buttonbut‧ton1 /ˈbʌtn/ ●●●S2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1DCa small roundflatobject on your shirt, coat etc that you pass through a hole to fasten it 🔊 small pearl buttons 🔊 A button was missing from his shirt. 🔊 She undid (=unfastened) the buttons of her blouse.do up a button British English (=fasten a button)2TDa small part or area of a machine that you press to make it do something 🔊 Press the pause button. 🔊 Click on the icon with the right mouse button. →push-button3a small area on a computerscreen, especially on a website, that you click on in order to perform an action4American EnglishDC a small metal or plasticpin with a message or picture on it syn badge British English 🔊 presidential campaign buttons5 →button nose/eyes6 →on the button7 →press/push (all) the right buttons8 →press/push somebody’s buttons9 →at/with the push/touch of a button → as bright as a buttonat bright(8)COLLOCATIONSverbsfasten a buttonSmall children can't fasten their own buttons.do up a button (=fasten it)He quickly did up the buttons on his shirt.unfasten a buttonCan you unfasten this button for me?undo a button (=unfasten it)I can't undo the buttons on the back of this dress.a button is missingTwo of the buttons on the jacket were missing.a button comes off somethingA button has come off my skirt.something has lost a buttonHis favourite shirt had lost a button.sew on a buttonIt doesn't take a minute to sew on a button.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + button the top/bottom buttonHe was wearing a white shirt with the top button undone.a shirt/skirt/coat etc buttonIs this your coat button?
button• The pantsbutton at the side.• He pulled his trousers back up and buttoned his fly.• No - he was buttoning his jacket in a purposefulmanner, and they were about to leave the scene.• Rickels needs help for tasks such as buttoning his shirt.• Her fingersbuttoned something at her neck where there was nothing to button.• Then he buttoned the top over his undershirt, and pulled on a pair of greensocks.• She got up from the bed, buttoned up her nightshirt and went to the door.• Button up your coat, Nina - it's cold.From Longman Business Dictionarybuttonbut‧ton /ˈbʌtn/ noun [countable]1something that you press to make a machine or piece of electricalequipment do somethingShe got in the elevator and pressed the button for the top floor.What happens if I push this button?2COMPUTINGa place on a computer screen that you click on to make it do somethingI clicked on the ‘save’ button and exited the file.3a button ad