Definition of Buttons

1. n. A boy servant, or page, -- in allusion to the buttons on his livery.

Definition of Buttons

1. Noun. (plural of button) ¹

2. Verb. (third-person singular of button) ¹

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Definition of Buttons

1. button [v] - See also: button

Literary usage of Buttons

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Two Centuries of Costume in America, MDCXX-MDCCCXX by Alice Morse Earle (1903)
"George Washington had several sets of shell buttons. A rose-pink waistcoat embroidered in silver with buttons of darker pink shell in silver settings was ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Some buttons have fetched enormous prices, even when made of what is now a common material Mother-of-pearl buttons have been sold at a guinea each. ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"The Morley machine contains and is made up of three main groups of instrumentalities: (1) mechanism for holding the buttons in mass, and delivering them ..."

4. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1851)
"No buttons were made by the same process until two years after that time. In the meantime, I liad arrived in this country, and had disclosed the process in ..."

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