Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes
  2. (noun, artifact) any artifact that resembles a button
  3. (noun, artifact) an electrical switch operated by pressing
    the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk
  4. (noun, artifact) a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism
  5. (noun, body) a female sexual organ homologous to the penis
  6. (noun, communication) a round flat badge displaying information and suitable for pinning onto a garment
  7. (noun, plant) any of various plant parts that resemble buttons
  8. (verb, contact) fasten with buttons
  9. (verb, contact) provide with buttons

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Button

clit, clitoris, push, push button, release

Antonyms of Button


Origin of the word Button

  1. mid-13c. (implied in botouner "button-maker"), from O.Fr. boton (Fr. bouton) "a button, bud" (12c.), from bouter, boter "to thrust" (see butt (v.)). Thus a button is, etymologically, something that pushes up, or thrusts out. The verb is late 14c. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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