from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To attach firmly to something else, as by pinning or nailing.
- intransitive verb To make fast or secure.
- intransitive verb To close or connect securely, as with a lock or other device.
- intransitive verb To fix or direct steadily.
- intransitive verb To place; attribute.
- intransitive verb To impose (oneself) without welcome.
- intransitive verb To become attached, fixed, or joined.
- intransitive verb To close or join in a particular manner.
- intransitive verb To focus one's sight or attention on something.
- intransitive verb To select something by close attention.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To make fast; cause to adhere; join, connect, or attach firmly; fix or secure in place or position by any physical means: as, to
fastena door with a lock, bolt, or chain; to fasten boards together with nails or screws, or by mortise and tenon; to fasten clothing with buttons, pins, clasps, etc.
- Figuratively, to attach or unite by any connecting link or agency; connect or join firmly in general: as, to
fastena nickname or a charge upon one; to fasten one's hope on a promise.
- To make firm or stable; establish; confirm; clench: as, to
- To lay on; cause to reach.
- = Syn 1 and To bind, attach, tie, link, affix, annex.
- To become fast or fixed; become attached or firmly joined; close firmly.
- To take firm hold; cling: generally with on.
- noun A Middle English form of
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To fix firmly; to make fast; to secure, as by a knot, lock, bolt, etc.
- transitive verb 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
- transitive verb obsolete To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to lay on.
- transitive verb to make his guilt certain, or so probable as to be generally believed.
- transitive verb to look upon steadily without cessation.
- intransitive verb To fix one's self; to take firm hold; to clinch; to cling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To
attachor connectin a secure manner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb become fixed or fastened
- verb make tight or tighter
- verb attach to
- verb cause to be firmly attached
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
It is a good job I have a sense of humour, was almost going to send you the number of a good tailor that has a line in jackets that fasten from the back
9 To supplement a ring tape, magnitude in as good as symbol upon a behind where a fasten is to be located.
Her mother came in, half an hour later, to "fasten" her.
Dey's lots of cane here, an 'you an' me kin twis 'canes one over de other like de splits in a cha'r bottom, an' dat way, when we gits a dozen big squars of it made, as big both ways as the canes is long, we kin lay 'em on top o 'one an' other, an 'fasten 'em togedder wid bamboos, an' it'll be a fust-rate raft.
Fanny packs, small bags that fasten around the waist, are among the most reviled accessories in modern culture, carrying inevitable associations with "scary American tourists at the Louvre," says designer Isaac Mizrahi.
In front of the parliament tey will fasten ties at fense and will make a wish Saakashvili to resign.
Please return to your seats and fasten your seat belts now.
Well, make sure you fasten your seatbelt and be quiet.
They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
That fear portends other disasters like forgetting to fasten a bow line and watching your newly launched boat drift on its own out into the harbor.