American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A soft yellowish or whitish emulsion of butterfat, water, air, and sometimes salt, churned from milk or cream and processed for use in cooking and as a food.
- n. Any of various substances similar to butter, especially:
- n. A spread made from fruit, nuts, or other foods: apple butter.
- n. A vegetable fat having a nearly solid consistency at ordinary temperatures.
- n. Flattery.
- v. To put butter on or in.
- butter up To praise or flatter excessively: You're always buttering up the boss.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fatty portion of milk. AS prepared for use, it contains 80 to 85 per cent of fats, with varying amounts of water and salt, and minute quantities of sugar and curd. It is used as a food or relish by most peoples, and is made directly from the milk, or from the cream previously separated from the milk, of cows, goats, and other animals. Agitation or churning separates the fats from the milk or cream and makes them cohere in lumps, which are then worked together, freed as far as possible from buttermilk, and usually mixed with salt, which preserves the butter and develops its flavor.
- n. In old chemistry, a term applied to certain anhydrous metallic chlorids of buttery consistence and fusibility.
- To smear with butter.
- To flatter grossly: as, he buttered him to his heart's content.
- In gambling slang, to stake the previous winnings, with addition, at every throw or every game.
- n. One who or that which butts; an animal that butts.
- n. A machine for sawing off the ends of boards, to square them and remove faulty parts.
- n. An obsolete form of bittern. Compare butterbump.
- n. One who has charge of a butt or fire-bucket. See butt, n., 1.
- In cricket, to fail to make a simple and easy catch; to muff.
- n. uncountable A soft, fatty foodstuff made by churning the cream of milk (generally cow's milk).
- n. countable, obsolete, chemistry Any specific soft substance.
- n. uncountable Any of various foodstuffs made from other foods or oils, similar in consistency to, eaten like or intended as a substitute for butter (preceded by the name of the food used to make it).
- v. transitive To spread butter on.
- v. To move one's weight backwards or forwards onto the tips or tails of one's skis or snowboard so only the tip or tail is in contact with the snow.
- n. Someone who butts; someone who butts in
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk by churning.
- n. 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.
- v. To cover or spread with butter.
- v. Cant To increase, as stakes, at every throw or every game.
- n. One who, or that which, butts.
- n. an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use
- n. a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head
- v. spread butter on
- butt + -er (Wiktionary)
- Middle English butere, from Old English, from Latin būtȳrum, from Greek boutūron : bous, cow; see gwou- in Indo-European roots + tūros, cheese; see teuə- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But it is not so readily digestible as butter is; is more liable to give rise to the butyric acid fermentations in the stomach; is not nearly so appetizing; and its sale as, and under the name of, _butter_ is a fraud which the law rightly forbids and punishes.”
“Evidently the making of butter was almost totally discontinued, for in his last instructions, completed only a few days before his death, he wrote: "And It is hoped and will be expected, that more effectual measures will be pursued to make butter another year; for it is almost beyond belief, that from 101 Cows actually reported on a late enumeration of the Cattle, that I am obliged to _buy butter_ for the use of my family.”
“Mash lightly, then add in butter and continue to mash potatoes until butter is well incorporated.”
“Whisk in butter and a vanilla paste until butter is melted and custard is smooth.”
“Hmm ... butter is definitely yum but I don't know about drinking it; P Seriously - these were * drowning* in butter, and I don't mean a thin film.”
“In the simplest terms, cocoa butter is the fat in chocolate that makes it melt in your mouth and in your hand.”
“If the butter is a little firmer, that will help, too!”
“Add cold butter and pulse in a food processor (a pastry cutter or a fork will work also) until the butter is the size of small peas.”
“The catch: I used Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies making this a no bake easy-as-pie recipe that comes together in a matter of minutes (as long as your butter is at room temperature!).”
“Extra cocoa butter is added to make baking chocolate.”
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