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button

but·ton

button

 
pronunciation:
buh tn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of various small, usually round, fasteners which are attached to a garment and designed to slide through a slit or loop. They may also be used purely for decoration.
I find zippers much more convenient than buttons.You need to sew that button back on your shirt.
 
definition 2: any of various things that resemble a button, such as certain small round labels or badges.
Everyone was wearing buttons with a picture of the candidate on them.
definition 3: a small and usu. round object designed to cause some result when pressed.
What happens when you press this button on the telephone?If you press this button, the jewelry case opens.Push this button to eject the disk.
definition 4: a small, round symbol on a computer screen or electronically-active page that allows one to activate a program.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: buttoned, buttoning, buttons
definition 1: to fasten by means of buttons.
Will you please button your shirt?
definition 2: to pass (a button) through a slit or loop.
She did not button all her coat buttons.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: 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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