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Butter definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BUT'TER, n. [L. butyrum.] An oily substance obtained from cream or milk by churning. Agitation separates the fat or oily part of milk from the thin or serous part, called butter-milk.
Butter, in the old chimistry, was applied to various preparations; as,
Butter of antimony, now called the sublimated muriate of antimony, and made by distilling a mixture of corrosive sublimate and the regulus.
Butter of arsenic, sublimated muriate of arsenic, made by a like process.
Butter of bismuth, sublimated muriate of bismuth.
Butter of tin, sublimated muriate of tin.
Butter of zink, sublimated muriate of zink.
Butter of cacao, is an oily concrete white matter obtained from the cacao nut, made by bruising the nut and boiling it in water.
Butter of wax, the oleaginous part of wax, obtained by distillation, and of a butyraceous consistence.
BUT'TER, v.t. To smear with butter.
1. To increase the stakes at every throw or every game; a cant term among gamesters.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use
2: a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head v
1: spread butter on; "butter bread"

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English butere, from Latin butyrum, from Greek boutyron, from bous cow + tyros cheese; akin to Avestan t?iri- curds more at cow Date: before 12th century 1. a solid emulsion of fat globules, air, and water made by churning milk or cream and used as food 2. a buttery substance: as a. any of various fatty oils remaining nearly solid at ordinary temperatures b. a creamy food spread; especially one made of ground roasted nuts <peanut butter> 3. flattery butterless adjective II. transitive verb Date: 15th century to spread with or as if with butter

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a a pale yellow edible fatty substance made by churning cream and used as a spread or in cooking. b a substance of a similar consistency or appearance (peanut butter). 2 excessive flattery. --v.tr. spread, cook, or serve with butter (butter the bread; buttered carrots). Phrases and idioms: butter-and-eggs any of several plants having two shades of yellow in the flower, e.g. toadflax. butter-bean 1 the flat, dried, white lima bean. 2 a yellow-podded bean. butter-cream (or -icing) a mixture of butter, icing sugar, etc. used as a filling or a topping for a cake. butter-fingers colloq. a clumsy person prone to drop things. butter-knife a blunt knife used for cutting butter at table. butter muslin a thin, loosely-woven cloth with a fine mesh, orig. for wrapping butter. butter-nut 1 a N. American tree, Juglans cinerea. 2 the oily nut of this tree. butter up colloq. flatter excessively. look as if butter wouldn't melt in one's mouth seem demure or innocent, probably deceptively. Etymology: OE butere f. L butyrum f. Gk bouturon

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Butter But"ter (b[u^]t"t[~e]r), n. [OE. botere, butter, AS. butere, fr. L. butyrum, Gr. boy`tyron; either fr. boy`s ox, cow + tyro`s cheese; or, perhaps, of Scythian origin. Cf. Cow.] 1. An oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk by churning. 2. 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. Butter and eggs (Bot.), a name given to several plants having flowers of two shades of yellow, as Narcissus incomparabilis, and in the United States to the toadflax (Linaria vulgaris). Butter boat, a small vessel for holding melted butter at table. Butter flower, the buttercup, a yellow flower. Butter print, a piece of carved wood used to mark pats of butter; -- called also butter stamp. --Locke. Butter tooth, either of the two middle incisors of the upper jaw. Butter tree (Bot.), a tree of the genus Bassia, the seeds of which yield a substance closely resembling butter. The butter tree of India is the B. butyracea; that of Africa is the Shea tree (B. Parkii). See Shea tree. Butter trier, a tool used in sampling butter. Butter wife, a woman who makes or sells butter; -- called also butter woman. [Obs. or Archaic]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Butter But"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Buttered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Buttering.] 1. To cover or spread with butter. I know what's what. I know on which side My bread is buttered. --Ford. 2. To increase, as stakes, at every throw or every game. [Cant] --Johnson.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Butter Butt"er, n. One who, or that which, butts.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(butters, buttering, buttered) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. Butter is a soft yellow substance made from cream. You spread it on bread or use it in cooking. ...bread and butter... Pour the melted butter into a large mixing bowl. N-MASS 2. If you butter something such as bread or toast, you spread butter on it. She spread pieces of bread on the counter and began buttering them. ...buttered scones. VERB: V n, V-ed 3. see also bread and butter, peanut butter

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(Heb. hemah), curdled milk (Gen. 18:8; Judg. 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; Deut. 32:14). The words of Prov. 30:33 have been rendered by some "the pressure [not churning] of milk bringeth forth cheese."

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


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