Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a button.

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

  • adj. small and round and shiny like a shiny bead or button

Etymologies

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button +‎ -like

Examples

  • He studied the clump of brush with buttonlike leaves at the bottom of the wash and flung the rock into it hard enough to break a branch and make a clattering sound far down the wash.

    Rain Gods

  • [Page 67] “The neat round buttonlike knot had no cord ends sticking out that might unwind.”

    2007 February 22 « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • About seventy years old and frail in appearance, with a completely bald head, a very long nose, and bright, buttonlike eyes, Mohammed Mossadegh would completely dominate the drama of the next two years.

    The Prize

  • The neat round buttonlike knot had no cord ends sticking out that might unwind, and you could never in a million years decipher how Lincoln had made it.

    The Higher Power of Lucky

  • A discrete transistor does the same kinds of things as a tube, using solid semiconductors, but it's much smaller, typically a buttonlike object well under a centimeter in diameter and thickness.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • If Ted himself were in a video, it would have to be a cartoon, because 'the only features sketched onto his pudgy face are brown buttonlike eyes and a tiny pug nose; his belly, encased in a polo shirt, overhangs the waistline of his shorts.

    Nickel and Dimed

  • “Do you?” he persisted, and his mouth was near her nipple now—she could feel his breath there, seeking, warming, making the nubbin tighten to a buttonlike hardness.

    MEMORY’S EMBRACE

  • His glance slipped downward to the buttonlike impressions the nipples of her breasts made in the satin material of her nightgown.

    The Best Way to Lose

  • All this time the incognizable _nouveau_ was smoking slowly and calmly, and looking at nothing at all with his black buttonlike eyes.

    The Enormous Room

  • The bites of insects often produce a papular eruption, but in many such cases the swelling extends wider into a buttonlike elevation, one-half to an inch in diameter.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

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