Search Result for "button":
1. a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes;
2. an electrical switch operated by pressing;
- Example: "the elevator was operated by push buttons"
- Example: "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"
[syn: push button, push, button]
3. any of various plant parts that resemble buttons;
4. a round flat badge displaying information and suitable for pinning onto a garment;
- Example: "they passed out campaign buttons for their candidate"
5. a female sexual organ homologous to the penis;
[syn: clitoris, clit, button]
6. a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism;
[syn: release, button]
7. any artifact that resembles a button;
1. provide with buttons;
- Example: "button a shirt"
2. fasten with buttons;
- Example: "button the dress"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Push button \Push button\ (Elec.) A simple device, resembling a button in form, so arranged that pushing it closes an electric circuit, as of an electric bell; -- called also button. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Button \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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. A bud; a germ of a plant. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. A piece of wood or metal, usually flat and elongated, turning on a nail or screw, to fasten something, as a door. [1913 Webster] 5. A globule of metal remaining on an assay cupel or in a crucible, after fusion. [1913 Webster] Button hook, a hook for catching a button and drawing it through a buttonhole, as in buttoning boots and gloves. Button shell (Zool.), 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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Button \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. [1913 Webster] He was a tall, fat, long-bodied man, buttoned up to the throat in a tight green coat. --Dickens. [1913 Webster] 2. To dress or clothe. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Button \But"ton\, v. i. To be fastened by a button or buttons; as, the coat will not button. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
button n 1: a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes 2: an electrical switch operated by pressing; "the elevator was operated by push buttons"; "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk" [syn: push button, push, button] 3: any of various plant parts that resemble buttons 4: a round flat badge displaying information and suitable for pinning onto a garment; "they passed out campaign buttons for their candidate" 5: a female sexual organ homologous to the penis [syn: clitoris, clit, button] 6: a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism [syn: release, button] 7: any artifact that resembles a button v 1: provide with buttons; "button a shirt" 2: fasten with buttons; "button the dress" [ant: unbutton]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
359 Moby Thesaurus words for "button": a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, anchor, armory, articulate, badge, badge of office, badges, bagatelle, band, bandage, bang, bantam, banty, bar, barrette, barricade, baton, batten, batten down, bauble, bean, bellyband, belt, bibelot, bilge, bind, binding, binding stone, binding twine, bit, blain, blazonry, bleb, blister, blob, bobby pin, bollard, bolt, bonder, bondstone, boss, bow, box hook, brace, braces, brad, braid, brass farthing, brassard, bubble, buckle, bulb, bulge, bulla, bullion, bump, bunch, burl, butt, button up, cable, cahot, cap and gown, carpet tack, cast, casting, catch, cent, chain, chain of office, chin, chine, chit, choke, choke off, cinch, cincture, clamp, clap, clasp, class ring, cleat, click, clinch, clip, close, close up, clothespin, clump, cockade, collar, condyle, constrict, contain, contract, convex, corking pin, cotter, cover, cross, curio, decoration, diminutive, dovetail, dowel, dress, eagle, ear, emblems, ensigns, farce, farthing, fasces, fasten, feather, featherweight, fibula, fig, figurehead, fillet, fingerling, fishhook, flange, flap, fleabite, fleur-de-lis, fold, fold up, folderol, fribble, frippery, funiculus, gall, garter, gate, gaud, gewgaw, gimcrack, girdle, girth, gnarl, grab, grapnel, grappler, grappling iron, guy, hair, hairpin, halfpenny, hammer and sickle, handle, hank, hasp, hawser, haywire, heraldry, hill, hill of beans, hinge, hitch, hitching post, holdfast, hook, hook and eye, hump, hunch, ingot, inkle, insignia, interlocker, jam, jest, jog, joggle, joint, joke, kevel, key, kickshaw, kingpin, knickknack, knickknackery, knob, knot, knur, knurl, lace, lacing, lapel pin, lariat, latch, latchet, leader, ligament, lightweight, line, lip, livery, lock, lock out, lock up, loop, lump, mace, mantle, markings, medal, mentum, mini, minikin, minnow, minny, miter, mockery, mole, molehill, moorings, mortarboard, mortise, mountain, mouse, nail, nevus, noose, nub, nubbin, nubble, nut, occlude, old school tie, padlock, paper clip, papilloma, pawl, peewee, peg, peppercorn, picayune, pig, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick, pintle, plumb, pony, rabbet, rap, red cent, regalia, regulus, rib, ridge, ring, rivet, roller, rope, rose, row of pins, runt, rush, safety pin, scarf, school ring, screw, seal, seal off, seal up, secure, sennit, setscrew, sew, shamrock, sheet metal, shit, shoulder, shrimp, shut, shut the door, shut up, sigillography, skewer, skull and crossbones, slam, slide fastener, slip, small fry, snap, sneeshing, snip, snippet, snubbing post, sou, sow, sphragistics, spike, spine, splice, squeeze shut, staff, staple, stick, stitch, strangle, strap, straw, string, strop, stub tenon, stud, style, suspenders, swastika, tab, tack, tag, tartan, tendon, terret, thistle, thole, tholepin, thong, thumbtack, tie, tie beam, tit, toggle, toy, treenail, trifle, trinket, triviality, tubercle, tubercule, tug, tuppence, twine, two cents, twopence, uniform, verge, verruca, vesicle, vise, wale, wand, wart, wedge, welt, whang, whim-wham, wire, wisp, zip up, zipperThe Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):
push-button. 2. A graphical representation of an electrical push-button appearing as part of a graphical user interface. Moving the mouse pointer over the graphical button and pressing one of the physical mouse buttons starts some software action such as closing a window or deleting a file. See also radio button. (1997-07-07)