Meaning of BUTTON in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ bʌt(ə)n ]

( buttons, buttoning, buttoned)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


Buttons are small hard objects sewn on to shirts, coats, or other pieces of clothing. You fasten the clothing by pushing the buttons through holes called buttonholes.

...a coat with brass buttons.



If you button a shirt, coat, or other piece of clothing, you fasten it by pushing its buttons through the buttonholes.

Ferguson stood up and buttoned his coat.

VERB : V n

Button up means the same as button .

I buttoned up my coat; it was chilly...

The young man slipped on the shirt and buttoned it up...

It was freezing out there even in his buttoned-up overcoat.

PHRASAL VERB : V P n (not pron) , V n P , V-ed P


A button is a small object on a machine or electrical device that you press in order to operate it.

He reached for the remote control and pressed the ‘play’ button.



A button is a small piece of metal or plastic which you wear in order to show that you support a particular movement, organization, or person. You fasten a button to your clothes with a pin. ( AM; in BRIT, use badge )


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