What is the
difference between But and Butt?
What is the difference between But and Butt? :
( 1 ) On the contrary
He does not like music but his wife does.
She tried to do it but he could not.
( 2 ) However, yet, in spite of this
He cut his knee badly but did not cry.
This restaurant serves cheap but excellent foods.
He is hard-working, but not very clever.
( 3 ) Yet also, at the same time
He was tired but happy after the long walk.
But : (adverb)
( 1 ) Only
He is but a boy.
She left but an hour ago.
We can but try.
It I had but known that she was ill, I would have visited her.
( 2 ) BUT as a preposition means EXCEPT, APART FROM and OTHER THAN.
( 3 ) The problem is anything but easy.
Everyone was there but him.
Nothing but trouble will come of this plan.
( 4 ) BUT as relative pronoun means WHO / THAT DO / DOES NOT.
There is no man but feels pity for the poor.
There is not one of us but wishes to help her.
BUTT : (noun)
( 1 ) Thicker end of a tool or weapon
It is a rifle butt.
( 2 ) Short piece at the end of a cigar or cigarette that is left when it has been smoked, stub
The ashtray is full of butts.
( 3 ) Person or thing that is often mocked or teased
He is the butt of everyone’s jokes.
You are the butt of the whole college.
( 4 ) Mound of the earth behind the targets on a shooting range
( 5 ) Large cask or barrel for storing wine or beer
( 6 ) Large barrel for collecting rain water
( 7 ) Buttocks, bottom
Gets off your butts and do some work.
Butt : (verb)
( 1 ) Hit or push someone / something with the head (like a goat)
Do not butt her in the stomach.
( 2 ) Hit one’s head on something
He butted his head against the shelf as he was getting up.
( 3 ) Interrupt someone / something or interfere in something
May I butt in on your conversation?
Do not butt in like that when I am speaking.
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