button

A button is a small, flat, round object often found on clothing. It can also describe the round disc you press to turn on an electronic device, like the button you push to turn on your computer.

The noun button also can refer to the little round billboards people pin to their clothes to display their favorite political candidate, band, organization, or saying. Button can also be a verb, which describes the act of fastening buttons, like when you button your shirt. Or if you work at an electronics factory, your job might be to button, or attach buttons to, a cell phone.

Primary Meanings of button

1.
nv
a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes
fasten with buttons
2.
n
a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism
3.
n
a female sexual organ homologous to the penis
Full Definitions of button
1

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

Types:
coat button
a button on a coat
shirt button
a button on a shirt
Type of:
fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast
restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

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

“they passed out campaign buttons for their candidate”
Type of:
badge
an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.)

n any artifact that resembles a button

Type of:
artefact, artifact
a man-made object taken as a whole

n any of various plant parts that resemble buttons

Type of:
plant part, plant structure
any part of a plant or fungus

v fasten with buttons

button the dress”
Antonyms:
unbutton
undo the buttons of
Type of:
fasten, fix, secure
cause to be firmly attached

v provide with buttons

button a shirt”
Type of:
add
make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of
2

n a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism

Synonyms:
release
Type of:
device
an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

n an electrical switch operated by pressing

“the elevator was operated by push buttons
Synonyms:
push, push button
Types:
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bell push
a button that is pushed to ring a bell
bell, buzzer, doorbell
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
reset button
a push button that you press to activate the reset mechanism
night bell
a doorbell to be used at night
Type of:
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

n a female sexual organ homologous to the penis

Type of:
erectile organ
an organ containing erectile tissue

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