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.

Definitions of button
  1. noun
    a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes
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    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
  2. noun
    a round flat badge displaying information and suitable for pinning onto a garment
    “they passed out campaign buttons for their candidate”
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    an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.)
  3. noun
    any artifact that resembles a button
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    artefact, artifact
    a man-made object taken as a whole
  4. noun
    any of various plant parts that resemble buttons
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    type of:
    plant part, plant structure
    any part of a plant or fungus
  5. verb
    fasten with buttons
    button the dress”
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    undo the buttons of
    type of:
    fasten, fix, secure
    cause to be firmly attached
  6. verb
    provide with buttons
    button a shirt”
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    make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of
  7. noun
    a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism
    synonyms: release
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    an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
  8. noun
    an electrical switch operated by pressing
    “the elevator was operated by push buttons
    synonyms: push, push button
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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
  9. noun
    a female sexual organ homologous to the penis
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    type of:
    erectile organ
    an organ containing erectile tissue
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