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Definitions for fasten
ˈfæs ən, ˈfɑ sənfas·ten

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fasten, fix, secure(verb)

    cause to be firmly attached

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

  2. fasten(verb)

    become fixed or fastened

    "This dress fastens in the back"

  3. fasten(verb)

    attach to

    "They fastened various nicknames to each other"

  4. tighten, fasten(verb)

    make tight or tighter

    "Tighten the wire"


  1. fasten(Verb)

    To attach or connect in a secure manner.

    Etymology: From fæstnian

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fasten(adj)

    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. Fasten(adj)

    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. Fasten(adj)

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

  4. Fasten(verb)

    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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  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. 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.

  2. George Foreman:

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

  3. Wu Chungeng:

    China will continue to fasten the pace of business resumption of delivery services.

  4. Howard Crosby:

    A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.

  5. Charlotte Brontë:

    You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person's strength.

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    a fabric with a nap that is longer and softer than velvet
    • A. plush
    • B. witless
    • C. handsome
    • D. squashy

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