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but·ton

 (bŭt′n)
n.
1.
a. A generally disk-shaped fastener used to join two parts of a garment by fitting through a buttonhole or loop.
b. Such an object used for decoration.
2. Any of various objects resembling a button, especially:
a. A push-button switch.
b. The blunt tip of a fencing foil.
c. A fused metal or glass globule.
3. Computers
a. In graphical user interface systems, a well-defined area within the interface that is clicked to select a command.
b. In a hypertext database, an icon that when selected allows a user to view a particular associated object.
4. Any of various knoblike structures of an organism, especially:
a. An immature, unexpanded mushroom.
b. The tip of a rattlesnake's rattle.
5. A usually round flat badge that bears a design or printed information and is typically pinned to a garment: a campaign button.
6. Informal The end of the chin, regarded as the point of impact for a punch.
v. but·toned, but·ton·ing, but·tons
v.tr.
1. To fasten with buttons: buttoned his shirt; buttoned up her raincoat.
2. To decorate or furnish with buttons.
3. Informal To close (the lips or mouth): Button your lip.
v.intr.
To be or be capable of being fastened with buttons: The blouse buttons up the back.
Phrasal Verb:
button up
1. To fasten one's clothing tightly, as against cold weather.
2. To close or seal securely: button up the cabin for winter.
3. To complete the final details of: "Publication is a couple of months off; they're just buttoning up paperback rights" (Donald Dale Jackson).
Idiom:
on the button
Exactly; precisely.

[Middle English, from Old French bouton, from bouter, to thrust, of Germanic origin; see bhau- in Indo-European roots.]

but′ton·er n.
but′ton·y adj.

button

(ˈbʌtən)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a disc or knob of plastic, wood, etc, attached to a garment, etc, usually for fastening two surfaces together by passing it through a buttonhole or loop
2. a small round object, such as any of various sweets, decorations, or badges
3. (Electronics) a small disc that completes an electric circuit when pushed, as one that operates a doorbell or machine
4. (Electronics) a symbolic representation of a button on the screen of a computer that is notionally depressed by manipulating the mouse to initiate an action
5. (Biology) biology any rounded knoblike part or organ, such as an unripe mushroom
6. (Fencing) fencing the protective knob fixed to the point of a foil
7. (Metallurgy) a small amount of metal, usually lead, with which gold or silver is fused, thus concentrating it during assaying
8. (Metallurgy) the piece of a weld that pulls out during the destructive testing of spot welds
9. (Rowing) rowing a projection around the loom of an oar that prevents it slipping through the rowlock
10. Brit an object of no value (esp in the phrase not worth a button)
11. slang intellect; mental capacity (in such phrases as a button short, to have all one's buttons, etc)
12. on the button informal exactly; precisely
vb
13. to fasten with a button or buttons
14. (tr) to provide with buttons
15. (Fencing) (tr) fencing to hit (an opponent) with the button of one's foil
16. button one's lip button up one's lip button one's mouth button up one's mouth to stop talking: often imperative
[C14: from Old French boton, from boter to thrust, butt, of Germanic origin; see butt3]
ˈbuttoner n
ˈbuttonless adj
ˈbuttony adj

but•ton

(ˈbʌt n)
n.
1. a small disk, knob, or the like attached to an article, as of clothing, and serving as a fastener when passed through a buttonhole or loop.
2. anything resembling a button, esp. in being small and round, as a candy, ornament, or marker.
3. a badge or emblem bearing a name, slogan, or the like, for wear on the lapel, dress, etc.: campaign buttons.
4. a small knob or disk pressed to activate an electric circuit, operate a machine, open a door, etc.
5. Computers. (in a graphical user interface) any of the small, labeled, button-shaped areas upon which the user can click, as with a mouse, to choose an option.
6. a young or undeveloped mushroom.
7. any of various small parts or structures resembling a button, as the rattle at the tip of the tail in a very young rattlesnake.
8. Informal. the point of the chin.
9. (in assaying) a small globule or lump of metal at the bottom of a crucible after fusion.
10. the protective, blunting knob fixed to the point of a fencing foil.
v.t.
11. to fasten with or as if with a button or buttons: Button your coat.
12. to insert (a button) in a buttonhole or loop.
v.i.
13. to be capable of being buttoned: This coat buttons up the front.
Idioms:
1. button up,
a. Also, button one's lip. to become or keep silent.
b. to complete successfully; finish.
2. (right) on the button, exact; correct.
[1275–1325; Middle English boto(u)n < Anglo-French: rosehip, button, stud; Middle French boton=boter to butt3 + -on n. suffix]
but′ton•er, n.
but′ton•less, adj.

button


Past participle: buttoned
Gerund: buttoning

Imperative
button
button
Present
I button
you button
he/she/it buttons
we button
you button
they button
Preterite
I buttoned
you buttoned
he/she/it buttoned
we buttoned
you buttoned
they buttoned
Present Continuous
I am buttoning
you are buttoning
he/she/it is buttoning
we are buttoning
you are buttoning
they are buttoning
Present Perfect
I have buttoned
you have buttoned
he/she/it has buttoned
we have buttoned
you have buttoned
they have buttoned
Past Continuous
I was buttoning
you were buttoning
he/she/it was buttoning
we were buttoning
you were buttoning
they were buttoning
Past Perfect
I had buttoned
you had buttoned
he/she/it had buttoned
we had buttoned
you had buttoned
they had buttoned
Future
I will button
you will button
he/she/it will button
we will button
you will button
they will button
Future Perfect
I will have buttoned
you will have buttoned
he/she/it will have buttoned
we will have buttoned
you will have buttoned
they will have buttoned
Future Continuous
I will be buttoning
you will be buttoning
he/she/it will be buttoning
we will be buttoning
you will be buttoning
they will be buttoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been buttoning
you have been buttoning
he/she/it has been buttoning
we have been buttoning
you have been buttoning
they have been buttoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been buttoning
you will have been buttoning
he/she/it will have been buttoning
we will have been buttoning
you will have been buttoning
they will have been buttoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been buttoning
you had been buttoning
he/she/it had been buttoning
we had been buttoning
you had been buttoning
they had been buttoning
Conditional
I would button
you would button
he/she/it would button
we would button
you would button
they would button
Past Conditional
I would have buttoned
you would have buttoned
he/she/it would have buttoned
we would have buttoned
you would have buttoned
they would have buttoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.button - a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholesbutton - a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes
coat button - a button on a coat
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
shirt button - a button on a shirt
2.button - an electrical switch operated by pressingbutton - an electrical switch operated by pressing; "the elevator was operated by push buttons"; "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"
bell push - a button that is pushed to ring a bell
buzzer, doorbell, bell - a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
horn button - a button that you press to activate the horn of an automobile
mouse button - a push button on the mouse
panic button - a button to push in order to summon help in case of an emergency; "the circuit is operated by a panic button"; "when he saw that I was angry he hit the panic button"
push-button radio - a radio receiver that can be tuned by pressing buttons
reset button - a push button that you press to activate the reset mechanism
electric switch, electrical switch, switch - control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
3.button - any of various plant parts that resemble buttons
plant part, plant structure - any part of a plant or fungus
4.button - a round flat badge displaying information and suitable for pinning onto a garment; "they passed out campaign buttons for their candidate"
badge - an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.); "they checked everyone's badge before letting them in"
5.button - a female sexual organ homologous to the penisbutton - a female sexual organ homologous to the penis
glans clitoridis - small mass of erectile tissue at the end of the body of the clitoris
vulva - external parts of the female genitalia
erectile organ - an organ containing erectile tissue
foreskin, prepuce - a fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris
6.button - a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
7.button - any artifact that resembles a button
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
Verb1.button - provide with buttons; "button a shirt"
add - make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of; "We added two students to that dorm room"; "She added a personal note to her letter"; "Add insult to injury"; "Add some extra plates to the dinner table"
2.button - fasten with buttons; "button the dress"
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
unbutton - undo the buttons of; "unbutton the shirt"

button

noun
1. fastening, catch, hook, clip, clasp, fastener, hasp, press stud a coat with brass buttons
2. switch, control, key, handle, lever, knob He pressed the 'play' button.
Translations
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knoflíktlačítkozapnout
knapknappe
nappinappulanuppupainikepainonappi
dugmegumbpupoljakznačka
begombolgombgombol
hneppatakkitalavalhnappurbarmmerki
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단추
mygtukasprilipti priesagasagos kilpaužsagstyti
aizpogātpoga
gumbznačka
dugmepupoljakznačkaдугмезначка
knapp
กระดุม
düğmedüğmelemekiliklemektuş
khuy

button

[ˈbʌtn]
A. N
1. (on garment, machine) → botón m
on the button [arrive] → en punto; (= absolutely exact) → exacto
to press or push the right buttondar en la tecla
2. (US) (= badge) → insignia f
3. Buttons (esp Brit) (in hotel) → botones m inv
B. VT (also button up) → abrochar, abotonar
to button one's lipno decir ni mu
C. VIabrocharse
it buttons in frontse abrocha por delante
D. CPD button mushroom Nchampiñón m pequeño

button

[ˈbʌtən]
n
[coat, shirt] → bouton m
[machine] → bouton m
at the push of a button → lorsque l'on appuie sur le bouton
(= badge) (US)badge m
to be right on the button [person] (= exactly right) → avoir (tout à fait) raison
vt [+ coat, cardigan, shirt] → boutonner
vi [coat, cardigan, shirt] → se boutonner
button up
vtboutonnerbutton-down [ˈbʌtədaʊn] adj [shirt] → à col boutonné; [collar] → à pointes boutonnéesbuttoned up buttoned-up adj (= reserved) [person] → coincé(e)

button

n
Knopf m; not worth a button (inf)keinen Pfifferling wert (inf); his answer was right on the button (inf)seine Antwort hat voll ins Schwarze getroffen (inf); he arrived right on the button (inf)er kam auf den Glockenschlag (inf); to push or press the right buttons (fig inf)es richtig anstellen (inf); she knew which buttons to press to get what she wanted (fig inf)sie wusste, wie sie es anstellen musste, um zu bekommen, was sie wollte (inf)
(= mushroom)junger Champignon
buttons sing (inf, = pageboy) → (Hotel)page m
(Comput) → Schaltfläche f, → Button m
(esp US: = badge) → Sticker m, → Button m
vt garmentzuknöpfen; button your lip (inf)halt den Mund (inf)
vi (garment)geknöpft werden

button

:
buttonhole
n
(in garment) → Knopfloch nt
(= flower)Blume fim Knopfloch; to sell buttonsBlumen fürs Knopfloch verkaufen
vt (fig)zu fassen bekommen, sich (dat)schnappen (inf)
buttonhole stitch
nKnopflochstich m
buttonhook
n (for boots) → Stiefelknöpfer m
button mushroom

button

[ˈbʌtn]
1. n (on garment) → bottone m; (on doorbell, machine) → pulsante m, bottone
2. vt (also button up) → abbottonare
3. viabbottonarsi

button

(ˈbatn) noun
1. a knob or disc used as a fastening. I lost a button off my coat.
2. a small knob pressed to operate something. This button turns the radio on.
verb
(often with up) to fasten by means of buttons.
ˈbuttonhole noun
the hole or slit into which a button is put.
verb
to catch someone's attention and hold him in conversation. He buttonholed me and began telling me the story of his life.

button

زِرّ knoflík knap Knopf κουμπί botón nappi bouton dugme bottone ボタン 단추 knoop knapp guzik botão пуговица knapp กระดุม düğme khuy 纽扣

but·ton

n. botón.

button

n botón m; call — botón de llamada; If you need the nurse, press the call button..Si necesita a la enfermera, presione el botón de llamada; vt (también to — up) abotonar(se), abrocharse); to button one’s shirt.. abotonarse la camisa… difficulty buttoning..dificultad para abotonar(se)
References in classic literature ?
I shall say I didn't know you, for you look so grown-up and unlike yourself, I'm quite afraid of you," he said, fumbling at his glove button.
The quadroon nurse was looked upon as a huge encumbrance, only good to button up waists and panties and to brush and part hair; since it seemed to be a law of society that hair must be parted and brushed.
And now -- because, beyond my deserts, I was happy enough to find a listener or two on the former occasion -- I again seize the public by the button, and talk of my three years' experience in a Custom-House.
We were fain to button up our monkey jackets, and hold to our lips cups of scalding tea with our half frozen fingers.
There was one belonging to a Hebrew collar button peddler, who had died in the room next to him, and which the landlady was holding for her rent; in the end, however, Jurgis decided to do without it, as he was to be underground by day and in bed at night.
I touched a button, and shook the bones of England loose from her spine!
We proceeded to dress by the gloom of a couple sickly candles, but we could hardly button anything, our hands shook so.
We found a brass button in his stomach and a round ball, and lots of rubbage.
But only for a minute -- only while he could button the flower inside his jacket, next his heart -- or next his stomach, possibly, for he was not much posted in anatomy, and not hypercritical, any- way.
some stroke their chins; some stroke their noses; some stroke up UNDER their chin with their hand; some twirl a chain, some fumble a button, then there's some that draws a figure or a letter with their finger on their cheek, or under their chin or on their under lip.
wants enough to make a new waste button behind so I wont look so outlandish.
Brocklehurst adjusted the top button of his surtout, muttered something to his family, who rose, bowed to Miss Temple, and then all the great people sailed in state from the room.