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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


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


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