Definition of "butting" []

  • A person or thing that is the target of ridicule, wit, etc (noun)
  • A mound of earth behind the target on a target range that stops bullets or wide shots (noun)
  • The target itself (noun)
  • The target range (noun)
  • A low barrier, usually of sods or peat, behind which sportsmen shoot game birds, esp grouse (noun)
  • A goal; aim (noun)
  • To lie or be placed end on to; abut (verb)
  • Present participle of butt. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • An abuttal; a boundary. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "butting" in a sentence
  • "Northing wrong in butting his country first and wanting to protect Israel but NOT as an American politician."
  • "Brute Force (1947): Tough, unsmiling inmate Joe Collins (Lancaster) has spent much of his long prison term butting heads with sadistic, power-hungry Captain Munsey (Hume Cronyn)."
  • "Mindful out-butting is a neglected spiritual practice these days, I feel."