Definitions for toothtuθ; ˈtu θɪŋ, -ðɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

toothtuθ; ˈtu θɪŋ, -ðɪŋ(n.)(pl.)teeth

  1. (n.)(in most vertebrates) one of the hard bodies or processes usu. attached in a row to each jaw, serving for the prehension and mastication of food, as weapons of attack or defense, etc., and in mammals typically composed chiefly of dentin surrounding a sensitive pulp and covered on the crown with enamel.

    Category: Dentistry

  2. (in invertebrates) any of various similar or analogous processes occurring in the mouth or alimentary canal, or on a shell.

    Category: Invertebrates

  3. any projection resembling a tooth.

  4. one of the projections of a comb, rake, saw, etc.

    Category: Machinery, Common Vocabulary

  5. any of the uniform projections on a gear or rack by which it drives or is driven by a gear, rack, or worm. any of the uniform projections on a sprocket by which it drives or is driven by a chain.

    Category: Machinery

  6. Bot. any small, toothlike marginal lobe.

    Category: Botany

  7. a sharp, distressing, or destructive attribute or agency.

  8. taste, relish, or liking.

  9. teeth,effective power, esp. to enforce or accomplish something:

    to put teeth into a law.

  10. a roughened surface, as on a sharpening stone, grinding wheel, or drawing paper.

  11. (v.t.)to furnish with teeth.

  12. (v.i.)to interlock, as cogwheels.

Idioms for tooth:

  1. in the teeth of, straight into, against, or in defiance of.

    Category: Idiom

  2. long in the tooth, noticeably old; elderly.

    Category: Idiom

  3. set one's teeth, to become resolute; prepare for difficulty.

    Category: Idiom

  4. show one's teeth, to become menacing; reveal one's hostility.

    Category: Idiom

  5. to the teeth, to the fullest extent; fully; entirely:

    armed to the teeth.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of tooth:

bef. 900; ME; OE tōth, c. OFris tōth, OS tand, OHG zan(t), ON tǫnn; akin to Go tunthus, L dēns, Gk odoús, Skt dánta

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tooth(noun)

    hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense

  2. tooth(noun)

    something resembling the tooth of an animal

  3. tooth(noun)

    toothlike structure in invertebrates found in the mouth or alimentary canal or on a shell

  4. tooth(noun)

    a means of enforcement

    "the treaty had no teeth in it"

  5. tooth(noun)

    one of a number of uniform projections on a gear

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tooth(noun)θ

    one of the hard white objects in your mouth

    Have you brushed your teeth yet?

  2. toothθ

    one of a set of points that stick up from sth

    the teeth of the saw/comb/gear


  1. tooth(Noun)

    A hard, calcareous structure present in the mouth of many vertebrate animals, generally used for eating.

  2. tooth(Noun)

    A sharp projection on the blade of a saw or similar implement.

  3. tooth(Noun)

    A projection on the edge of a gear that meshes with similar projections on adjacent gears, or on the circumference of a cog that engages with a chain.

  4. tooth(Noun)

    A pointed projection from the margin of a leaf.

  5. tooth(Verb)

    To provide or furnish with teeth.

    The twin cards toothed with glittering wire. uE00017080uE001 Wordsworth.

  6. tooth(Verb)

    To indent; to jag.

    to tooth a saw

  7. Origin: From tooth, from toþ, from tanþs, from h₃dónts. Cognate with toth, tos, Dutch tand, German Zahn, and tand, tönn, Welsh dant, Latin dens, Lithuanian dantis, Ancient Greek ὀδούς, Armenian ատամ , Persian دندان, Sanskrit . Related to tusk.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tooth(noun)

    one of the hard, bony appendages which are borne on the jaws, or on other bones in the walls of the mouth or pharynx of most vertebrates, and which usually aid in the prehension and mastication of food

  2. Tooth(noun)

    fig.: Taste; palate

  3. Tooth(noun)

    any projection corresponding to the tooth of an animal, in shape, position, or office; as, the teeth, or cogs, of a cogwheel; a tooth, prong, or tine, of a fork; a tooth, or the teeth, of a rake, a saw, a file, a card

  4. Tooth(noun)

    a projecting member resembling a tenon, but fitting into a mortise that is only sunk, not pierced through

  5. Tooth(noun)

    one of several steps, or offsets, in a tusk. See Tusk

  6. Tooth(noun)

    an angular or prominence on any edge; as, a tooth on the scale of a fish, or on a leaf of a plant

  7. Tooth(noun)

    one of the appendages at the mouth of the capsule of a moss. See Peristome

  8. Tooth(noun)

    any hard calcareous or chitinous organ found in the mouth of various invertebrates and used in feeding or procuring food; as, the teeth of a mollusk or a starfish

  9. Tooth(verb)

    to furnish with teeth

  10. Tooth(verb)

    to indent; to jag; as, to tooth a saw

  11. Tooth(verb)

    to lock into each other. See Tooth, n., 4

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tooth' in Nouns Frequency: #862

Anagrams of tooth

  1. Hotot

Translations for tooth

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


any of the hard, bone-like objects that grow in the mouth and are used for biting and chewing

He has had a tooth out at the dentist's.

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