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button US English

A small disk or knob sewn onto a garment, either to fasten it by being pushed through a slit made for the purpose, or for decoration

button US Thesaurus

shirt buttons

Button, Jenson US English

(B.1980), English motor-racing driver; full name Jenson Alexander Lyons Button. He won the Formula One world championship in 2009

back button US English

(In a graphical user interface) an icon, typically displaying an arrow pointing to the left, that may be selected in order to to return to the previous page or screen

button-back US English

Denoting a chair or sofa with a quilted back, the stitching being hidden by buttons

button-down US English

(Of a collar) having points that are buttoned to the garment

button man US English

A hired killer

hold button US English

A button on a telephone that temporarily interrupts a call so that another call may be taken

hot button US English

A topic or issue that is highly charged emotionally or politically

mute button US English

A button that can be pressed to temporarily halt the sound on a television, telephone, remote, or other apparatus

push button US English

A button that is pushed to operate an electrical device

hot-button US Thesaurus

hot-button issues

belly button US English

A person’s navel

button grass US English

A grass or sedge with compact rounded flowering heads

button quail US English

A small quaillike Old World bird related to the rails, with only three toes

button spider US English

A highly venomous African spider which is a close relative of the American black widow

panic button US English

A button for summoning help in an emergency

pearl button US English

A button made of real or imitation mother-of-pearl

radio button US English

(In a graphical display) an icon representing one of a set of options, only one of which can be selected at any time

snooze button US English

A control on a clock that sets an alarm to repeat after a short interval, allowing time for a little more sleep

tummy button US English

A person’s navel

button mushroom US English

A young unopened mushroom

button-through US English

(Of clothing) fastened with buttons from top to bottom

on the button US English

Punctually

button one's lip US English

Stop or refrain from talking

press the button US English

Initiate an action or train of events, especially nuclear war

button chrysanthemum US English

A variety of chrysanthemum with small spherical flowers

button it in button US English

Stop talking

button something up US English

Complete or conclude something satisfactorily

press the panic button US English

Respond to a situation by panicking or taking emergency measures

button someone into in button US English

Fasten the buttons of a garment being worn by (someone)

button one's lip in button US English

Stop or refrain from talking

button something up in button US English

Complete or conclude something satisfactorily

buttonhole US English

A slit made in a garment to receive a button for fastening

buttonhook US English

A small hook with a long handle for fastening tight buttons (often formerly on buttoned boots or gloves)

farcy US English

Glanders in horses (or a similar disease in cattle) in which there is inflammation of the lymph vessels, causing nodules (farcy buds or farcy buttons)

pause button in pause US English

A control allowing the temporary interruption of an electronic (or mechanical) process, especially video or audio recording or reproduction

press the button in button US English

Initiate an action or train of events, especially nuclear war

mescal buttons US English

Another term for peyote buttons.

peyote buttons US English

The disk-shaped dried tops of the peyote cactus, eaten or chewed for their hallucinogenic effects

press the panic button in panic button US English

Respond to a situation by panicking or taking emergency measures

button mangrove in buttonwood US English

Either of two mangroves native mainly to tropical America, used in the production of tanbark and for charcoal

barred button quail in button quail US English

A small quaillike Old World bird related to the rails, with only three toes


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