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. buttonnoun

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

  2. push button, push, buttonnoun

    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. buttonnoun

    any of various plant parts that resemble buttons

  4. buttonnoun

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

    "they passed out campaign buttons for their candidate"

  5. clitoris, clit, buttonnoun

    a female sexual organ homologous to the penis

  6. release, buttonnoun

    a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism

  7. buttonverb

    any artifact that resembles a button

  8. buttonverb

    provide with buttons

    "button a shirt"

  9. buttonverb

    fasten with buttons

    "button the dress"

Wiktionary

  1. buttonnoun

    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. buttonnoun

    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. buttonnoun

    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. buttonnoun

    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. buttonnoun

    A bud.

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

  6. buttonnoun

    The clitoris.

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

  7. buttonnoun

    The center (bullseye) of the house.

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

  8. buttonnoun

    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. buttonnoun

    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. buttonverb

    To fasten with a button.

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

  11. buttonverb

    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. buttonnoun

    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. buttonnoun

    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. Buttonnoun

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

  2. Buttonnoun

    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. Buttonnoun

    a bud; a germ of a plant

  4. Buttonnoun

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

  5. Buttonnoun

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

  6. Buttonnoun

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

  7. Buttonnoun

    to dress or clothe

  8. Buttonverb

    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

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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. Buddy Clark:

    When providing a DIP, lenders will want to button down everything that hasn’t already been pledged as collateral, having unencumbered assets in a bankruptcy gives the debtor a bargaining chip with the various constituents at the table, which they would likely have to give up in order to get a DIP loan.

  2. John Duckett:

    I called the sheriff and he said that they made an error — somebody hit the wrong button, i said, ‘Can you change it?’ And he called back and said, ‘Well, they’re not going to release it, they’re going to leave it, but they’re not going to enforce it.’.

  3. Bobby Hoyt:

    We saw our parents work hard all of their lives and still not be able to retire, for us, work-life balance is more than a hot button. The freedom of being able to make your own way outweighs the safety of a paycheck.

  4. Owlstone Medical Billy Boyle:

    Historically chemical analyzers take up half the size of a room and cost half a million dollars. So what we've been able to do is use microchip technology to shrink it down from these massive devices to something about the size of a button. And once it's in that form factor, you can build it directly into these disease breathalyzer technologies.

  5. Joachim Loew:

    I cannot say why this was for us, it was a bit of overconfidence ahead of Mexico - that we can press the button and win.

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