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button

but·ton

button

 
 
pronunciation:
buh tn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small round flat disk that fastens clothing by fitting through a slit or loop.
 
definition 2: something that looks like a button, such as a round badge.
definition 3: a small object that is pressed to make something happen.
He pushed the power button on his computer.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: buttoned, buttoning, buttons
definition 1: to fasten with buttons.
Will you please button your shirt?
definition 2: to be able to be buttoned.
This coat buttons rather than zips.
derivations: buttonless (adj.), buttoner (n.)
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  • buttonhole:
    a hole in clothing through which a button is fastened.
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