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but

 
pronunciation:
buht
parts of speech:
conjunction, preposition, adverb
phrases:
but for
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: conjunction
definition 1: yet; and despite this.
They tried hard but failed.It's a bit salty, but it's delicious.The method is old but effective.
synonyms:
yet
definition 2: except that.
We would have gone to play baseball, but it rained.
similar words:
except, only
definition 3: except.
We did nothing but talk all night.
similar words:
except, save
definition 4: without the circumstance that.
He never plans a trip but an emergency arises.
 
part of speech: preposition
definition: with the exception of; except.
No one went but me.
similar words:
bar, except, save, short of
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: no more than; only; merely.
I caught but a few fish.
phrase: but for
Homophone Note
The words but and butt sound alike but have different meanings.