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.
A bud; a germ of a plant.
A piece of wood or metal, usually flat and elongated,
turning on a nail or screw, to fasten something, as a door.
A globule of metal remaining on an assay cupel or in a
crucible, after fusion.
To fasten with a button or buttons; to inclose or make
secure with buttons; -- often followed by up.
To dress or clothe.
To be fastened by a button or buttons; as, the coat will