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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fas-uh n, fah-suh n]
    • /ˈfæs ən, ˈfɑ sən/
    • /ˈfɑːsn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fas-uh n, fah-suh n]
    • /ˈfæs ən, ˈfɑ sən/

Definitions of fasten word

  • verb with object fasten to attach firmly or securely in place; fix securely to something else. 1
  • verb with object fasten to make secure, as an article of dress with buttons, clasps, etc., or a door with a lock, bolt, etc. 1
  • verb with object fasten to enclose securely, as a person or an animal (usually followed by in): to fasten a monkey in a cage. 1
  • verb with object fasten to attach, associate, or connect: to fasten a nickname on someone. 1
  • verb with object fasten to direct (the eyes, thoughts, etc.) intently: to fasten one's eyes on a speaker. 1
  • verb without object fasten to become fast, fixed, or firm. 1

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Origin of fasten

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English fastenen, Old English fæstnian; cognate with Old Norse fastna to betroth; akin to fast1

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Parts of speech for Fasten


fasten popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

fasten usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fasten

verb fasten

  • screw — a metal fastener having a tapered shank with a helical thread, and topped with a slotted head, driven into wood or the like by rotating, especially by means of a screwdriver.
  • tighten — make more snug or secure
  • weld — to unite or fuse (as pieces of metal) by hammering, compressing, or the like, especially after rendering soft or pasty by heat, and sometimes with the addition of fusible material like or unlike the pieces to be united.
  • affix — If you affix one thing to another, you stick it or attach it to the other thing.
  • adhere — If you adhere to an opinion or belief, you support or hold it.

noun fasten

  • stickum — any adhesive substance.
  • paste — copy and paste
  • gummed — covered with a gummy substance.

Antonyms for fasten

verb fasten

  • loosen — to unfasten or undo, as a bond or fetter.
  • release — to lease again.
  • disconnect — SCSI reconnect
  • detach — If you detach one thing from another that it is fixed to, you remove it. If one thing detaches from another, it becomes separated from it.
  • disjoin — to undo or prevent the junction or union of; disunite; separate.

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