Two harmless lambs are butting one the other.’;

Behindpreposition

having a lower score than (another competitor)

‘Woosnam moved to ten under par, five shots behind Fred Couples’;

Buttnoun

thick end of the handle

Behindadverb

at or to the far side of something

‘Campbell grabbed him from behind’;

Buttnoun

a victim of ridicule or pranks

Behindadverb

in a particular place after leaving or after others have moved on

‘don't leave me behind’;

Buttnoun

the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on;

‘he deserves a good kick in the butt’; ‘are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?’;

Behindadverb

further back than other members of a moving group

‘Ben led the way, with Joe a short distance behind’;

Buttnoun

sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at

Behindadverb

(in a contest or match) having a score lower than that of the opposing team

‘England were still 382 runs behind’;

Buttnoun

finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking

Behindadverb

late in accomplishing a task

‘I'm getting behind with my work’;

Buttnoun

a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping

Behindadverb

in arrears

‘she was behind with her rent’;

Buttnoun

a large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons)

Behindnoun

a person's buttocks

‘she slid inelegantly down a few steps on her behind’;

Buttnoun

the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)

Behindnoun

a kick that sends the ball over a behind line, or a touch that sends it between the inner posts, scoring one point.

Buttverb

lie adjacent to another or share a boundary;

‘Canada adjoins the U.S.’; ‘England marches with Scotland’;

Buttverb

to strike, thrust or shove against, often with head or horns;

‘He butted his sister out of the way’;

Buttverb

place end to end without overlapping;

‘The frames must be butted at the joints’;

Buttverb

(of a person or animal) hit (someone or something) with the head or horns

‘she butted him in the chest’;

Buttverb

strike (one's head) against something

‘he butts his head against a wall’;

Buttverb

adjoin or meet end to end

‘the shop butted up against the row of houses’;

Buttverb

join (pieces of stone, timber, and other building materials) with the ends or sides flat against each other.

Buttnoun

a push or blow, especially one given with the head.

Buttnoun

the person or thing at which criticism or ridicule is directed

‘his singing is the butt of dozens of jokes’;

Buttnoun

an archery or shooting target or range.

Buttnoun

a mound on or in front of which a target is set up for archery or shooting.

Buttnoun

a grouse-shooter's stand, screened by low turf or a stone wall.

Buttnoun

the thicker end of something, especially a tool or a weapon

‘a rifle butt’;

Buttnoun

the square end of a plank or plate meeting the end or side of another, as in the side of a ship

‘a butt joint’;

Buttnoun

the thicker or hind end of a hide used for leather.

Buttnoun

the stub of a cigar or a cigarette.

Buttnoun

a person's buttocks or anus

‘I was being paid to sit on my butt and watch television’;

Buttnoun

the trunk of a tree, especially the part just above the ground.

Buttnoun

a cask, typically used for wine, beer, or water

‘a butt of malmsey’;

Buttnoun

a liquid measure equal to 126 US gallons (equivalent to 477.5 litres).

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