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Webster 1913 Edition


Fasten

Fas′ten

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Fastened
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Fastening
.]
[AS.
fæstnian
; akin to OHG.
festinōn
. See
Fast
,
Adj.
]
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.
Shakespeare
Syn. – To fix; cement; stick; link; affix; annex.

Fas′ten

,
Verb.
I.
To fix one’s self; to take firm hold; to clinch; to cling.
A horse leech will hardly
fasten
on a fish.
Sir T. Browne.

Webster 1828 Edition


Fasten

F'ASTEN

,
Verb.
T.
f'asn.
1.
To fix firmly; to make fast or close; as, to fasten a chain to the feet, or to fasten the feet with fetters.
2.
To lock, bolt or bar; to secure; as, to fasten a door or window.
3.
To hold together; to cement or to link; to unite closely in any manner and by any means, as by cement, hooks, pins, nails, cords, &c.
4.
To affix or conjoin.
The words Whig and Tory have been pressed to the service of many successions of parties, with different ideas fastened to them. [Not common.]
5.
To fix; to impress.
Thinking, by this face,
To fasten in our thoughts that they have courage.
6.
To lay on with strength.
Could he fasten a blow, or make a thrust, when not suffered to approach?

F'ASTEN

,
Verb.
I.
To fasten on, is to fix one's self; to seize and hold on; to clinch.
The leech will hardly fasten on a fish.

Definition 2022


Fasten

Fasten

See also: fasten and fästen

German

Noun

Fasten n (genitive Fastens, no plural)

  1. fasting

Declension

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fasten

fasten

See also: Fasten and fästen

English

Verb

fasten (third-person singular simple present fastens, present participle fastening, simple past and past participle fastened)

  1. To attach or connect in a secure manner.
    The sailor fastened the boat to the dock with a half-hitch.
    Fasten your seatbelts!
    Can you fasten these boards together with some nails?
    • Jonathan Swift
      The words Whig and Tory have been pressed to the service of many successions of parties, with very different ideas fastened to them.
  2. To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to land.
    to fasten a blow
    • Shakespeare
      if I can fasten but one cup upon him

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German

Etymology 1

Middle High German vasten, from Old High German fastēn, from Proto-Germanic *fastijaną.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfastn̩/, /ˈfastən/
  • Homophone: fassten
  • Hyphenation: fas‧ten; pre-1996fa‧sten

Verb

fasten (third-person singular simple present fastet, past tense fastete, past participle gefastet, auxiliary haben)

  1. to fast
Conjugation
Related terms

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaːstən/
  • Hyphenation: fas‧ten; pre-1996fa‧sten

Verb

fasten

  1. First-person plural preterite of fasen.
  2. Third-person plural preterite of fasen.
  3. First-person plural subjunctive II of fasen.
  4. Third-person plural subjunctive II of fasen.

Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

Noun

fasten m, f

  1. definite masculine singular of faste

Old High German

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *fastijaną, whence also Old English fæstan, Old Norse fasta

Verb

fastēn

  1. to fast

Conjugation

Descendants