Meaning of BUTTON in English

I. noun Usage: often attributive see: butt Date: 14th century 1. a small knob or disk secured to an article (as of clothing) and used as a fastener by passing it through a ~hole or loop, a usually circular metal or plastic badge bearing a stamped design or printed slogan , something that resembles a ~: as, any of various parts or growths of a plant or of an animal: as, bud , an immature whole mushroom, the terminal segment of a rattlesnake's rattle, a small globule of metal remaining after fusion (as in assaying), a guard on the tip of a fencing foil, 3. push ~ , something (as a push ~) that has the real or symbolic capability of initiating a catastrophe (as a nuclear attack) , a hidden sensitivity that can be manipulated to produce a desired response , a usually box-shaped computer icon that initiates a specific software function, the point of the chin especially as a target for a knockout blow, ~less adjective II. verb (~ed; ~ing) Date: 14th century transitive verb to furnish or decorate with ~s, 2. to pass (a ~) through a ~hole or loop, to close or fasten with ~s, 3. to close (the lips) to prevent speech , to close or seal tightly, intransitive verb to have ~s for fastening , ~er noun

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