button


Definition: Meaning of, button in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈbʌt(ə)n /

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button buttons
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  1. a small round flat object on your shirt, coat etc which you pass through a hole to fasten it
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  2. a small part or area of a machine that you press to make it do something
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  3. a small area on a computer screen, especially on a website, that you CLICK on in order to perform an action
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  4. American English a small metal or plastic pin with a message or picture on it [=  badge British English]
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  5. button nose/eyes a nose or eyes that are small and round
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  6. on the button especially American English informal exactly right, or at exactly the right time
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  7. press/push (all) the right buttons to get what you want by behaving in a clever way
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  8. press/push somebody's buttons to make someone angry by doing or saying something that annoys them
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  9. at/with the push/touch of a button used to emphasize how easy a machine is to use because it is controlled by pushing a button
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Prsesent Past Past Participle
button buttoned buttoned
Present Participle Third Person Singular
buttoning buttons
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  1. also button up to fasten clothes with buttons or to be fastened with buttons
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  2. button it! British English American English spoken used to tell someone in a rude way to stop talking
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button used in phrases

  • Indian button fern (noun)
    1. fern of tropical Asia having round buttonlike bulbils
  • bachelor's button (noun)
    1. an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue, purple, pink or white flowers
    2. tropical American herb having rose to red or purple flowers that can be dried without losing colour
  • belly button (noun)
    1. the small round mark in the middle of your stomach [=  navel]
  • button fern (noun)
    1. fern of New Zealand and Australia having trailing fronds with dark green buttonlike leaflets
    2. jamaican fern having round buttonlike bulbils
  • button mangrove (noun)
    1. evergreen tree or shrub with fruit resembling buttons and yielding heavy hard compact wood
  • button pink (noun)
    1. much-branched pink with flowers in clusters; closely related to sweet William
  • button snakeroot (noun)
    1. coarse prickly perennial eryngo of United States thought to cure rattlesnake bite
    2. coarse prickly perennial eryngo with aromatic roots; southeastern United States; often confused with rattlesnake master
  • button tree (noun)
    1. evergreen tree or shrub with fruit resembling buttons and yielding heavy hard compact wood
  • button-down (adjective)
    1. a button-down shirt or collar has the ends of the collar fastened to the shirt with buttons
    2. a button-down company or style is formal and traditional
  • button-quail (noun)
    1. small quail-like terrestrial bird of southern Eurasia and northern Africa that lacks a hind toe; classified with wading birds but inhabits grassy plains
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Pronunciation: ˈsɪŋkrənaɪzə
Parts of Speech: noun
especially an instrument that enables a pilot to synchronize the propellers of a plane that has two or more engines an instrument that indicates whether two periodic motions are synchronous