button
[ˈbʌt(ə)n]
NOUN
buttons (plural noun)
  1. a small disc or knob sewn on to a garment, either to fasten it by being pushed through a slit made for the purpose or for decoration.
    synonyms:
    fastener · stud · link · toggle · hook · catch · clasp
    • a small round object resembling a button.
      "chocolate buttons"
    • fencing
      a knob fitted to the point of a foil to make it harmless.
    • used in reference to things of little worth.
      "he will never give away anything that is worth a button"
  2. a small device on a piece of electrical or electronic equipment which is pressed to operate it.
    synonyms:
    knob · switch · on/off switch · push switch · disc · lever · handle · key ·
    • an element of a graphical user interface which a user can select to perform a particular action.
      "just search for the app you want and click the 'buy' or 'install' button"
  3. NORTH AMERICAN
    a badge bearing a design or slogan and pinned to clothing.
    synonyms:
VERB
buttons (third person present) · buttoned (past tense) · buttoned (past participle) · buttoning (present participle)
  1. fasten (clothing) with buttons.
    "he buttoned up his jacket"
    • (button someone into)
      fasten the buttons of a garment being worn by someone.
      "he buttoned himself into the raincoat"
    • (of a garment) be fastened with buttons.
      "a dress which buttoned down the front"
  2. informal
    (button it)
    stop talking.
    synonyms:
    be quiet · keep/stay quiet · be/keep/stay silent · hold one's tongue ·
    keep one's lips sealed · stop talking · say no more · quieten (down) · fall silent · dry up · keep mum · button one's lip · button it · cut the cackle · pipe down · clam up · shut it · shut your face/mouth/trap · keep your face/mouth/trap shut · belt up · put a sock in it · give it a rest · wrap up · wrap it up · shut your gob · save it · can it
    antonyms:
    speak up
ORIGIN
Middle English: from Old French bouton, of Germanic origin and related to butt1.
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you will find the camera button located close to the handgrip on the right-hand side of the body.
try buffering as much of the video stream as you can before you hit the 'play' button.
just search for the app you want and click the 'buy' or 'install' button.
the number will appear on the screen, superimposed on a flashing button.
I reached over and fumbled clumsily until my finger found the button.
you can hover your cursor over any button to see an explanation.
the system summons medical help at the press of a button.
he will never give away anything that is worth a button.
click on the order button to add a title to your basket.
place the pointer in the box and click the mouse button.
the lift boy pushed the button for the twentieth floor.
after making your choice, left-click the 'Next' button.
after making your choice, left-click the 'Next' button.
as soon as she thumbed the button, the door slid open.
the play/pause button toggles between those functions.
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Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (NOUN)knoppie, knopie
Arabic (NOUN)زر, الزر, الزر الموجود, وزر, الأزرار, أزرار
Bangla বোতাম
Bosnian (Latin) gumb
Bulgarian (NOUN)бутона, копче
Cantonese (Traditional)
Catalan (NOUN)botó, cordar, corden, botons
Chinese Simplified 按钮
Chinese Traditional 按鈕
Croatian (NOUN)gumb, tipku, gumba, dugme, gumbu, gumbom
Czech (NOUN)tlačítko, knoflík
Danish (NOUN)knappen, knap
Dutch (NOUN)knop, knoop, toets, knoppen
Estonian (NOUN)nupp, nuppu, nupule, nupu, nupust, nupuga
Fijian bulukau ni
Filipino pindutan ng
Finnish (NOUN)painiketta, napittaa, nappia, näppäintä
French (NOUN)bouton, touche
German (NOUN)Schaltfläche, Taste, Knopf, gedrückt, klicken
Greek (NOUN)κουμπί, πλήκτρο
Haitian Creole bouton
Hebrew (NOUN)לחצן, כפתור, הלחצן, הכפתור, בלחצן, ללחצן
Hindi (NOUN)बटन
Hmong Daw khawm
Hungarian (NOUN)gomb, gombra, gombot, gombjára, képernyőgombot, gombbal
Icelandic (NOUN)hnappur, takkann
Indonesian (NOUN)tombol
Italian (NOUN)pulsante, tasto, bottone
Japanese (NOUN)ボタン
Kiswahili (NOUN)kitufe, kifungo
Korean (NOUN)단추, 버튼
Latvian (NOUN)pogu, pogas, poga, pogai
Lithuanian (NOUN)mygtuką, klavišu
Malagasy ny bokotra hoe
Malay (Latin) (NOUN)butang, bebutang
Maltese (NOUN)buttuna
Norwegian Bokmål knappen
Persian (NOUN)دکمه, فشار دهید, کلید
Polish (NOUN)przycisk, guzik, klawisz, znajdujący się
Portuguese (NOUN)botão, tecla, abotoar, botões
Querétaro Otomi botón
Romanian (NOUN)butonul, nasture
Russian (NOUN)кнопку, пуговица, Баттон, клавишу
Samoan faamau
Serbian (Cyrillic) дугме
Serbian (Latin) dugme
Slovak (NOUN)tlačidlo, gombík
Slovenian (NOUN)gumb, popek, gumba, gumbom, gumbu, tipko
Spanish (NOUN)botón, tecla, pulsador, abotone
Swedish (NOUN)knappen
Tahitian pitopito
Tamil (NOUN)பொத்தான், விசை, விசையை, பொத்தானைக், பொத்தானின்
Telugu బటన్
Thai (NOUN)ปุ่ม, กปุ่ม
Tongan button ki he
Turkish (NOUN)düğme, butonu, düðme, tuşu, tuş
Ukrainian (NOUN)кнопку, кнопці, кнопок
Urdu (NOUN)بٹن
Vietnamese (NOUN)nút
Welsh (NOUN)botwm, fotwm, motwm, botymau, chlicio
Yucatec Maya botón
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