Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of BUTLER

Pronunciation:  'butlur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a manservant (usually the head servant of a household) who has charge of wines and the table
 

BUTLER is a 6 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: pantryman
 
 See Also: manservant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\But"ler\, n. [OE. boteler, F. bouteillier a
bottle-bearer, a cupbearer, fr. LL. buticularius, fr.
buticula bottle. See {Bottle} a hollow vessel.]
An officer in a king's or a nobleman's household, whose
principal business it is to take charge of the liquors,
plate, etc.; the head servant in a large house.

      The butler and the baker of the king of Egypt. --Gen.
                                               xl. 5.

      Your wine locked up, your butler strolled abroad.
                                               --Pope.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

properly a servant in charge of the wine (Gen. 40:1-13; 41:9). The Hebrew word, _mashkeh_, thus translated is rendered also (plural) "cup-bearers" (1 Kings 10:5; 2 Chr. 9:4). Nehemiah (1:11) was cup-bearer to king Artaxerxes. It was a position of great responsibility and honour in royal households.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: attorney, bailiff, boy, chamberlain, chauffeur, coachman, croupier, curator, custodian, driver, emcee, equerry, factor, gardener, gentleman, gillie, guardian, house steward, houseboy, housekeeper, houseman, landreeve, librarian, lord-in-waiting, majordomo, man, manservant, master of ceremonies, MC, proctor, procurator, seneschal, steward, valet, valet de chambre
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY