noun (used with a singular verb) Chiefly British.
Origin of buttons
Definition for buttons (2 of 2)
- a young or undeveloped mushroom.
- any protuberant part of a fungus.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of button
Examples from the Web for buttons
She checks the buttons to make sure that they are all tightly fastened.
“I had just wiped the buttons down with some alcohol swipes,” the employee said.
Just the other day, the employee watched another mother freak out after her daughter licked some of the buttons in an elevator.
And she wore the buttons we finally found in the fabric store.Best Career Arc Ever: From Burlesque To Bartending|Anne Berry|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I get to push the buttons and see how they respond, and then try to inform their responses in a positive way.
Her skirt was without a braid and frayed, and two buttons were gone from the front of her waist.Selina|George Madden Martin
While the stems may be retained with the buttons, they should always be removed from the full-grown mushrooms.Mushrooms: how to grow them|William Falconer
Taking his penknife from his pocket he tried again, and cut off the buttons one by one.The Well-Beloved|Thomas Hardy
It is a great place for jewelry and the champion emporium for buttons.England, Picturesque and Descriptive|Joel Cook
Stockings failed to match, and buttons would be sewed on the wrong side of a man's shirt or breeches.Campfire and Battlefield|Rossiter Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for buttons (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for buttons (2 of 2)
Word Origin for button
Medicine definitions for buttons
Idioms and Phrases with buttons
In addition to the idioms beginning with button
- button one's lip
- button up
- cute as a button
- have all one's buttons
- on the button
- push (press) someone's buttons
- push the panic button