Definitions for FISTfɪst
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the hand closed tightly with the fingers doubled into the palm.
Ref: index (def. 5). 8
(v.t.)to clench into a fist.
to grasp in the fist.
Origin of fist:
bef. 900; ME; OE fȳst
fist, clenched fist(noun)
a hand with the fingers clenched in the palm (as for hitting)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
your hand when your fingers are tightly curled inward
He made a fist, as if he were going to hit me.
hand with the fingers clenched or curled inward
The boxer's fists rained down on his opponent in the last round.
the pointing hand symbol u261E
the characteristic signaling rhythm of an individual telegraph or CW operator when sending Morse code
a person's characteristic handwriting
To strike with the fist.
...may not score a point with his open hand(s), but may score a point by fisting the ball. Damian Cullen. "Running the rule." The Irish Times 18 Aug 2003, pg. 52.
To close (the hand) into a fist.
Origin: from fyst, from funstiz (compare West Frisian fûst, Dutch vuist, German Faust), from pn̥kʷ-sti 'fist' (compare Lithuanian kumste, Old Church Slavonic pęstĭ), from *pénkʷe 'five'. More at five.
the hand with the fingers doubled into the palm; the closed hand, especially as clinched tightly for the purpose of striking a blow
the talons of a bird of prey
the index mark [/], used to direct special attention to the passage which follows
to strike with the fist
to gripe with the fist
Translations for FIST
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a tightly closed hand
He shook his fist at me in anger.
- قَبْضَة اليَدArabic
- punhoPortuguese (BR)
- die FaustGerman
- γροθιά, μπουνιάGreek
- buku limaMalay
- موټى، سوكPashto
- 拳頭Chinese (Trad.)
- مکّا، مٹّھیUrdu
- quả đấmVietnamese
- 拳头Chinese (Simp.)
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