Button vs Goldfish - What's the difference?

button | goldfish |

As a proper noun button

is .

As a noun goldfish is

a type of small fish, carassius auratus , typically orange-colored.



(wikipedia button)


(en noun)
  • A knob or disc that is passed through a loop or (buttonhole), serving as a fastener.
  • *
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  • A mechanical device meant to be pressed with a finger in order to open or close an electric circuit or to activate a mechanism.
  • (graphical user interface) An on-screen control that can be selected as an activator of an attached function.
  • (US) A badge worn on clothes, fixed with a pin through the fabric.
  • (botany) A bud.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (slang) The clitoris.
  • (curling) The center (bullseye) of the house.
  • (fencing) The soft circular tip at the end of a foil.
  • (poker) A plastic disk used to represent the person in last position in a poker game; also dealer's button .
  • (poker) The player who is last to act after the flop, turn and river, who possesses the button.
  • A raised pavement marker to further indicate the presence of a pavement marking painted stripe.
  • (South Africa, slang) A methaqualone tablet (used as a recreational drug).
  • A piece of wood or metal, usually flat and elongated, turning on a nail or screw, to fasten something, such as a door.
  • A globule of metal remaining on an assay cupel or in a crucible, after fusion.
  • A knob; a small ball; a small, roundish mass.
  • A small white blotch on a cat's coat.
  • A unit of length equal to 1/12 of an inch.
  • Usage notes

    For the senses 2 and 3, a button is often marked by a verb rather than a noun, and the button itself is called with the verb and button''. For example, a button to start something is generally called ''start button .

    Derived terms

    {{der3, bachelor's button , belly button , billy buttons , , button accordion , buttonhole , buttonhook , buttonlike , buttonless , button man , button mangrove , button mushroom , button nose , buttonology , button-punch , button-pusher , buttonquail , buttonwood , cute as a button , eject button , fire button , have one's finger on the button , hot button , on the button , panic button , power button , push someone's buttons , radio button , red button , snooze button , start button , stay-button , tummy button}}

    See also

    * switch * toggle * trigger


    (en verb)
  • To fasten with a button.
  • * Charles Dickens
  • To be fastened by a button or buttons.
  • Derived terms

    * button one's lip * button up * unbutton



  • A type of small fish, Carassius auratus , typically orange-colored.
  • For the children's fair we'll have a few games they can play, so that each child "wins" a goldfish as a prize.

    Derived terms

    * fantail goldfish * goldfish bowl