Definition of Fasten

1. Verb. Cause to be firmly attached. "She fixed her gaze on the man"




2. Verb. Become fixed or fastened. "This dress fastens in the back"
Specialized synonyms: Glue, Stick, Stick, Stick
Generic synonyms: Attach
Derivative terms: Fastener, Fastening
Antonyms: Unfasten

3. Verb. Attach to. "They fastened various nicknames to each other"
Generic synonyms: Attach

4. Verb. Make tight or tighter. "Tighten the wire"
Exact synonyms: Tighten
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Frap, Firm, Tauten, Screw, Wind, Wind Up
Derivative terms: Tightening

Definition of Fasten

1. v. t. To fix firmly; to make fast; to secure, as by a knot, lock, bolt, etc.; as, to fasten a chain to the feet; to fasten a door or window.

2. v. i. To fix one's self; to take firm hold; to clinch; to cling.

Definition of Fasten

1. Verb. To attach or connect in a secure manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fasten

1. to secure [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: secure

Medical Definition of Fasten

1. To fix one's self; to take firm hold; to clinch; to cling. "A horse leech will hardly fasten on a fish." (Sir T. Browne) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fasten

fast tracked
fast tracking
fast tracks
fast yellow AB
fastback
fastbacks
fastball
fastball count
fastballer
fastballers
fastbreak
fastbreaks
fastbreeder reactor
fasted
fasten (current term)
fasten on
fastenable
fastened
fastener
fasteners
fastening
fastenings
fastens
faster
faster-than-light
fasters
fastest
fasteth
fastgrowing

Literary usage of Fasten

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

1. Archiv Für Reformationsgeschichte: Archive for Reformation History by Verein für Reformationsgeschichte (1905)
"1. bringen sie hierfür etliche Stellen der Schrift dadurch, sie vermeinen, das fasten umzustoßen. 2. zeigen sie an Argument und Ursachen, warum wir nicht ..."

2. The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out of the by Canadian Bible Society (1891)
"25 And the other two ends of the two wreathen chains thou shalt fasten in the two ouches, and put them on the ah ou Id e г pieces of tlie t-phod before it. ..."

3. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1916)
"NATHAN fasten, DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE. ... In three former papers (fasten '12, '13, '14) the author has discussed the ..."

4. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"I It (3) To fasten, tie, or bind ; as, ... To fasten. (Л.-&) FESTU. A mote in the eye. (A.-N.) Afe the same us fescue, qv FET. (1) Fetched. Lydgate, p. 20. ..."

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