Definitions for fasten
ˈfæs ən, ˈfɑ sənfas·ten
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word fasten.
fasten, fix, secureverb
cause to be firmly attached
"fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
become fixed or fastened
"This dress fastens in the back"
"They fastened various nicknames to each other"
make tight or tighter
"Tighten the wire"
To attach or connect in a secure manner.
Etymology: From fæstnian
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from fast.
A mantle coming under her right arm, and covering most of that side, had no fastening on the left side. Philip Sidney.
Moses reared up the tabernacle, and fastened his sockets. Ex.
By chance a ship was fasten’d to the shore,
Which from old Clusium king Osinius bore. John Dryden, Æn.
She had all magnetick force alone,
To draw and fasten sundred parts in one. John Donne.
In the sea-coast of India there is no iron, which flies not like a bird unto those mountains, and therefore their ships are fastened with wood. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. ii. c. 8.
The words Whig and Tory have been pressed to the service of many successions of parties, with very different ideas fastened to them. Jonathan Swift, Examiner, №. 43.
Thinking, by this face,
To fasten in our thoughts that they have courage;
But ’tis not so. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.
Their oppressors have changed the scene, and combated the opinions in their true shape, upon which they could not so well fasten their disguise. Decay of Piety.
Could he fasten a blow, or make a thrust, when not suffered to approach? John Dryden, Æn. Dedication.
To fix himself.
This paucity of blood may be observed in other sorts of lizards, in frogs, and other fishes; and therefore an horseleech will hardly fasten upon a fish. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.
He fasten’d on my neck; and bellow’d out,
As he’d burst heaven. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
The wrong judgment that misleads us, and makes the will often fasten on the worse side, lies in misreporting upon comparisons. John Locke.
Fasten is a verb that refers to the act of securely fixing or attaching something in place. It may involve using tools or devices such as ropes, clips, buttons, zippers, buckles, screws, or nails. The term could also mean to close securely, usually in reference to a door, window, or gate.
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
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
to cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to lay on; as, to fasten a blow
to fix one's self; to take firm hold; to clinch; to cling
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.
To attach or connect in a secure manner.
They did fasten their shoes.
Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fasten is ranked #147253 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Fasten surname appeared 112 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Fasten.
98.2% or 110 total occurrences were White.
The numerical value of fasten in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of fasten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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.
Richard Okay... seatbelts. Just put the little thing into the big thing and... I tell ya what. If you don't know how to fasten your seatbelt, just raise your hand and I'll have Tommy Boy here come back there and hit you in the head with a tack hammer because you're a RETARD
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.
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.’.
They had been fighting with each other and lighting a cigarette, every time they were told to sit down or fasten their seat belts, they just ignored them.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for fasten
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- свързвам, закрепвамBulgarian
- připoutat, připevnitCzech
- befestigen, festmachenGerman
- unir, juntar, atarSpanish
- fixer, attacherFrench
- whakatina, whakangitaMāori
- festeNorwegian Nynorsk
- firmar, atar, apertarPortuguese
- atașa, fixaRomanian
- закрепить, привязывать, крепить, закреплять, привязатьRussian
Get even more translations for fasten »
Find a translation for the fasten definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"fasten." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 21 Sep. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/fasten>.