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. [1913 Webster]

He was a tall, fat, long-bodied man, buttoned up to the throat in a tight green coat. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

2. To dress or clothe. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • buttoned — buttoned; un·buttoned; …   English syllables

  • buttoned — uttoned adj. furnished with buttons or something buttonlike. Opposite of {unbuttoned}. [Narrower terms: {botonee, botonnee}; {button down}; {closed}] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buttoned — button ► NOUN 1) a small disc or knob sewn on to a garment to fasten it by being pushed through a buttonhole. 2) a knob on a piece of electrical or electronic equipment which is pressed to operate it. 3) chiefly N. Amer. a decorative badge pinned …   English terms dictionary

  • buttoned — adjective with buttons fastened …   Wiktionary

  • buttoned — adj. fastened with buttons but·ton || bÊŒtn n. switch, push button; young mushroom v. fasten with buttons; be fastened with buttons …   English contemporary dictionary

  • buttoned — adjective furnished or closed with buttons or something buttonlike (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑fastened • Ant: ↑unbuttoned • Similar to: ↑botonee, ↑botonnee, ↑button down …   Useful english dictionary

  • buttoned-down — uttoned down adj. conservatively formal and businesslike in dress and manner. Syn: button down, conservative. [WordNet 1.5] a colorful character in the buttoned down, dull gray world of business. Newsweek …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buttoned-up — uttoned up adj. 1. taciturn. Opposite of {voluble}. [British colloquial] [WordNet 1.5] 2. conservative in professional manner; as, employers are looking for buttoned up types. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buttoned-up — adj informal someone who is buttoned up is not able to express their feelings, especially sexual feelings …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • buttoned up — (slang) 1. Successfully fixed up 2. Safe in hand 3. Ready for action 4. See also ↑buttoned up above • • • Main Entry: ↑button …   Useful english dictionary

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