Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

button

 - definitions and thesaurus
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
verb [intransitive/transitive] button pronunciation in American English /ˈbʌt(ə)n/
Word Forms
Close
present tense
I/you/we/theybutton
he/she/itbuttons
present participlebuttoning
past tensebuttoned
past participlebuttoned
  1. button

    or

    button up

    to fasten something with buttons, or to be fastened with buttons
    Button your shirt, Johnny, while I find your shoes.
    a dress that buttons down the back
    Synonyms and related words

phrasal verbs

free-from

used to describe foods which don't contain ingredients such as wheat, dairy products etc …

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

red market

the buying and selling of human organs

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog