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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fas-uh-ning, fah-suh-]
    • /ˈfæs ə nɪŋ, ˈfɑ sə-/
    • /ˈfɑː.sən.ɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fas-uh-ning, fah-suh-]
    • /ˈfæs ə nɪŋ, ˈfɑ sə-/

Definitions of fastening word

  • noun fastening something that fastens, as a lock or clasp. 1
  • verb with object fastening to attach firmly or securely in place; fix securely to something else. 1
  • verb with object fastening to make secure, as an article of dress with buttons, clasps, etc., or a door with a lock, bolt, etc. 1
  • verb with object fastening to enclose securely, as a person or an animal (usually followed by in): to fasten a monkey in a cage. 1
  • verb with object fastening to attach, associate, or connect: to fasten a nickname on someone. 1
  • verb with object fastening to direct (the eyes, thoughts, etc.) intently: to fasten one's eyes on a speaker. 1

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Origin of fastening

First appearance:

before 1125
One of the 6% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1125-75; See origin at fasten, -ing1

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Parts of speech for Fastening


fastening popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% 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.

fastening usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fastening

noun fastening

  • lock — a tress, curl, or ringlet of hair.
  • fastener — any of various devices for fastening.
  • clasp — If you clasp someone or something, you hold them tightly in your hands or arms.
  • hook — a curved or angular piece of metal or other hard substance for catching, pulling, holding, or suspending something.
  • tie — to bind, fasten, or attach with a cord, string, or the like, drawn together and knotted: to tie a tin can on a dog's tail.

adjective fastening

  • connecting — joined or linked; linking two things

Antonyms for fastening

noun fastening

  • time out — a brief suspension of activity; intermission or break.
  • cutoff — A cutoff or a cutoff point is the level or limit at which you decide that something should stop happening.
  • break — When an object breaks or when you break it, it suddenly separates into two or more pieces, often because it has been hit or dropped.
  • apnea — temporary stopping of breathing

Top questions with fastening

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