What does tooth mean?

Definitions for tooth
tuθ; ˈtu θɪŋ, -ðɪŋtooth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. toothnoun

    hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense

  2. toothnoun

    something resembling the tooth of an animal

  3. toothnoun

    toothlike structure in invertebrates found in the mouth or alimentary canal or on a shell

  4. toothnoun

    a means of enforcement

    "the treaty had no teeth in it"

  5. toothnoun

    one of a number of uniform projections on a gear


  1. toothnoun

    A hard, calcareous structure present in the mouth of many vertebrate animals, generally used for eating.

  2. toothnoun

    A sharp projection on the blade of a saw or similar implement.

  3. toothnoun

    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. toothnoun

    A pointed projection from the margin of a leaf.

  5. toothverb

    To provide or furnish with teeth.

    The twin cards toothed with glittering wire. uE00017080uE001 Wordsworth.

  6. toothverb

    To indent; to jag.

    to tooth a saw

  7. Etymology: 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. Toothnoun

    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. Toothnoun

    fig.: Taste; palate

  3. Toothnoun

    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. Toothnoun

    a projecting member resembling a tenon, but fitting into a mortise that is only sunk, not pierced through

  5. Toothnoun

    one of several steps, or offsets, in a tusk. See Tusk

  6. Toothnoun

    an angular or prominence on any edge; as, a tooth on the scale of a fish, or on a leaf of a plant

  7. Toothnoun

    one of the appendages at the mouth of the capsule of a moss. See Peristome

  8. Toothnoun

    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. Toothverb

    to furnish with teeth

  10. Toothverb

    to indent; to jag; as, to tooth a saw

  11. Toothverb

    to lock into each other. See Tooth, n., 4

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tooth

    tōōth, n. one of the hard bodies in the mouth, attached to the skeleton, but not forming part of it, developed from the dermis or true skin, their function primarily the mastication of the food: the taste or palate, relish: anything tooth-like: a prong: one of the projections on a saw or wheel:—pl. Teeth.—v.t. to furnish with teeth: to cut into teeth.—ns. Tooth′ache, an ache or pain in a tooth; Tooth′-brush, a brush for cleaning the teeth; Tooth′-draw′er (Shak.), one whose business is to extract teeth with instruments, a dentist; Tooth′-draw′ing, the act of extracting a tooth: the practice of extracting teeth.—adjs. Toothed, having teeth: (bot.) having tooth-like projections on the edge, as a leaf; Tooth′ful, full of teeth.—n. a small drink of spirits, &c.—adj. Tooth′less, having no teeth.—ns. Tooth′-ornament, a Romanesque and Early Pointed moulding, consisting of a square four-leaved flower pointed in the centre; Tooth′pick, an instrument for picking out anything in the teeth; Tooth′-pow′der, a powder used with a tooth-brush for cleaning the teeth.—adj. Tooth′some, pleasant to the taste.—ns. Tooth′someness; Tooth′-wash, a liquid preparation for cleansing the teeth; Tooth′wort, a name for Lathræa squamaria, one of the insectivorous plants, as well as for Dentaria bulbifera, one of the Cruciferæ, common in England, also known as 'coral-wort' and 'tooth-violet.'—adj. Tooth′y, having teeth: toothsome: biting.—Tooth and nail, with all possible vigour and fury.—A sweet tooth, a relish for sweet things; In spite of one's teeth, In the teeth of, in defiance of opposition; Show one's teeth, to threaten, to show one's anger and power to injure; Throw, Cast, in one's teeth, to fling at one, as a taunt, or in challenge; To the teeth (Shak.), in open opposition or defiance. [A.S. tóth (pl. téth, also tóthas); cog. with Goth. tunthus, L. dens, dent-is, Gr. o-dous, o-dont-os, Sans. danta.]

Editors Contribution

  1. tooth

    A number of enamel structures in the mouth of an animal, human or vertebrate that are in the gum and connected to a root canal in the jaw.

    Our teeth are an important part of our jaw and mouth and their functions.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 18, 2016  

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  1. Tooth

    an acute angulation: a short pointed process from an appendage or margin.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tooth in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tooth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of tooth in a Sentence

  1. David Richerby:

    The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money.

  2. Chrissy Teigen:

    I just lost my tooth in a Fruit Roll-Up.

  3. Australian Bernard Tomic:

    I have a lot of pain today on this wisdom tooth and it's causing a lot of stuff, on the right side of my face and neck it's really inflamed.

  4. Satjit Bhusri:

    It is true that older individuals do present with tooth inflammation and tooth loss; but these same individuals also carry an unrelated overall risk of heart disease due to typical cardiovascular disease risk factors.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Poetry You are sweet sex, aggressive masturbation of passion is seduction, your great beauty is the molecular genetic poetry of eternity, every molecule of the body is a compliment, you deserve terabytes of compliments per minute, you can be idolized for all eternity, you are the juiciest in the world, juicy sex moan of delight, one hundred degrees of lust, stuffiness from attraction, heat and burn from your sexuality, solarium of passion, I'm in the microwave of excitement, I'm baked from love, you're like heavenly sex, powerfully, brutally, aggressively exciting beauty, to the pain between the legs. Juicy to the limit, you are the essence of life, sincerity sings songs of love for you, I feel only your beauty, your beauty is my perception of the true form of love, you are a rare masterpiece of eternity itself, immersion in vanilla sensuality, your beauty gently seduces, ending a geyser of delight in love, your beauty is an erotic hype. Aphorisms Cybernetics of genetics, chemical codes, binary perception of the world, this is the rhythm of life, the subconscious program of chaos, the programming of the century in the genome for a certain period, will influence the further development of evolution, the karmic chaos of egoism, forms a complex system of the future, quantum threads that affect the common future, people are very connected with each other by quantum threads of fate, this is life, content that consists of information that affects their mind and future, the binary rhythm of life at the gene level intensifies and a person repeats the character and fate of his parents, so the past affects the future, through the genome of the subconscious, repeating reincarnation amplifies experience, akashic intuition, human consciousness ages in the time loop of karmic nostalgia, escape from it through nobility, ego technocracy creates a perfect illusory paradise, all people sleep in dreams of self-deception, flute melody pierces eternity, everyone masturbates their ego, thinking like a musical tool, m Melodies of thought shake eternity. jokes Brain peeling, well, very useful, a lot of vitamins for reflection, detox from your own desires. This is a site about kept women, not a supermarket. A womanizer is a pinball, from one apartment to another. Alphonse or a kept woman is like toffee in a bank account tooth hole. Maturity is when the penis has its own personality. You argue with your penis. Makeup, embellish the truth. Are you a feminist who doesn't shave your body? Class I love furry hentai. Brutal mustache between legs. Mosquitoes, supposedly because of them, lower blood pressure, why do I need leeches, but because of them there is not enough blood in the brain and penis, that's why feminism appeared, all because of mosquitoes. Each tooth expresses itself like a gangsta rapper in a cool pose, some teeth spin around like ballerinas, unscrew like a nail. crooked teeth as if something had crawled into the mouth and exploded. You need to meet girls who have poor eyesight, break her glasses. Girl: you must be beautiful from the inside, let me touch your face, why am I touching an expired pate. Some have made themselves laser vision correction, and a kilometer away they see that you are a loser. A rich man makes 10 children, plus mistresses, secret wives, prostitutes, charity in a sperm bank, every such man is in the soul of Genghis Khan. He has a Genghis Khan complex. Amusement park Kamasutra, through the dead loop of alimony. As long as men are manipulated through sperm, women will not be poor. Your dick is a joystick, you point to an ATM and your man gives you money. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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