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Meaning of FASTEN

Pronunciation:  'fasun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire"
  2. [v]  attach to; "They fastened various nicknames to each other"
  3. [v]  cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
  4. [v]  become fixed or fastened; "This dress fastens in the back"

FASTEN is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: fix, secure, tighten
 Antonyms: unfasten
 See Also: alter, anchor, attach, bandage, bar, belay, belt, berth, bight, bind, bitt, brad, brooch, buckle, button, cable, cast anchor, cement, chain, change, chock, cinch, clamp, clasp, cleat, clinch, coapt, cramp, crank, deposit, drop anchor, entrench, fasten, firm, frap, garter, girth, glue, ground, grout, hang, hang up, hasp, hook, intrench, joggle, joint, latch, lock, lock up, lodge, moor, noose, picket, pin, rig, rivet, rope up, run up, screw, screw, sew, sew together, spike, stake, staple, stay, stick, stitch, strap, string, tack, tauten, tie, tie up, toggle, velcro, wedge, wind, wind up, wire, zip, zip up, zipper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fas"ten\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fastened}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Fastening}.] [AS. f[ae]stnian; akin to OHG. festin[=o]n.
    See {Fast}, a.]
    1. 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. To cause to hold together or to something else; to attach
       or unite firmly; to cause to cleave to something, or to
       cleave together, by any means; as, to fasten boards
       together with nails or cords; to fasten anything in our
             The words Whig and Tory have been pressed to the
             service of many successions of parties, with very
             different ideas fastened to them.     --Swift.
    3. To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to lay on;
       as, to fasten a blow. [Obs.] --Dryden.
             If I can fasten but one cup upon him. --Shak.
    {To fasten} {a charge, or a crime}, {upon}, to make his guilt
       certain, or so probable as to be generally believed.
    {To fasten one's eyes upon}, to look upon steadily without
       cessation. --Acts iii. 4.
    Syn: To fix; cement; stick; link; affix; annex.
  2. \Fas"ten\, v. i.
    To fix one's self; to take firm hold; to clinch; to cling.
          A horse leech will hardly fasten on a fish. --Sir T.
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