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Definitions for FASTEN
ˈfæs ən, ˈfɑ sənFASTEN

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fasten, fix, secureverb

    cause to be firmly attached

    "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"

  2. fastenverb

    become fixed or fastened

    "This dress fastens in the back"

  3. fastenverb

    attach to

    "They fastened various nicknames to each other"

  4. tighten, fastenverb

    make tight or tighter

    "Tighten the wire"

Wiktionary

  1. fastenverb

    To attach or connect in a secure manner.

    Etymology: From fæstnian

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fastenadjective

    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. Fastenadjective

    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 thoughts

  3. Fastenadjective

    to cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to lay on; as, to fasten a blow

  4. Fastenverb

    to fix one's self; to take firm hold; to clinch; to cling

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fasten

    fas′n, v.t. to make fast or tight: to fix securely: to attach firmly one thing to another: to confirm.—v.i. to fix itself.—n. Fas′tening, that which fastens.

Editors Contribution

  1. fasten

    To attach or connect in a secure manner.

    They did fasten their shoes.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FASTEN in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FASTEN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of FASTEN in a Sentence

  1. Kaushik Basu:

    We at the World Bank have just switched on the seat belt sign, we are advising nations, especially emerging economies, to fasten their seat belts.

  2. Plato:

    Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten imparting grace.

  3. Jane Blasio:

    This story isn’t just about me. This story is about the clinic and all the people who were crushed by it, …I would tell people, ‘Fasten your seatbelt, because whether we find something or don’t, it’s going to be the ride of your life.’.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity.

  5. George Foreman:

    I tried 'man your battlestations,' I tried 'ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seatbelts,' there wasn't much of a reaction.

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