from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To unfasten the buttons of.
  • transitive v. To free or remove (a button) from a buttonhole.
  • transitive v. To open as if by unbuttoning: unbutton the hatches.
  • intransitive v. To undo buttons.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To unfasten buttons
  • v. To open something by undoing its buttons

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To loose the buttons of; to unfasten.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To unfasten or open, as a garment, by separating the buttons and the buttonholes.

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

  • v. undo the buttons of


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