• A knob or disc that is passed through a loop or (buttonhole), serving as a fastener.
  • A mechanical device meant to be pressed with a finger in order to open or close an electric circuit or to activate a mechanism.
  • An on-screen control that can be selected as an activator of an attached function.
  • A badge worn on clothes, fixed with a pin through the fabric.
  • A bud.
  • The head of an unexpanded mushroom.
  • The clitoris.
  • The center (bullseye) of the house.
  • The soft circular tip at the end of a foil.
  • A plastic disk used to represent the person in last position in a poker game; also dealer's button.
  • The player who is last to act after the flop, turn and river, who possesses the button.
  • A person who acts as a decoy.
  • A raised pavement marker to further indicate the presence of a pavement-marking painted stripe.
  • The end of a runway.
  • A methaqualone tablet (used as a recreational drug).
  • A piece of wood or metal, usually flat and elongated, turning on a nail or screw, to fasten something, such as a door.
  • A globule of metal remaining on an assay cupel or in a crucible, after fusion.
  • A knob; a small ball; a small, roundish mass.
  • A small white blotch on a cat's coat.
  • A unit of length equal to inch.
  • The means for initiating a nuclear strike or similar cataclysmic occurrence.
  • In an instrument of the violin family, the near-semicircular shape extending from the top of the back plate of the instrument, meeting the heel of the neck.
  • Synonym of endbutton, part of a violin-family instrument.
  • Synonym of adjuster.
  • The least amount of care or interest; a whit or jot.
  • The final joke at the end of a comedic act (such as a sketch, set, or scene).
  • A button man; a professional assassin.
  • The final segment of a rattlesnake's rattle.



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  • From Middle English boton, botoun, from Old French boton (Modern French bouton), from Old French bouter, boter, ultimately from a Germanic language. More at butt.
  • From Middle English butonen, botonen, from the noun (see above).

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