Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of button.
  • adj. with buttons fastened

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. furnished with buttons or something buttonlike. Opposite of unbuttoned.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Decorated with buttons or small bosses, as a glass vase.
  • In heraldry, ornamented with small points, usually of a different tincture; studded.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. furnished or closed with buttons or something buttonlike

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A bespoke 3. 5m long bench to the left of the entrance makes a statement in buttoned leather with marble inserts (whilst functionally concealing a radiator), made for SHH by Naught One.

    Manchester Square Interior by SHH

  • Blouses are designed to look as though they were buttoned from the top, but no button exists near the collar bone.

    Modest Feminine Dress From the Pages of 1990 Victoria Magazine

  • As for the amazement that these were built in buttoned down Spain, Catalunya is a very different place from the rest of the country – much more cosmopolitan and ars gratia artis than Madrid, for example.

    Matthew Yglesias » Pretty Pictures

  • Shirts ran the gamut from an easy Nehru collar, or wide, stiff Eton-collar shirts that give new meaning to the phrase buttoned-up.

    Milan Men's Fashion Week: S&M, Silk Suits & McQueen (PHOTOS)

  • They do exhibit a certain buttoned-down wit, though.

    American Everyman

  • I "buttoned" the circles onto the eyes, then used a few stitches to tack them down.

    Archive 2005-03-20

  • He had taught some of them how to fence, and he could not remember the times he had been "buttoned" while paying too much attention to their lips and eyes.

    The Puppet Crown

  • And indeed, the Spanish rider did it with his reins in one hand, which was kind of -which I think some judges might have found that, perhaps, in the world of, you know, kind of buttoned-up dressage, maybe a little bit much.

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  • "But we wanted it to be an antidote to the kind of buttoned-down awards ceremonies that can quickly turn into banquet-room snooze fests."

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  • Dantonio has the kind of buttoned-down personality that would fit well at Notre Dame.

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