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I mean, I can tell within the first two minutes if I'm into someone or not. I can always tell if I get butterflies.
Kristin Cavallari

Meaning of "butterflies" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BUTTERFLIES

butterflies  [ˈbʌtəˌflaɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BUTTERFLIES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Butterflies is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BUTTERFLIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

butterflies

Butterfly

Butterflies are a chiefly diurnal group of the order Lepidoptera. Adults have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. The group comprise the true butterflies, the skippers and the moth-butterflies. All the many other families within the Lepidoptera are referred to as moths. The earliest known butterfly fossils date to the mid Eocene epoch, 40–50 million years ago. Butterflies exhibit polymorphism, mimicry and aposematism. Some, like the Monarch, will migrate over long distances. Some butterflies have evolved symbiotic and parasitic relationships with social insects such as ants. Some species are pests because in their larval stages they can damage domestic crops or trees; however, some species are agents of pollination of some plants, and caterpillars of a few butterflies eat harmful insects. Culturally, butterflies are a popular motif in the visual and literary arts. Butterfly flying around a flower...

Definition of butterflies in the English dictionary

The definition of butterflies in the dictionary is tremors in the stomach region due to nervousness.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BUTTERFLIES


allies
ˈælaɪz
analyse
ˈænəˌlaɪz
analyze
ˈænəlaɪz
beetflies
ˈbiːtˌflaɪz
catchflies
ˈkætʃˌflaɪz
damselflies
ˈdæmzəlˌflaɪz
dobsonflies
ˈdɒbsənˌflaɪz
dragonflies
ˈdræɡənˌflaɪz
flies
ˈflaɪz
gadflies
ˈɡædˌflaɪz
implies
ɪmˈplaɪz
mayflies
ˈmeɪflaɪz
medflies
ˈmedˌflaɪz
personalize
ˈpɜːsənəˌlaɪz
realise
ˈrɪəˌlaɪz
realize
ˈrɪəˌlaɪz
sawflies
ˈsɔːflaɪz
specialize
ˈspɛʃəˌlaɪz
supplies
səˈplaɪz
utilize
ˈjuːtɪˌlaɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BUTTERFLIES

butterfat cheque
Butterfield
butterfingered
butterfingers
butterfish
butterfly
butterfly ballot
butterfly bush
butterfly collar
butterfly diagram
butterfly effect
butterfly fish
butterfly knot
butterfly net
butterfly nut
butterfly stroke
butterfly valve
butterfly weed
butterflyer
butterflyfish

WORDS THAT END LIKE BUTTERFLIES

applies
as the crow flies
barflies
blackflies
blowflies
botflies
bushflies
dayflies
drink with the flies
face flies
families
fireflies
gallflies
greenflies
horseflies
houseflies
replies
sandflies
stoneflies
whiteflies

Synonyms and antonyms of butterflies in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «butterflies» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BUTTERFLIES

Find out the translation of butterflies to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of butterflies from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «butterflies» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

蝴蝶
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mariposas
570 millions of speakers

English

butterflies
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तितलियों
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الفراشات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бабочки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

borboletas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রজাপতি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

papillons
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Rama-rama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schmetterlinge
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

나비
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kupu-kupu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bướm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பட்டாம்பூச்சிகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फुलपाखरे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kelebekler
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

farfalle
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

motyle
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

метелики
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fluturi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πεταλούδες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skoenlappers
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fjärilar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sommerfugler
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of butterflies

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BUTTERFLIES»

The term «butterflies» is very widely used and occupies the 14.763 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BUTTERFLIES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about butterflies

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10 QUOTES WITH «BUTTERFLIES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word butterflies.
1
Jennifer Aniston
I love that feeling of being in love, the effect of having butterflies when you wake up in the morning. That is special.
2
Amitabh Bachchan
I like to feel the butterflies in the stomach, I like to go home and have a restless night and wonder how I'm going to be able to accomplish this feat, get jittery. That hunger and those butterflies in the stomach are very essential for all creative people.
3
Drew Barrymore
Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves.
4
Samuel Beckett
I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.
5
Corbin Bernsen
None of my films are 'Pollyanna.' They're not little deers walking around with butterflies and stuff. That's not what I do.
6
Mariah Carey
Butterflies are always following me, everywhere I go.
7
Mariah Carey
People are like, 'What is your whole obsession with butterflies?' I'm like, 'I'm not obsessed. I like them. Can't anybody like something?'
8
Kristin Cavallari
I mean, I can tell within the first two minutes if I'm into someone or not. I can always tell if I get butterflies.
9
Giorgio de Chirico
Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men.
10
Charles Dickens
I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BUTTERFLIES»

Discover the use of butterflies in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to butterflies and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
In the Time of the Butterflies
A story based on actual events evokes the horror of the Dominican Republic under dictator General Trujillo, as three sisters die in a jeep "accident."
Julia Alvarez, 2010
2
Butterflies
Severely burned as a child, Katherine is now eighteen and trying to make peace between her inner, true self and the scarred exterior that everyone sees.
Susanne Gervay, 2011
3
Butterflies
Describes the life cycle of butterflies, from a tiny egg into a caterpillar, to a metamorphosizing pupa, and finally into a beautiful winged butterfly.
‎2011
4
A Cage of Butterflies
"We're like a new toy... or a new energy source, and they're just playing with us, experimenting.
Brian Caswell, 1992
5
Butterflies
Fabulous and intricate natural patterns challenge coloring enthusiasts in "Butterflies." The high quality paper is suitable for use with crayons, felt-tipped pens, water paints, pencils, or pastels. (Consumable)
Ruth Heller, 1990
6
The Book Of Indian Butterflies
The Book of Indian Butterfliesdescribes 734 species of butterflies that commonly occur in the Indian subcontinent.
Isaac David Kehimkar, 2008
7
Butterflies: Ecology and Evolution Taking Flight
Especially in the context of the current biodiversity crisis, this book shows how results found with butterflies can help us understand large, rapid changes in the world we share with them—for example, geographic distributions of some ...
Carol L. Boggs, Ward B. Watt, Paul R. Ehrlich, 2003
8
When the Butterflies Came
Kimberley Griffiths Little weaves a magical, breathtaking mystery full of loss and love, family and faith.
Kimberley Griffiths Little, 2013
9
Butterflies
A guide to help identify various butterflies, using the Peterson System of identification.
Jonathan P. Latimer, Karen Stray Nolting, 2000
10
Butterflies
- Full-color photographs - Table of contents, glossary, bibliography, index - Reinforced library binding - 24 pages, size: 8 1/8" x 8" - Maps - Amazing Facts section - www.FactHound.com Internet sites
Deirdre A. Prischmann, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BUTTERFLIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term butterflies is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Birds, bees & butterflies
"I love flowers, birds and bees," Rork said of why she attended the Hancock County Extension's "Attracting Birds, Bees and Butterflies" ... «Mason City Globe Gazette, Jul 15»
2
Keys Refuge Managers Plan Burns To Benefit Butterflies
The butterflies lay their eggs on the plant and the larvae eat the leaves. Without fires, pine rocklands turn into hardwood hammocks, where big ... «WGCU News, Jul 15»
3
Weather eye: unusual butterflies and moths
The heat last week brought some spectacular foreign butterflies and moths to our shores on winds from the Mediterranean and even north ... «The Times, Jul 15»
4
Green Thumb: Summer Celebration focuses on 'Bees, Birds …
This year's theme focuses on “Bees, Birds, Butterflies and Bottles” in the garden and features 15 different lecture topics, each offered at several ... «Memphis Commercial Appeal, Jul 15»
5
Gardens and butterflies on show to public at Deeping St Nicholas
Fine weather greeted an open gardens event held in Deeping St Nicholas held to raise money for village church and chapel's youth ... «Spalding Guardian, Jul 15»
6
Gardening for Butterflies
All butterflies are beautiful, but if your heart lies with the royals, you may wish to attract monarch butterflies above all others. In that case, you ... «Care2.com, Jul 15»
7
Nature notes: butterflies
The July butterflies are coming out. Ringlet butterflies are bobbing about all over the white or pink flowers on the bramble bushes. They can ... «The Times, Jul 15»
8
Butterflies soar in Langley for good causes
One of 300 Monarch butterflies that were released at Krause Berry Farms ... Three-hundred Monarch butterflies took flight for the first time ... «Langley AdvanceNews, Jul 15»
9
Miller Nature Preserve offers visitors a chance to walk with butterflies
A Junonia coenia (Common Buckeye) butterfly prepares to take flight at the Butterfly House at Miller Nature Preserve, 2739 Center Road, Avon, ... «The Morning Journal, Jul 15»
10
Verbenas are a rich source of nectar for honey bees and butterflies
It's not just for aesthetic reasons that it is important to have this plant in the garden, no, it's important for bees and butterflies too, providing a rich ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»

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