Meaning of BUTTON in English

BUTTON

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an alarm button

He hit the alarm button under the desk.

at/with the push of a button (= used to emphasize how easy a machine is to use )

Files can be attached to your email at the push of a button.

belly button

hot button

Your letter certainly hit a hot button.

panic button

red button

snooze button

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

bright

Finlayson thought for a good long time, while he stared at Callaghan's bright new buttons .

Some of them are frail physically but are as bright as a button in their minds.

Reddish brown hair and bright , button eyes, and a shy, quivering look.

She was as bright as a button .

Some say Idi is briefly a bellboy at the Imperial Hotel in Kampala, bright buttons shining.

gold

The blue silk mortar board she wore was edged in gold lace with a gold bullion button and tassel.

He was right there in front of me, white wings and a blue robe with gold buttons .

Leather brogues, £69, Bally. 18K gold button cufflinks, £540, Boodle &038; Dunthorne.

The line is often simple, but outfits are trimmed with velvet or gold buttons .

Recently he bought a pair of Evisu jeans with gold buttons for £1,250.

As he approached, the clerk noticed that the Prince's doublet was of pure white satin with gold buttons .

hot

It really is a hot button .

So far in this campaign season at least one perennial hot button issue is missing.

left

Holding the left mouse button on the right pointing arrow to move the magnified area to the right.

Doubleclick on it with the left button .

Display peak value Move mouse over a peak, click the LEFT mouse button .

Step 1: While holding down the left mouse button , slide the mouse over the text you wish to capture.

Pre-select from right to left and press the right part button and the left tuck button.

Click the left mouse button twice and the design area will print out sideways.

little

They sit in front of little screens and press little buttons , but no skill is involved.

He put his hand down to the crutch of the camiknickers and he fumbled with the little buttons .

panic

Through the watery mist she focused on the red panic button that stood out upon the wall behind the door.

Thursday inside the Olympic Dome, Rudy not have hit the panic button , but his voice clearly was raised.

One does not cry wolf with panic buttons .

The guy was just a walking panic button , something to wake you up.

And why have governments in the region not pressed the panic button ?

political

Can teachers wear political buttons , badges, or armbands to class?

Elfant is a political button vendor, a lifelong liberal who is making his living this week at the Republican National Convention.

The show has been nicely augmented by hand-decorated clothing, record covers and political buttons of the era.

red

He found it on the far side, punched the red button and watched the big metal doors start to move.

The fitted blue jacket and the small cap with the red button disappeared.

Through the watery mist she focused on the red panic button that stood out upon the wall behind the door.

Around-the-clock, certified poison specialists field calls on 1970s-era phone consoles with rows of blinking white and red plastic buttons .

Being a very friendly fellow he once let me punch the red button that started the press.

Litchfield came to the head of the bed and pushed the red button protruding from the maple headboard.

There were no red or blue buttons to push, only a lot of paperwork.

Aged about ten months, he sports a poorly, red button of a nose, barnacled with encrusted snot.

right

Pointing at the object and pressing the right mouse button displays each object's properties.

He pushed all the right buttons .

What presses the right button in different cells?

Use your trusty right mouse button to click on it, which will bring up a properties sheet.

Object properties, once set, can be redefined simply by re-clicking the right mouse button .

The appeal punched the right buttons and played to the latent bigotry and fears in many whites.

The lift was thankfully free and she stepped blindly into it, blinking so that she could find the right button to push.

These are words which are all designed to press the right buttons among women voters.

silver

He's got his big winter coat on with silver buttons and his tall hat.

But Leon didn't let go, rubbing at the coat's tarnished silver button .

A few brass and silver buttons gleamed in the minimal light.

small

Swiftly, she unfastened the small pearl buttons of her bodice, and pulled the dress over her head.

Then his fingers fumbled to unfasten the small buttons of her suit jacket.

The only controls are a variable speed dial mounted on the top of the trigger, and a small lock-on button .

She stretched out a hand and retrieved a small pearl button .

Top right: small buttons can be a nightmare for uncoordinated fingers.

Underneath she wore a traditional dress, high-necked with small hand-made buttons but without decoration.

top

Loosen tie &038; undo top button of shirt so that shirt collar bows out and tie arches forward like a cup handle.

Waistcoats or sleeveless pullovers sometimes worn with suits, though you couldn't see them when the top button was done up.

He had loosened his tie and undone the top button of his shirt.

He undid the top buttons of his shirt and pulled the shirt apart.

In his corner, a second pulls Ali's shirt-tail from his trousers; the top button remains buttoned.

She followed his eyes downwards and cringed inwardly when she realised the top buttons of her shirt had come undone.

He flung himself at her, springing the top button of his jeans and jerking them down as he did so.

Piers was in the living-room as they walked in, half naked, the top button of his faded jeans undone.

■ NOUN

belly

The belly button was protruding and it looked ready to burst.

A man with monogrammed shirts, a maid, a mansion, and all he wanted was to finger her belly button .

The ruby in her belly button stayed put.

In the early 1960s and 1970s and in the mid 1990s shrunken tight clothing often exposed the belly button .

His checked shirt was pulled out of his pants, and his belly button was showing.

campaign

There is the woman whose clothes are covered from head to toe with Presidential campaign buttons .

Visitors can print out campaign buttons or postcards.

fire

To kick the ball, press and release the fire button .

It consisted of a contoured handgrip fitted with a top-mounted fire button and a side mounted pause control.

With three directions, you can also belt it at 45-degree angles by moving the joystick with the fire button depressed.

Release the fire button before the joystick and the angle increases to 70 degrees, which is great for crosses.

The remaining pair of pads, mounted at the bottom of the tube, are used as fire buttons .

Just hold down the fire button to determine strength, and position the joystick as for a standard kick.

mouse

Pointing at the object and pressing the right mouse button displays each object's properties.

Use your trusty right mouse button to click on it, which will bring up a properties sheet.

Double-click - A mouse procedure where the left-hand mouse button is pressed twice in quick succession.

Then there was the mouse button war.

Object properties, once set, can be redefined simply by re-clicking the right mouse button .

The right-side mouse button is one such key to using Windows 95.

Mass Downloader is particularly nice, as it integrates into your mouse button menu.

But debates about mouse buttons are impassioned and urgent.

pause

Both machines have a pause button for interruptions.

Everything freezes on the court, like some one has hit the pause button and suspended the characters in a movie.

Every few seconds, Jody hits the pause button , freezing a frame to show them how out of position they are.

Remember when we talked about the pause button on a video camera?

push

But, as you know, with the K858 you have the advantage of push buttons .

Five push buttons take care of the full-speed play, half-speed play, record, instrument distortion and stop options.

Between these two displays are the rotary encoder control and four push buttons .

Equipped for fast and comfortable cruising, her deck equipment includes 22 self tailing winches with electric push button primaries.

There are other sub-classes for graphical user interface components such as push buttons and scroll bars.

If you have a push button phone, you can choose your reading by pressing any number from 1-78.

start

When you're all set, click the Start button in the Recording Controls option and ramble away!

C.. The Start button . 20.

Unlike some other units, this charger has a start button: charging begins when the red start button is pressed.

When he was sure that there had been no modifications since his last trip, he pressed the START button .

Unlike some other units, this charger has a start button: charging begins when the red start button is pressed.

■ VERB

buy

People who buy several souvenir buttons tell which candidate they are supporting.

click

You can set which details are shown by clicking the Options button .

The user can click on a button to switch between the different languages.

Instead I would just like to be able to click a single button which means assigning a macro to an appropriate icon.

She clicked on the button to turn over the second card, and the second card was Death.

This should become clearer if you run the project, click the button and study the output carefully.

Users just have to click an on-screen button to encrypt an outgoing message.

To place a call, type one of the following into the Address bar: Then click the Place Call button .

To go back to a page you previously visited, click the Back button until you find it.

fasten

She rose and picked up her coat and fastened the buttons with a feeling of determination.

It fastens with buttons at the front.

Abstractedly he fastened buttons and tucked in his shirt.

His fingers were numb and he had trouble fastening the buttons .

A back opening fastens with buttons and a wide sash ties at the waist.

hit

She slammed the gate across - surprisingly lithe, her bicep bunching - and hit the button for the third floor.

Everything freezes on the court, like some one has hit the pause button and suspended the characters in a movie.

I pulled it out of my pocket and hit the button that silenced it.

Some one hit the down button and the Oval once again began its forty-foot descent into the earth.

They hit the button , and the results-pub lished last month in the journal Science-were shocking.

Thursday inside the Olympic Dome, Rudy not have hit the panic button , but his voice clearly was raised.

But when Tonia is due to jet in he hits the panic button and blitzes the housework.

Every few seconds, Jody hits the pause button , freezing a frame to show them how out of position they are.

hold

Zoom Control Move mouse over the molecule, hold Shift key, click and hold mouse button and drag.

Show Menu Move mouse over molecule, click and hold mouse button and wait.

All you have to do is press and hold down a button .

Move the magnified area up by holding down the mouse button on the up arrow and stop at row 39.

Just hold down the fire button to determine strength, and position the joystick as for a standard kick.

press

This prospect pressed a peril button in Yeremi's brain.

It was only necessary to break the seal, press a button , and then wait.

Simply press the reset button twice and the machine boots up into the diagnostic routine.

He pressed a button and somewhere high above machinery clunked into life.

By this time Cecilia had forgotten all about not pushing past the bear to press the button and get out.

S/he then pressed the button to present the stimulus card and start the timer.

Please ring. - so she pressed the button .

At 0900 promptly the youngest and newest recruit had the privilege of pressing the button .

punch

D'Arcy punched the intercom button and introduced himself to the disembodied Oriental voice at the other end.

I sat down in my swivel chair and propped my feet up, punching the replay button on the answering machine.

He found it on the far side, punched the red button and watched the big metal doors start to move.

The appeal punched the right buttons and played to the latent bigotry and fears in many whites.

Being a very friendly fellow he once let me punch the red button that started the press.

Hours later he punches a button on his computer and an electronic scream of rage races into cyberspace.

Krajewski punched the freeze frame button .

He leaned back and punched an erase button at the center of his thoughts.

reset

Simply press the reset button twice and the machine boots up into the diagnostic routine.

A reset button may be used to cancel operation and a further pushbutton switch used to trigger the unit at any time.

Pressing the Set or Reset button should have no effect.

A reset button is also provided, which is pressed if the charging light fails to illuminate.

sew

I washed out a pair of tights and sewed on a button .

Use dental floss to sew buttons on to heavy fabric such as coats.

It's no good making fatuous suggestions ... It would be better if you concentrated on sewing some buttons on my shirts.

She even once let Alison sew on a button and observed Alison's gratitude.

In Hull a man had poisoned his wife because she'd refused to sew buttons on to his clothes.

She sewed buttons on to a white shirt she'd made.

touch

Then when you touch the button , what's inside you comes out.

We had been at computer class for nearly three hours, and we had not yet touched a button on the computer.

Adam touched the sixth button , but neither man spoke on their journey up to the sixth floor.

They approached a blank stone wall and the lad touched certain buttons upon the contraption he wore on his wrist.

She studied the controls for a moment, then touched a button .

undo

She was repeatedly doing up and undoing the bottom button of her black cardigan.

Loosen tie &038; undo top button of shirt so that shirt collar bows out and tie arches forward like a cup handle.

He hesitated, then with a straight arm reached and undid her top button .

He had loosened his tie and undone the top button of his shirt.

He undid his buttons , and peeled off his shirt.

He shrugged out of his jacket and her hands went to his cotton shirt, fumbling in their haste to undo the buttons .

He pushed her backwards and covered her body with his own, as he gradually undid the buttons of her dress.

use

With plug-and-play installation and big, easy to use buttons , the setup is pretty standard.

For example, players who use three-button mice with the game can use one of the buttons to look up or down.

The remaining pair of pads, mounted at the bottom of the tube, are used as fire buttons .

When you use that button , you freeze the scene.

Instead of using both part buttons , one part and one tuck button are pressed.

It is all designed to stop you from using the remote-control button to switch channels.

A silence long enough, I imagine, for her to use the fast-forward button .

The owner then uses three tiny buttons to feed, play with, clean up after and discipline it.

wear

She went to a high-level management meeting wearing a button badge proclaiming her news.

Can teachers wear political buttons , badges, or armbands to class?

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

as bright as a button

She was as bright as a button.

Some of them are frail physically but are as bright as a button in their minds.

press/push the panic button

And why have governments in the region not pressed the panic button?

Derby County chairman Brian Fearn has refused to push the panic button after Tranmere's 2-1 win.

push (sb's) buttons

Between these two displays are the rotary encoder control and four push buttons.

But, as you know, with the K858 you have the advantage of push buttons.

Five push buttons take care of the full-speed play, half-speed play, record, instrument distortion and stop options.

Subtle it ain t, but for big-band fans, it pushes all the buttons.

The destabilizing effect will push buttons and force changes.

The geeky suitor lost, which pushes the wrong buttons.

This can only be because there is something about Twinkies that pushes buttons in us that other junk foods do not.

When your words are likely to push his buttons, use anticipation.

reset button/switch

A reset button is also provided, which is pressed if the charging light fails to illuminate.

A reset button may be used to cancel operation and a further pushbutton switch used to trigger the unit at any time.

For security, the reset switch is situated in a secret place and may be key-operated.

Is it possible to list a program after resetting the game with a reset switch? 2.

Simply press the reset button twice and the machine boots up into the diagnostic routine.

You should find that you can change the output states by pressing the appropriate set or reset switch.

with/at the touch of a button/key

A customer uses her remote control to shop different channels with the touch of a button.

An oil dispensing massage head dispenses oil at the touch of a button to give a smooth, drag free massage.

At the touch of a button a huge gate opens and I am confined in a small area between fences.

At the touch of a button they can still be made to disappear.

Jet start operates for 30 seconds at the touch of a button.

Letters, words or whole lines can be deleted and new texts inserted at the touch of a button.

Up to ten needles can be operated separately by computer programme producing endless designs and colourways at the touch of a button.

You can add categories and recipes at the touch of a button.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Press the pause button .

To turn off the radio, push the button on the left.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Jack tried but it was quite impossible; the button , like the steering wheel, was red hot.

NoClue: Hey, what does this F4 button do?

She pushed a button , cranking the bed to a more upright position.

Silver foliage, yellow button flowers and a smell of chicken tikka.

Then when you touch the button , what's inside you comes out.

There are hundreds of black button eyes and a thick nest of yarn for the hair.

We had been at computer class for nearly three hours, and we had not yet touched a button on the computer.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

down

Deliberately, Madeleine had selected a dress to wear which buttoned down the front to the waist.

He was a crew-cut Harvard man with sleeves rolled up and collar buttoned down .

up

She got up from the bed, buttoned up her nightshirt and went to the door.

If that forecast holds true, Perot will also succeed in buttoning up the election for Clinton.

An old woman emerges from a shack behind the cantina, buttoning up a torn housedress.

Molly had buttoned up the braces on Jacqueline's trousers and found her youngest child a biscuit when she heard the screams.

My father buttoned up the isinglass windows of the Model hoisted Doris and me on to the high backseat.

He saw that her coat was buttoned up wrong.

He buttoned up his Marine coat and walked down Prospect Avenue to where his Baby was parked.

■ NOUN

coat

It was a drizzling spring afternoon and I paused on the steps to button my coat .

He buttoned up his Marine coat and walked down Prospect Avenue to where his Baby was parked.

Within a few minutes of this treatment being given, he was able to button up his coat .

I adjusted my tie and buttoned up the coat which, a little while later, I would be unbuttoning.

She makes a motion to button my coat , but I am already starting down the path.

jacket

It is dark outside and I button my jacket .

No - he was buttoning his jacket in a purposeful manner, and they were about to leave the scene.

I was buttoning my jacket when the little peer returned.

lip

Scientists and engineers have buttoned their lip , and crossed their fingers that the reckoning wouldn't come in their own day.

shirt

He wears a working man's checked shirt , buttoned up to the neck.

He is wearing shoes, and his shirt cuffs are buttoned .

The prisoner wore a checked shirt buttoned to the top.

Models, walking between the rows of chairs in a sterile white room, wore shirts buttoned to the neck.

■ VERB

push

The geeky suitor lost, which pushes the wrong buttons .

This can only be because there is something about Twinkies that pushes buttons in us that other junk foods do not.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

as bright as a button

She was as bright as a button.

Some of them are frail physically but are as bright as a button in their minds.

press/push the panic button

And why have governments in the region not pressed the panic button?

Derby County chairman Brian Fearn has refused to push the panic button after Tranmere's 2-1 win.

reset button/switch

A reset button is also provided, which is pressed if the charging light fails to illuminate.

A reset button may be used to cancel operation and a further pushbutton switch used to trigger the unit at any time.

For security, the reset switch is situated in a secret place and may be key-operated.

Is it possible to list a program after resetting the game with a reset switch? 2.

Simply press the reset button twice and the machine boots up into the diagnostic routine.

You should find that you can change the output states by pressing the appropriate set or reset switch.

with/at the touch of a button/key

A customer uses her remote control to shop different channels with the touch of a button.

An oil dispensing massage head dispenses oil at the touch of a button to give a smooth, drag free massage.

At the touch of a button a huge gate opens and I am confined in a small area between fences.

At the touch of a button they can still be made to disappear.

Jet start operates for 30 seconds at the touch of a button.

Letters, words or whole lines can be deleted and new texts inserted at the touch of a button.

Up to ten needles can be operated separately by computer programme producing endless designs and colourways at the touch of a button.

You can add categories and recipes at the touch of a button.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Button up your coat, Nina - it's cold.

The pants button at the side.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He pulled his trousers back up and buttoned his fly.

Her fingers buttoned something at her neck where there was nothing to button.

No - he was buttoning his jacket in a purposeful manner, and they were about to leave the scene.

Rickels needs help for tasks such as buttoning his shirt.

She got up from the bed, buttoned up her nightshirt and went to the door.

Then he buttoned the top over his undershirt, and pulled on a pair of green socks.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.