What does FIST mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fist, clenched fist(noun)

    a hand with the fingers clenched in the palm (as for hitting)


  1. fist(Noun)

    hand with the fingers clenched or curled inward

    The boxer's fists rained down on his opponent in the last round.

  2. fist(Noun)

    the pointing hand symbol u261E

  3. fist(Noun)

    the characteristic signaling rhythm of an individual telegraph or CW operator when sending Morse code

  4. fist(Noun)

    a person's characteristic handwriting

  5. fist(Noun)


  6. fist(Verb)

    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.

  7. fist(Verb)

    To close (the hand) into a fist.

  8. fist(Verb)

    To fist-fuck.

  9. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fist(noun)

    the hand with the fingers doubled into the palm; the closed hand, especially as clinched tightly for the purpose of striking a blow

  2. Fist(noun)

    the talons of a bird of prey

  3. Fist(noun)

    the index mark [/], used to direct special attention to the passage which follows

  4. Fist(verb)

    to strike with the fist

  5. Fist(verb)

    to gripe with the fist

  6. Origin: [OE. fist, fust, AS. fst; akin to D. vuist, OHG. fst, G. faust, and prob. to L. pugnus, Gr. pygmh` fist, py`x with the fist. Cf. Pugnacious, Pigmy.]


  1. Fist

    Traditional Heavy Metal/Hard Rock band, founded in Ontario, Canada in 1977.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fist

    fist, n. the closed or clenched hand.—v.t. to strike or grip with the fist.—n. Fistiā′na, anecdotes about boxing and boxers.—adj. Fist′ic (Dickens), pugilistic.—ns. Fist′icuff, a blow with the fist: (pl.) boxing, blows; Fist′-law, the law of brute force.—adj. Fist′y. [A.S. fýst; Ger. faust.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FIST' in Nouns Frequency: #2198


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FIST in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FIST in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Golda Meir:

    You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    An open mind is better than a clenched fist.

  3. John Bradberry:

    A fist-to-fist ‘handshake’ is less risky.

  4. Naftali Bennett:

    We are moving from Iron Dome to an iron fist.

  5. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    One finger is powerless, but five form a fist.

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