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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


  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


  1. Human tooth

    Human teeth are the teeth found in the human mouth. They function in mechanically breaking down items of food by cutting and crushing them in preparation for swallowing and digestion. The roots of teeth are embedded in the maxilla or the mandible and are covered by gums. Teeth are made of multiple tissues of varying density and hardness. Teeth are among the most distinctive features of mammal species. Humans, like other mammals, are diphyodont, meaning that they develop two sets of teeth. The first set normally starts to appear at about six months of age, although some babies are born with one or more visible teeth, known as neonatal teeth. Normal tooth eruption at about six months is known as teething and can be painful. Dental trauma refers to trauma to the face, mouth, and especially the teeth, lips and periodontium. The study of dental trauma is called dental traumatology.

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

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