Meaning of “butter” in the English Dictionary

"butter" in British English

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butternoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbʌt.ər/ us /ˈbʌt̬.ɚ/

A1 a pale yellow solid food containing a lot of fat that is made from cream and is spread on bread or used in cooking:

We were served scones with butter and jam.
Have some bread and butter (= bread spread with butter).
a butter dish

More examples

  • Cream the butter and sugar together.
  • Fry the mushrooms in a little butter.
  • Put a knob of butter in the frying pan.
  • Mash the potatoes and then mix in the butter and herbs.
  • First rub the baking tray well with butter.

butterverb [ T ]

uk /ˈbʌt.ər/ us /ˈbʌt̬.ɚ/

(Definition of “butter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"butter" in American English

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butternoun [ U ]

us /ˈbʌt̬·ər/

a pale yellow, fatty solid made from cream that is spread on bread or used in cooking

(Definition of “butter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)