fastening

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fasten \Fas"ten\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Fastened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fastening}.] [AS. f[ae]stnian; akin to OHG. festin[=o]n. See {Fast}, adjective]

1. 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. 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.

The words Whig and Tory have been pressed to the service of many successions of parties, with very different ideas fastened to them. --Swift.

3. To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to lay on; as, to fasten a blow. [Obs.] --Dryden.

If I can fasten but one cup upon him. --Shak.

{To fasten a charge upon} or {To fasten a crime upon}, to make his guilt certain, or so probable as to be generally believed.

{To fasten one's eyes upon}, to look upon steadily without cessation. --Acts iii. 4.

Syn: To fix; cement; stick; link; affix; annex.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fastening \Fas"ten*ing\, noun Anything that binds and makes fast, as a lock, catch, bolt, bar, buckle, etc.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

fastening

noun

1: restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place [syn: {fastener}, {fastening}, {holdfast}, {fixing}]

2: the act of fastening things together [syn: {fastening}, {attachment}]

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