the fatty portion of milk, separating as a soft whitish or yellowish solid when milk or cream is agitated or churned.
this substance, processed for cooking and table use.
any of various other soft spreads for bread:
apple butter; peanut butter.
any of various substances of butterlike consistency, as various metallic chlorides, and certain vegetable oils solid at ordinary temperatures.
to put butter on or in; spread or grease with butter.
to apply a liquefied bonding material to (a piece or area), as mortar to a course of bricks.
Metalworking. to cover (edges to be welded together) with a preliminary surface of the weld metal.
butter up, Informal. to flatter someone in order to gain a favor:
He suspected that they were buttering him up when everyone suddenly started being nice to him.
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an edible fatty whitish-yellow solid made from cream by churning, for cooking and table use
(as modifier): butter icing, related adjective butyraceous
any substance with a butter-like consistency, such as peanut butter or vegetable butter
look as if butter wouldn’t melt in one’s mouth, to look innocent, although probably not so
to put butter on or in
butter wouldn’t melt in one’s mouth
a person or thing that is an object of wit, ridicule, sarcasm, contempt, etc. a target. a wall of earth located behind the targets to prevent bullets from scattering over a large area. butts, a wall behind which targets can be safely lowered, scored, and raised during firing practice. butt hinge. Obsolete. a goal; limit. […]
a prosperous businessman from a small town or a farmer who spends his money ostentatiously on visits to a big city. A wealthy business executive or farmer from the provinces: The visiting Butter and Egg Men had their Whoopee in New York person who finances a theatrical production; angel (1920s+)
any of certain plants whose flowers are of two shades of yellow, as the toadflax, Linaria vulgaris. Historical Examples Woodcraft Alan Douglas Mother Nature’s Toy-Shop Lina Beard Flowers of Mountain and Plain Edith S. Clements Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle Woodcraft Alan Douglas The Old Market-Cart Mrs. F. B. Smith noun (functioning as sing) any […]
arsenic trichloride. a colorless or yellow, oily, poisonous liquid, AsCl 3 , used chiefly as an intermediate in the manufacture of organic arsenicals.