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button

[ buht-n ]
/ ˈbʌt n /
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noun
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to be capable of being buttoned: This coat buttons, but that one zips.
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Origin of button

1275–1325; Middle English boto(u)n<Anglo-French: rosehip, button, stud; Middle French boton, equivalent to boter to butt3 + -on noun suffix

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Button
[ buht-n ]
/ ˈbʌt n /

noun
Richard Tot·ten [tot-n], /ˈtɒt n/, "Dick", born 1929, U.S. figure skater.
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British Dictionary definitions for button

button
/ (ˈbʌtən) /

noun
verb
See also buttons, button up

Derived forms of button

buttoner, nounbuttonless, adjectivebuttony, adjective

Word Origin for button

C14: from Old French boton, from boter to thrust, butt, of Germanic origin; see butt ³
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Medical definitions for button

button
[ bŭtn ]

n.
A knoblike structure, device, or lesion.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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