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
noun [countable] button pronunciation in British English /ˈbʌt(ə)n/
Word Forms
Close
singularbutton
pluralbuttons
  1. 1
    a small object that you press to make a machine start working or perform a particular action
    Just press this button to start the computer.
    Press the pause button.
    Click the left mouse button twice.
    1. b.
      computing a symbol on a computer screen that you can use to start programs
      Click on the Start button.
      Synonyms and related words
  2. 2
    a small round object that is used for fastening clothes by pushing it through a hole
    He had undone the top button of his shirt.
    a cardigan with small pearl buttons

phrases

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