Definitions for: Button


[n] a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes
[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"
[n] a female sexual organ homologous to the penis
[n] any of various plant parts that resemble buttons
[v] fasten with buttons; "button the dress"
[v] provide with buttons; "button a shirt"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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
door.

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
Indies.

To hold by the button, to detain in conversation to
weariness; to bore; to buttonhole.


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.


But"ton, v. i.
To be fastened by a button or buttons; as, the coat will not
button.

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

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