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Meaning of BUTTON

Pronunciation:  'butn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes
  2. [n]  an electrical switch operated by pressing a button; "the elevator was operated by push buttons"; "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"
  3. [n]  a female sexual organ homologous to the penis
  4. [n]  any of various plant parts that resemble buttons
  5. [v]  fasten with buttons; "button the dress"
  6. [v]  provide with buttons; "button a shirt"

BUTTON is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: clit, clitoris, push, push button
 Antonyms: unbutton
 See Also: add, bell, bell push, buzzer, coat button, doorbell, electric switch, electrical switch, erectile organ, fasten, fastener, fastening, fix, fixing, foreskin, glans clitoridis, holdfast, horn button, mouse button, plant part, prepuce, push-button radio, reset button, run up, secure, sew, sew together, shirt button, stitch, switch, vulva



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \But"ton\, n. [OE. boton, botoun, F. bouton button, bud,
    prop. something pushing out, fr. bouter to push. See {Butt}
    an end.]
    1. A knob; a small ball; a small, roundish mass.
    2. A catch, of various forms and materials, used to fasten
       together the different parts of dress, by being attached
       to one part, and passing through a slit, called a
       buttonhole, in the other; -- used also for ornament.
    3. A bud; a germ of a plant. --Shak.
    4. A piece of wood or metal, usually flat and elongated,
       turning on a nail or screw, to fasten something, as a
    5. A globule of metal remaining on an assay cupel or in a
       crucible, after fusion.
    {Button hook}, a hook for catching a button and drawing it
       through a buttonhole, as in buttoning boots and gloves.
    {Button shell} (Zo["o]l.), a small, univalve marine shell of
       the genus {Rotella}.
    {Button snakeroot}. (Bot.)
       (a) The American composite genus {Liatris}, having rounded
           buttonlike heads of flowers.
       (b) An American umbelliferous plant with rigid, narrow
           leaves, and flowers in dense heads.
    {Button tree} (Bot.), a genus of trees ({Conocarpus}),
       furnishing durable timber, mostly natives of the West
    {To hold by the button}, to detain in conversation to
       weariness; to bore; to buttonhole.
  2. \But"ton\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Buttoned}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Buttoning}.] [OE. botonen, OF. botoner, F. boutonner. See
    {Button}, n.]
    1. To fasten with a button or buttons; to inclose or make
       secure with buttons; -- often followed by up.
             He was a tall, fat, long-bodied man, buttoned up to
             the throat in a tight green coat.     --Dickens.
    2. To dress or clothe. [Obs.] --Shak.
  3. \But"ton\, v. i.
    To be fastened by a button or buttons; as, the coat will not
Computing Dictionary

1. push-button.

2. A graphical representation of an electrical push-button appearing as part of a graphical user interface. Moving the mouse pointer over the graphical button and pressing one of the physical mouse buttons starts some software action such as closing a window or deleting a file.

See also radio button.

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