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fastening


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fastening  \Fas"ten*ing\,  n. 
  Anything  that  binds  and  makes  fast  as  a  lock,  catch,  bolt, 
  bar,  buckle,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fasten  \Fas"ten\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fastened};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Fastening}.]  [AS.  f[ae]stnian;  akin  to  OHG.  festin[=o]n. 
  See  {Fast},  a.] 
  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,  or  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fastening 
  n  1:  attaches  to  something  or  holds  something  in  place  [syn:  {fastener}, 
  {holdfast}] 
  2:  the  act  of  fastening  things  together  [syn:  {attachment}] 




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