Button

Definition of Button

But´ton
n.1.A knob; a small ball; a small, roundish mass.
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.
3.A bud; a germ of a plant.
4.A piece of wood or metal, usually flat and elongated, turning on a nail or screw, to fasten something, as a door.
5.A globule of metal remaining on an assay cupel or in a crucible, after fusion.
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
a - (Bot.) 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.
v. t.1.To fasten with a button or buttons; to inclose or make secure with buttons; - often followed by up.
[imp. & p. p. Buttoned ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Buttoning ( ).]
He was a tall, fat, long-bodied man, buttoned up to the throat in a tight green coat.
- Dickens.
2.To dress or clothe.
v. i.1.To be fastened by a button or buttons; as, the coat will not button.

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