What does Button mean?

Definitions for Button
ˈbʌt nBut·ton

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Button.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. button(noun)

    a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes

  2. push button, push, button(noun)

    an electrical switch operated by pressing

    "the elevator was operated by push buttons"; "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"

  3. button(noun)

    any of various plant parts that resemble buttons

  4. button(noun)

    a round flat badge displaying information and suitable for pinning onto a garment

    "they passed out campaign buttons for their candidate"

  5. clitoris, clit, button(noun)

    a female sexual organ homologous to the penis

  6. release, button(noun)

    a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism

  7. button(verb)

    any artifact that resembles a button

  8. button(verb)

    provide with buttons

    "button a shirt"

  9. button(verb)

    fasten with buttons

    "button the dress"

Wiktionary

  1. button(Noun)

    A knob or disc that is passed through a loop or (buttonhole), serving as a fastener.

    April fastened the buttons of her overcoat to keep out the wind.

    Etymology: From boton (French bouton), itself either from *, probably ultimately from a language, or from bouter + -on.

  2. button(Noun)

    A mechanical device meant to be pressed with a finger in order to open or close an electric circuit or to activate a mechanism.

    Pat pushed the button marked "shred" on the blender.

    Etymology: From boton (French bouton), itself either from *, probably ultimately from a language, or from bouter + -on.

  3. button(Noun)

    An on-screen control that can be selected as an activator of an attached function.

    Click the button that looks like a house to return to your browser's home page.

    Etymology: From boton (French bouton), itself either from *, probably ultimately from a language, or from bouter + -on.

  4. button(Noun)

    A badge worn on clothes, fixed with a pin through the fabric.

    The politician wore a bright yellow button with the slogan "Vote Smart" emblazoned on it.

    Etymology: From boton (French bouton), itself either from *, probably ultimately from a language, or from bouter + -on.

  5. button(Noun)

    A bud.

    Etymology: From boton (French bouton), itself either from *, probably ultimately from a language, or from bouter + -on.

  6. button(Noun)

    The clitoris.

    Etymology: From boton (French bouton), itself either from *, probably ultimately from a language, or from bouter + -on.

  7. button(Noun)

    The center (bullseye) of the house.

    Etymology: From boton (French bouton), itself either from *, probably ultimately from a language, or from bouter + -on.

  8. button(Noun)

    The soft circular tip at the end of a foil.

    Etymology: From boton (French bouton), itself either from *, probably ultimately from a language, or from bouter + -on.

  9. button(Noun)

    A plastic disk used to represent the person in last position in a poker game; also dealer's button.

    Etymology: From boton (French bouton), itself either from *, probably ultimately from a language, or from bouter + -on.

  10. button(Verb)

    To fasten with a button.

    Etymology: From boton (French bouton), itself either from *, probably ultimately from a language, or from bouter + -on.

  11. button(Verb)

    To be fastened by a button or buttons.

    The coat will not button.

    Etymology: From boton (French bouton), itself either from *, probably ultimately from a language, or from bouter + -on.

  12. button(Noun)

    The player who is last to act after the flop, turn and river, who possesses the button.

    Etymology: From boton (French bouton), itself either from *, probably ultimately from a language, or from bouter + -on.

  13. button(Noun)

    A raised pavement marker to further indicate the presence of a pavement marking painted stripe.

    Etymology: From boton (French bouton), itself either from *, probably ultimately from a language, or from bouter + -on.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Button(noun)

    a knob; a small ball; a small, roundish mass

  2. Button(noun)

    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. Button(noun)

    a bud; a germ of a plant

  4. Button(noun)

    a piece of wood or metal, usually flat and elongated, turning on a nail or screw, to fasten something, as a door

  5. Button(noun)

    a globule of metal remaining on an assay cupel or in a crucible, after fusion

  6. Button(noun)

    to fasten with a button or buttons; to inclose or make secure with buttons; -- often followed by up

  7. Button(noun)

    to dress or clothe

  8. Button(verb)

    to be fastened by a button or buttons; as, the coat will not button

Freebase

  1. Button

    In modern clothing and fashion design, a button is a small fastener, most commonly made of plastic, but also frequently of seashell, which secures two pieces of fabric together. In archaeology, a button can be a significant artifact. In the applied arts and in craft, a button can be an example of folk art, studio craft, or even a miniature work of art. Buttons are most often attached to articles of clothing but can also be used on containers such as wallets and bags. However, buttons may be sewn onto garments and similar items exclusively for purposes of ornamentation. Buttons serving as fasteners work by slipping through a fabric or thread loop, or by sliding through a buttonhole. Other types of fastenings include zippers, velcro and magnets.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Button

    but′n, n. a knob of metal, bone, &c., used to fasten the dress: the knob at the end of a foil: the head of an unexpanded mushroom: the knob of an electric bell, &c.: anything of small value, as in the phrase, 'I don't care a button:' a person who acts as a decoy: (pl.) young mushrooms, sheep's dung.—v.t. to fasten by means of buttons: to close up tightly.—v.i. to be fastened with buttons.—ns. Butt′on-bush, a North American shrub of the madder family, having globular flower-heads; Butt′on-hole, the hole or slit in the dress by which the button is held.—v.t. to detain in talk, as if by taking hold of a man by the button.—ns. Butt′on-hook, a hook for pulling the buttons of gloves and shoes through the button-holes; Butt′on-wood, a small West Indian evergreen tree of the myrobalan family: the plane-tree of the United States—also Butt′on-ball and incorrectly Sycamore.—adj. Butt′ony, decorated with buttons.—Boy in buttons, a boy servant in livery, a page. [Fr. bouton, any small projection, from bouter, to push.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. button

    The knob of metal which terminates the breech end of most guns, and which affords a convenient bearing for the application of handspikes, breechings, &c.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. button

    In gunnery, is a part of the cascabel, in either a gun or howitzer, and is the hind part of the piece, made round in the form of a ball.

Editors Contribution

  1. button

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    Buttons are used on clothing, hats, garments, duvet covers etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 21, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Button' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1963

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Button' in Nouns Frequency: #1547

How to pronounce Button?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Button in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Button in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Button in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Button in a Sentence

  1. Colleague Miro Voellmy:

    The great thing is that everything on this wheelchair is automated, if I want to climb the stairs I can just drive up to them, turn around, press one button and all I have to do is control the velocity I want to drive at. The alignment on the stairs, the leveling of the wheelchair driver, is automated and he can control it, he can view the back with a back facing camera, and have a full, safe, driving experience.

  2. Archie Bradley:

    So it’s a 2-2 count, and I’m like, ‘Man, I have to pee. I have to go pee.’ So I run in our bathroom real quick, I’m ready to go. I’m trying to pee and I actually [expletive] my pants. Like right before I’m about to go in the game, I pooped my pants, i’m like ‘Oh my gosh.’ I know I’m a pitch away from going in the game, so I’m scrambling to clean myself up. I get it cleaned up the best I can, button my pants up, and our bullpen coach Mike Fetters says, ‘Hey, you’re in the game.’ So I’m jogging into the game to pitch with poop in my pants essentially.

  3. Jonathan Golub:

    A lot of folks are hitting the panic button, and it's not really the right way to think about this. You have to look at what's really going on.

  4. Cameron Heron:

    It was so traumatic. She doesnt remember much, which, in a way, Im thankful for as it was so distressing for her. As medics sprang into action, working around the clock to save Heron, her motherbecame terrified she would not make it. The day after she was admitted to the hospital, it looked as if her worst fears would be realized when Heron suddenly stopped breathing. Her throat had swollen so much that she couldnt breathe, it was horrendous to watch. She was throwing up all this blood and skin. I really thought she was going to die. While doctors managed to stabilize Heron, the condition continued to ravage her body, leaving the skin on her face, chest, back, and arms so burnt that it fell away. Her lips also swelled to the point where they burst and her mouth became covered in painful ulcers. Doctors told us it was one of the worst cases they had ever seen, Carmen Heron said. Danika was barely conscious most of the time, and had this button to press to get pain relief when it became too much. Her organs were failing and she had so much internal scarring. She was being burnt from the inside out. Her entire body was bandaged, and when the dressings were removed, her skin came away too. Finally, after three weeks, Heron slowly began to rally and was discharged six days later. But, her journey was far from over, as she was left with side-effects such as the loss of her hair and nails. Her skin is still healing to this day and she also needs hearing aids as the insides of her ears are so scarred. As well as the physical fallout, she is also fighting the emotional legacy of SJS, having suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Were still dealing with SJS - it didnt stop when we left hospital, Carmen Heron said. Danika will have days where she feels incredibly low and struggles with flashbacks of being in hospital. Thankfully, if she feels that way, she will phone us right away. We have found that, as a family, its good to talk rather than bottle everything up, however difficult those memories might be. Another side-effect of Heronsordeal was the warning by doctors that, due to the amount of internal scarring she had sustained, it was unlikely she would ever conceive. According to the U.S. Library of National Medicine, SJS and TEN often cause the tissue around the mucous membranes which line various cavities in the body, including the eyes, ears, mouth, vagina, and urethra, as well as covering the organs to die. As a result, women can experience vaginal lesions that lead to painful intercourse, difficulty conceiving, and even infertility. The doctors said they could refer her to a gynecologist to run some tests, but she never went I think she didnt want to hear the answers, Carmen Heron said. But, in December 2018, the Heron family received some news they thought they would never hear. Danika rang me crying. I immediately panicked and said, Whats wrong ?

  5. Roddie Hasan:

    ..A car pulled in from the road and around the corner into the lot, and I expected the Tesla to 'see' it and stop, however I had to take my finger off the (app) button when I saw that my Tesla wasn't slowing down.

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