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butte

[ byoot ]SEE DEFINITION OF butte
  • as inknoll
  • as inmesa
  • as inmountain
  • as inhill
  • as inhillock

Synonyms for butte

  • bluff
  • cliff
  • dune
  • hilltop
  • promontory
  • ridge
  • acclivity
  • ascent
  • drift
  • elevation
  • esker
  • headland
  • heap
  • highland
  • hillock
  • hummock
  • inclination
  • incline
  • mesa
  • mound
  • mount
  • precipice
  • prominence
  • rise
  • slope
  • summit
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Antonyms for butte

  • decline
  • depression
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUTTE

The lawyer left them at the next station to wait for a train back to Butte.

Really, Miss Della, she's the most famous cow in Butte, just now.

She followed cautiously, and under a butte far from the Hen she found Jake's camp.

And Peabody he writes to his lawyer friend in Butte, Montana.

You see, our train is going on a line with that butte behind us and the sun.

The detectives sent to Butte the previous day went too late.

"I suppose there are letters at the hotel in Butte," said Dave, with a little sigh.

The departure was made from Butte about noon of the next day.

"They won't have any easy time of it, getting back to Butte," said Dave.

There is a butte in the Cabillo country that they call the Elephant.

WORD ORIGIN

1805, American English, from French butte, from Old French but "mound, knoll" (see butt (n.3)). A French word introduced in Lewis & Clark's journals.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BUTTE

hill

nounuprising of earth's surface; pile
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