What does unbutton mean?

Definitions for unbutton
ʌnˈbʌt nun·but·ton

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unbuttonverb

    undo the buttons of

    "unbutton the shirt"


  1. unbuttonverb

    To open something by undoing its buttons

  2. unbuttonverb

    To unfasten buttons

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Unbuttonverb

    To loose any thing buttoned.

    Thou art fat-witted with drinking old sack, and unbuttoning thee after supper. William Shakespeare, Hen. IV.

    Many catch cold on the breast, by leaving their doublets unbuttoned. Gideon Harvey, on Consumptions.

    His silk waistcoat was unbuttoned in several places. Addison.


  1. unbutton

    To unfasten the buttons of a piece of clothing or other item. This act usually allows the opening or removal of the item, such as a shirt, jacket, or trousers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unbuttonverb

    to loose the buttons of; to unfasten

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unbutton

    un-but′n, v.t. to loose the buttons of.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unbutton in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unbutton in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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