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English noun: button

1. button (artifact) a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes


Broader (hypernym)fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast


Narrower (hyponym)coat button, shirt button

2. button (artifact) an electrical switch operated by pressing


SamplesThe elevator was operated by push buttons.
The push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk.


Synonymspush, push button


Broader (hypernym)electric switch, electrical switch, switch


Narrower (hyponym)bell, bell push, buzzer, doorbell, horn button, mouse button, panic button, reset button


Part meronympush-button radio

3. button (plant) any of various plant parts that resemble buttons


Broader (hypernym)plant part, plant structure

4. button (communication) a round flat badge displaying information and suitable for pinning onto a garment


SamplesThey passed out campaign buttons for their candidate.


Broader (hypernym)badge

5. button (body) a female sexual organ homologous to the penis


Synonymsclit, clitoris


Broader (hypernym)erectile organ


Part holonymforeskin, glans clitoridis, prepuce


Part meronymvulva

6. button (artifact) a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism


Synonymsrelease


Broader (hypernym)device

7. button (artifact) any artifact that resembles a button


Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact


English verb: button

1. button (contact) provide with buttons


SamplesButton a shirt.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)add


Entailrun up, sew, sew together, stitch

2. button (contact) fasten with buttons


SamplesButton the dress.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure


Antonymsunbutton









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