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Noun: button  bú-t(u)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";
    - push button, push
  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 device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism
    - release
  6. Any artifact that resembles a button
  7. A specific area or icon in graphical user interface systems that is clicked or pressed in order to select a command or perform an action
  8. (computing) an on-screen control that can be clicked on to invoke a particular function
Verb: button  bú-t(u)n
  1. Provide with buttons
    "button a shirt"
  2. Fasten with buttons
    "button the dress"
Verb: butt on
  1. Lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
    "Canada butts on the U.S.";
    - border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against

Derived forms: buttoning, buttoned, butted on, buttons, butting on, butts on

Type of: add, adjoin, artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], badge, contact, device, electric switch, electrical switch, fasten, fastener, fastening, fix, fixing, holdfast, meet, plant part, plant structure, secure, switch, symbol, touch

Antonym: unbutton

Part of: push-button radio

Encyclopedia: Button, Peter