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Definizione monolingua e traduzione but

Inglese grammatica




  1. Third-person singular indicative simple past of boire

but (plural buts)

  1. An instance or example of using the word ""but""
    It has to be done – no ifs or buts.
  2. (Scotland) The outer room of a small two-room cottage.


  1. (rare) blunt

but (not comparable)

  1. Merely, only.
    Since that day, my mood has changed but a little.
    • 1900, L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
      Now the Wicked Witch of the West had but one eye, yet that was as powerful as a telescope, and could see everywhere. So, as she sat in the door of her castle, she happened to look around and saw Dorothy lying asleep, with her friends all about her. They were a long distance off, but the Wicked Witch was angry to find them in her country; so she blew upon a silver whistle that hung around her neck.
  2. (Australian) (conjunctive) Though, however.
    Ill have to go home early but.


  1. (obsolete, except Scotland) Outside of.
    Away but the hoose and tell me whaes there.
  2. Without, apart from, except.
    Everyone but Father left early.
    I like everything but that.


  1. Except (for), excluding. Preceded by a negation.
    I have no choice but to leave.
    • 2011 October 23, Becky Ashton, “QPR 1 - 0 Chelsea”, BBC Sport:
      Luiz struggled with the movement of Helguson in the box, as he collected a long ball and the Spaniard barged him over, leaving referee Chris Foy little option but to point to the spot.
  2. On the contrary, but rather (introducing a word or clause that contrasts with or contradicts the preceding clause or sentence without the not).
    I am not rich but (I am) poor.
    Not John but Peter went there.
  3. However, although, nevertheless (implies that the following clause is contrary to prior belief or contrasts with or contradicts the preceding clause or sentence).
    She is very old but still attractive.
    You told me I could do that, but she said that I could not.
  4. Without it also happening that; unless that (introducing a necessary concomitant).
    It never rains but it pours.
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