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But

Pronunciation: bŭt
prep.1.Except with; unless with; without.
Touch not the cat but a glove.
- Motto of the Mackintoshes.
2.Except; besides; save.
Who can it be, ye gods! but perjured Lycon?
- E. Smith.
3.Excepting or excluding the fact that; save that; were it not that; unless; - elliptical, for but that.
4.Otherwise than that; that not; - commonly, after a negative, with that.
5.Only; solely; merely.
If they kill us, we shall but die.
- 2 Kings vii. 4.
A formidable man but to his friends.
- Dryden.
6.On the contrary; on the other hand; only; yet; still; however; nevertheless; more; further; - as connective of sentences or clauses of a sentence, in a sense more or less exceptive or adversative; as, the House of Representatives passed the bill, but the Senate dissented; our wants are many, but quite of another kind.
All but
See under All.
But and if
but if; an attempt on the part of King James's translators of the Bible to express the conjunctive and adversative force of the Greek .
But if
unless.
- Chaucer.
n.1.The outer apartment or kitchen of a two-roomed house; - opposed to ben, the inner room.
1.A limit; a boundary.
2.The end; esp. the larger or thicker end, or the blunt, in distinction from the sharp, end. Now disused in this sense, being replaced by butt{2}. See 1st Butt.
But end
the larger or thicker end; as, the but end of a log; the but end of a musket. See Butt, n.
v. i.1.See Butt, v., and Abut, v.
[imp. & p. p. Butted; p. pr. & vb. n. Butting.]
Adv.1.but - and nothing more; "I was merely asking"; "it is simply a matter of time"; "just a scratch"; "he was only a child"; "hopes that last but a moment"
Synonyms: just, merely, only, simply
after all, again, albeit, all the same, alone, aside from, at all events, at any rate, bar, barring, besides, entirely, even, even so, except, except that, excepting, excluding, exclusively, for all that, howbeit, if not, in any case, in any event, just the same, merely, nonetheless, notwithstanding, only, outside of, rather, save, saving, simply, solely, still, unless, unless that, were it not, when, without
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