(Bu"ty*rin) n. (Physiol. Chem.) A butyrate of glycerin; a fat contained in small quantity in milk,
which helps to give to butter its peculiar flavor.
(Bu`ty*rom"e*ter) n. [L. butyrum butter + -meter.] An instrument for determining the amount
of fatty matter or butter contained in a sample of milk.
(Bu"ty*rone) n. [Butyric + - one.] (Chem.) A liquid ketone obtained by heating calcium butyrate.
(Bu"ty*rous) a. Butyraceous.
(Bux"e*ous) a. [L. buxeus, fr. buxus the box tree.] Belonging to the box tree.
(Bux"ine) n. (Chem.) An alkaloid obtained from the Buxus sempervirens, or common box tree.
It is identical with bebeerine; called also buxina.
(Bux"om) a. [OE. buxum, boxom, buhsum, pliable, obedient, AS. bocsum, buhsum (akin to
D. buigzaam blexible, G. biegsam); bugan to bow, bend + -sum, E. - some. See Bow to bend, and -
1. Yielding; pliable or compliant; ready to obey; obedient; tractable; docile; meek; humble. [Obs.]
So wild a beast, so tame ytaught to be,
And buxom to his bands, is joy to see.
I submit myself unto this holy church of Christ, to be ever buxom and obedient to the ordinance of it.
2. Having the characteristics of health, vigor, and comeliness, combined with a gay, lively manner; stout
and rosy; jolly; frolicsome.
A daughter fair,
So buxom, blithe, and debonair.
A parcel of buxom bonny dames, that were laughing, singing, dancing, and as merry as the day was
Bux"om*ly, adv. Bux"om*ness, n.
(Buy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bought ; p. pr. & vb. n. Buying ] [OE. buggen, buggen, bien, AS.
bycgan, akin to OS. buggean, Goth. bugjan.]
1. To acquire the ownership of (property) by giving an accepted price or consideration therefor, or by
agreeing to do so; to acquire by the payment of a price or value; to purchase; opposed to sell.
Buy what thou hast no need of, and ere long thou wilt sell thy necessaries.
2. To acquire or procure by something given or done in exchange, literally or figuratively; to get, at a
cost or sacrifice; to buy pleasure with pain.
Buy the truth and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding. To buy again. See Againbuy. [Obs.] Chaucer. To buy off. (a) To influence to compliance; to
cause to bend or yield by some consideration; as, to buy off conscience. (b) To detach by a consideration
given; as, to buy off one from a party. To buy out (a) To buy off, or detach from. Shak. (b) To
purchase the share or shares of in a stock, fund, or partnership, by which the seller is separated from
the company, and the purchaser takes his place; as, A buys out B. (c) To purchase the entire stock in
trade and the good will of a business. To buy in, to purchase stock in any fund or partnership.
To buy on credit, to purchase, on a promise, in fact or in law, to make payment at a future day. To
buy the refusal to give a consideration for the right of purchasing, at a fixed price, at a future time.
Prov. xxiii. 23.