Definition of Fastened in English :

Define Fastened in English

Fastened meaning in English

Meaning of Fastened in English

Pronunciation of Fastened in English

Fastened pronunciation in English

Pronounce Fastened in English


see synonyms of fastened


1. fastened

firmly closed or secured

Example Sentences:
'found the gate fastened'
'a fastened seatbelt'

2. buttoned, fastened

furnished or closed with buttons or something buttonlike

3. fastened, tied

fastened with strings or cords

Example Sentences:
'a neatly tied bundle'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of fastened
to make or become fast or secure
to make or become attached or joined
to close or become closed by fixing firmly in place, locking, etc
4. (tr; foll by in or up)
to enclose or imprison
5. (transitive; usually foll by on)
to cause (blame, a nickname, etc) to be attached (to); place (on) or impute (to)
6. (usually foll by on or upon)
to direct or be directed in a concentrated way; fix
he fastened his gaze on the girl
7. (intransitive; usually foll by on)
take firm hold (of)

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see synonyms of fastened
verb transitive
to join (one thing to another); attach; connect
to make fast or secure, as by locking, shutting, buttoning, etc.; fix firmly in place
to hold, fix, or direct (the attention, gaze, etc.) steadily on something
to cause to be connected or attributed; impute
to fasten a crime on someone
to force (oneself) on or upon another in an annoying way
verb intransitive
to become attached or joined
to take a firm hold (on or upon); seize; cling
to concentrate (on or upon)

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see synonyms of fastened
v. fas·tened, fas·ten·ing, fas·tens
1. To attach firmly to something else, as by pinning or nailing.
a. To make fast or secure: fastened the children into their car seats.
b. To close or connect securely, as with a lock or other device: was unable to fasten the bulging suitcase.
3. To fix or direct steadily: fastened her gaze on the stranger.
4. To place; attribute: fastened the blame on the weather.
5. To impose (oneself) without welcome.
a. To become attached, fixed, or joined: barnacles that had fastened to the ship's bottom.
b. To close or join in a particular manner: tent flaps that fasten with a zipper; a shirt that fastens down the front.
a. To focus one's sight or attention on something: fasten on a notion.
b. To select something by close attention: "By April he had fastened on the site where he would erect his grand city" (Charles Officer).

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