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Meaning of "button" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BUTTON

From Old French boton, from boter to thrust, butt, of Germanic origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BUTTON

button  [ˈbʌtən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BUTTON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Button is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb button in English.

WHAT DOES BUTTON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

button

Button

In modern clothing and fashion design, a button is a small fastener, most commonly made of plastic, but also frequently of seashell, which secures two pieces of fabric together. In archaeology, a button can be a significant artifact. In the applied arts and in craft, a button can be an example of folk art, studio craft, or even a miniature work of art. Buttons are most often attached to articles of clothing but can also be used on containers such as wallets and bags. However, buttons may be sewn onto garments and similar items exclusively for purposes of ornamentation. Buttons serving as fasteners work by slipping through a fabric or thread loop, or by sliding through a buttonhole. Other types of fastenings include zippers, velcro and magnets.

Definition of button in the English dictionary

The first definition of button in the dictionary is a disc or knob of plastic, wood, etc, attached to a garment, etc, usually for fastening two surfaces together by passing it through a buttonhole or loop. Other definition of button is a small round object, such as any of various sweets, decorations, or badges. Button is also a small disc that completes an electric circuit when pushed, as one that operates a doorbell or machine.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BUTTON

PRESENT

Present
I button
you button
he/she/it buttons
we button
you button
they button
Present continuous
I am buttoning
you are buttoning
he/she/it is buttoning
we are buttoning
you are buttoning
they are buttoning
Present perfect
I have buttoned
you have buttoned
he/she/it has buttoned
we have buttoned
you have buttoned
they have buttoned
Present perfect continuous
I have been buttoning
you have been buttoning
he/she/it has been buttoning
we have been buttoning
you have been buttoning
they have been buttoning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I buttoned
you buttoned
he/she/it buttoned
we buttoned
you buttoned
they buttoned
Past continuous
I was buttoning
you were buttoning
he/she/it was buttoning
we were buttoning
you were buttoning
they were buttoning
Past perfect
I had buttoned
you had buttoned
he/she/it had buttoned
we had buttoned
you had buttoned
they had buttoned
Past perfect continuous
I had been buttoning
you had been buttoning
he/she/it had been buttoning
we had been buttoning
you had been buttoning
they had been buttoning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will button
you will button
he/she/it will button
we will button
you will button
they will button
Future continuous
I will be buttoning
you will be buttoning
he/she/it will be buttoning
we will be buttoning
you will be buttoning
they will be buttoning
Future perfect
I will have buttoned
you will have buttoned
he/she/it will have buttoned
we will have buttoned
you will have buttoned
they will have buttoned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been buttoning
you will have been buttoning
he/she/it will have been buttoning
we will have been buttoning
you will have been buttoning
they will have been buttoning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would button
you would button
he/she/it would button
we would button
you would button
they would button
Conditional continuous
I would be buttoning
you would be buttoning
he/she/it would be buttoning
we would be buttoning
you would be buttoning
they would be buttoning
Conditional perfect
I would have button
you would have button
he/she/it would have button
we would have button
you would have button
they would have button
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been buttoning
you would have been buttoning
he/she/it would have been buttoning
we would have been buttoning
you would have been buttoning
they would have been buttoning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you button
we let´s button
you button
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to button
Past participle
buttoned
Present Participle
buttoning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BUTTON


bellybutton
ˈbɛlɪˌbʌtən
Dutton
ˈdʌtən
glutton
ˈɡlʌtən
hot-button
ˈhɒtˌbʌtən
Hutton
ˈhʌtən
leg-o´-mutton
ˌlɛɡəˈmʌtən
misbutton
ˌmɪsˈbʌtən
mutton
ˈmʌtən
push-button
ˈpʊʃˌbʌtən
rebutton
riːˈbʌtən
Sutton
ˈsʌtən
unbutton
ʌnˈbʌtən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BUTTON

buttocks
button lift
button mushroom
button one´s lip
button quail
button rose
button tow
button tree
button up
button-down
button-through
buttonball
buttonbush
buttoned up
buttoned-down
buttoner
buttonhold
buttonhole
buttonhole stitch
buttonholer

WORDS THAT END LIKE BUTTON

collar button
cotton
destruct button
fly button
freeze-frame button
hit the panic button
hot button
leg-of-mutton
on the button
panic button
pause button
pearl button
press button
push button
record button
redial button
reset button
snooze button
stop button
tummy button
Welshman´s button

Synonyms and antonyms of button in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BUTTON»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «button» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of button
catch · clasp · clip · control · fastener · fastening · handle · hasp · hook · key · knob · lever · press stud · switch

Translation of «button» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BUTTON

Find out the translation of button to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of button from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «button» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

纽扣
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

botón
570 millions of speakers

English

button
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बटन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

زِرّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пуговица
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

botão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বোতাম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bouton
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Butang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Knopf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ボタン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

단추
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tombol
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khuy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொத்தானை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बटण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

düğme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bottone
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

guzik
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кнопка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nasture
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κουμπί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

knoppie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

knapp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

knapp
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of button

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BUTTON»

The term «button» is very widely used and occupies the 1.659 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BUTTON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about button

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10 QUOTES WITH «BUTTON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word button.
1
Marina Abramovic
When I was 14, I thought I looked terrible. I wore these typical Slavic shoes with metal bottoms so you could always hear me coming and this really ugly princess skirt and blouse with the top button closed. I had a boy haircut, a baby face covered with pimples, and a really big nose.
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Mario Andretti
The man upstairs is pushing the buttons, and if your name happens to be on that button, well, thank you.
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W. H. Auden
A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon, but not about a man pushing a button that releases a bomb.
4
Lester Bangs
Basically no, I mean I think that it's very easy to like I say, smoke a joint or even to wear a Chairman Mao button, or do a lot of these things with out knowing what's behind it, and what it really means.
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Lester Bangs
It's much easier to wear a Chairman Mao button and shake your fists in the air and all that, then to actually read the Communist manifesto and things like that and actually become involved in politics.
6
Willow Bay
With a click of the 'Post Comment' button, Netizens can quickly bring down the level of dialogue. Bloggers lob zingers, commenters trade barbs, and bullies target kids in the cyber schoolyard. Mudslinging - a time-honored political tradition - thrives on the Web.
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Ray Comfort
In the past, missionaries have traveled to far countries with the message of the gospel - with great hardship and often with the loss of life. In contrast, we can reach millions instantly from the comfort of our homes by merely hitting the 'send' button on our computers, or with iPads, or phones.
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Charlie Dent
You have to take positions on bills. There is no button for maybe or possibly.
9
Joseph DeRisi
Every important machine's got to have a big red button.
10
Andy Dick
I really have to edit myself - I need someone with a censor button around me all the time. I'm just a little unaware of what's deemed appropriate.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BUTTON»

Discover the use of button in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to button and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Belly Button Book!
Hippopotamuses celebrate their belly buttons.
Sandra Boynton, 2011
2
10 Button Book
Verses introduce numbers from one to ten with ten real buttons, which snap in to the book.
William Accorsi, 1999
3
Button! Button!: 50 Cute and Crafty Projects
The clean, contemporary photography that showcases the projects will appeal to today’s crafter—and amusing tidbits focus on such fun topics as button museums, the self-proclaimed Button King, and button lingo.
Terry Taylor, 2008
4
Button and Stitch: Supercute Ways to Use Your Button Stash
Crafters love buttons! Now, thanks to Kristen Rask, they can explore new, unique ways of incorporating buttons into fabulous projects.
Kristen Rask, 2010
5
The button craft book
A collection of innovative button handicraft projects.
Dawn Cusick, 1995
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
This collection also includes three other Jazz Age tales by Fitzgerald.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, 2008
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Oliver Button is a Sissy
His classmates' taunts don't stop Oliver Button from doing what he likes best.
‎1979
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Button, Button: Uncanny Stories
This collection of stories features "Button, Button," soon to be a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz and James Marsden. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
Richard Matheson, 2008
9
Transport Economics
'In the 3rd edition of Transport Economics Button draws together the burgeoning literature in transportation economics.
K. Button, 2010
10
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
First published in 1922, it tells the story of a baby who is born with the physical appearance of a 70-year-old man, and then rejuvenates through aging.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BUTTON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term button is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ron Dennis insists Jenson Button will stay at McLaren for 2016
McLaren have rubbished speculation they are considering dropping Jenson Button and insist the former world champion will be staying on for ... «SkySports, Jul 15»
2
Jenson Button left feeling first-lap frustration at British Grand Prix
Jenson Button would have arrived at his home race believing his disastrous season could not get any worse - but it turns out it can. «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
3
How to get the home button back in Edge
Microsoft's new Edge browser is sleek and minimalist -- so minimalist that it no longer features a home button on the default toolbar. For many ... «CNET, Jul 15»
4
Angela Merkel has a red and a yellow button. One ends the crisis …
In aggregate, if you choose the yellow button, chancellor, eurozone ... Even if the chancellor wanted to opt for the red button, she would be ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
Twitter Experiments With Ads Button For iOS And Android Apps
Twitter hopes to please investors but ends up annoying many users by rolling out an experimental Twitter Ads button sitting on the profile page ... «Tech Times, Jul 15»
6
Jenson Button will most likely retire without a win at his home Grand …
If this is to be Jenson Button's Silverstone swansong the end was at least in keeping with what had come before. As Lewis Hamilton survived ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
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Girl, 4, who dies after swallowing button battery and being sent …
Summer Steer went into cardiac arrest after ingesting the button-shaped battery on June 30, 2013, despite doctors telling her mother she would ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Facebook Pushes For Better Multimedia Content, Tests GIF Button In …
The dedicated GIF button being tested will allow users to exchange moving images in two taps. This would do away with the current method of ... «Tech Times, Jul 15»
9
Navy divers clear Markeaton Park lake of debris ahead of Jenson …
Navy divers have today been searching Markeaton Park lake for debris ahead of Sunday's Jenson Button Triathlon. The team was amazed at ... «Derby Telegraph, Jul 15»
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Poker Strategy With Rep Porter: Three-Betting Wide From The Button
Often when you are in a later position, one or two seats off the button, and the action folds to you preflop, you will raise with a reasonably wide ... «CardPlayer.com, Jul 15»

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