Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “button”

See all translations

button

noun
 
/ˈbʌt·ən/
B1 a small, round object that you push through a hole to fasten clothes: There are buttons down the front of her jacket.
B1 a switch that you press to control a piece of equipment: Press the play button to listen to your recording.
Translations of “button”
in Korean 단추, 버튼…
in Arabic زُرّ…
in French bouton…
in Turkish düğme, bir şeyi açıp kapama düğmesi, tuş…
in Italian bottone, pulsante, interruttore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 衣服上, 鈕扣,扣子…
in Russian пуговица, кнопка…
in Polish guzik, przycisk…
in Spanish botón…
in Portuguese botão…
in German der Knopf…
in Catalan botó…
in Japanese (洋服の)ボタン, (機材の)ボタン, スイッチ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 衣服上, 纽扣,扣子…
(Definition of button from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “button” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More