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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aleppo  boil  \A*lep"po  boil\,  button  \button\,  or  evil  \evil\  . 
  (Med.) 
  A  chronic  skin  affection  terminating  in  an  ulcer,  most 
  commonly  of  the  face.  It  is  endemic  along  the  Mediterranean, 
  and  is  probably  due  to  a  specific  bacillus.  Called  also 
  {Aleppo  ulcer},  {Biskara  boil},  {Delhi  boil},  {Oriental 
  sore},  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Button  \But"ton\,  n.  [OE.  boton,  botoun  F.  bouton  button,  bud, 
  prop.  something  pushing  out  fr  bouter  to  push  See  {Butt} 
  an  end.] 
  1.  A  knob;  a  small  ball;  a  small  roundish  mass. 
 
  2.  A  catch,  of  various  forms  and  materials,  used  to  fasten 
  together  the  different  parts  of  dress,  by  being  attached 
  to  one  part  and  passing  through  a  slit,  called  a 
  buttonhole,  in  the  other  --  used  also  for  ornament. 
 
  3.  A  bud;  a  germ  of  a  plant.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  A  piece  of  wood  or  metal,  usually  flat  and  elongated, 
  turning  on  a  nail  or  screw,  to  fasten  something  as  a 
  door. 
 
  5.  A  globule  of  metal  remaining  on  an  assay  cupel  or  in  a 
  crucible,  after  fusion. 
 
  {Button  hook},  a  hook  for  catching  a  button  and  drawing  it 
  through  a  buttonhole,  as  in  buttoning  boots  and  gloves. 
 
  {Button  shell}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  univalve  marine  shell  of 
  the  genus  {Rotella}. 
 
  {Button  snakeroot}.  (Bot.) 
  a  The  American  composite  genus  {Liatris},  having  rounded 
  buttonlike  heads  of  flowers. 
  b  An  American  umbelliferous  plant  with  rigid,  narrow 
  leaves,  and  flowers  in  dense  heads. 
 
  {Button  tree}  (Bot.),  a  genus  of  trees  ({Conocarpus}), 
  furnishing  durable  timber,  mostly  natives  of  the  West 
  Indies. 
 
  {To  hold  by  the  button},  to  detain  in  conversation  to 
  weariness;  to  bore;  to  buttonhole. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Button  \But"ton\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Buttoned};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Buttoning}.]  [OE.  botonen,  OF  botoner,  F.  boutonner  See 
  {Button},  n.] 
  1.  To  fasten  with  a  button  or  buttons;  to  inclose  or  make 
  secure  with  buttons;  --  often  followed  by  up 
 
  He  was  a  tall,  fat,  long-bodied  man,  buttoned  up  to 
  the  throat  in  a  tight  green  coat.  --Dickens. 
 
  2.  To  dress  or  clothe.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Button  \But"ton\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  fastened  by  a  button  or  buttons;  as  the  coat  will  not 
  button. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  button 
  n  1:  sewn  to  shirts  and  coats  etc  to  fit  through  buttonholes 
  2:  an  electrical  switch  operated  by  pressing  a  button;  "the 
  elevator  was  operated  by  push  buttons";  "the  push  beside 
  the  bed  operated  a  buzzer  at  the  desk"  [syn:  {push  button}, 
  {push}] 
  3:  any  of  various  plant  parts  that  resemble  buttons 
  4:  a  female  sexual  organ  homologous  to  the  penis  [syn:  {clitoris}, 
  {clit}] 
  v  1:  provide  with  buttons;  "button  a  shirt" 
  2:  fasten  with  buttons;  "button  the  dress"  [ant:  {unbutton}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  button 
 
  1.    {push-button}. 
 
  2.    A  graphical  representation  of  an 
  electrical  {push-button}  appearing  as  part  of  a  {graphical 
  user  interface}.  Moving  the  {mouse  pointer}  over  the 
  graphical  button  and  pressing  one  of  the  physical  mouse 
  buttons  starts  some  software  action  such  as  closing  a  window 
  or  deleting  a  file. 
 
  See  also  {radio  button}. 
 
  (1997-07-07) 
 
 




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