button

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button is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /'bʌtən/
  • SAMPA: /"bVt.@n/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: but‧ton

Noun[change]

Singular
button

Plural
buttons

  1. (countable) A button is a round object that can be pushed through clothing so that the clothing stays on.
    Sarah's sweater doesn't work anymore because the buttons popped off.
  2. (countable) A button is a switch that is turned on by pressing it.
    I pressed the button to turn on the television.
  3. (US) (countable) A button is a badge that can be worn of clothing and is put onto the clothing with a pin to hold it in place.
    I have a "Vote for Bush" button.
  4. (poker/uncountable) If a poker player has the button, he is the last person to act on that hand.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
button

Third-person singular
buttons

Past tense
buttoned

Past participle
buttoned

Present participle
buttoning

  1. If you button something, you fasten it with a button.
    Button up your coat!

Antonyms[change]