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Meaning of fastened by Wiktionary Dictionary




    1. Simple past tense and past participle of fasten .

Explanation of fastened by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. fastened with strings or cords

    2. furnished or closed with buttons or something buttonlike

    3. firmly closed or secured

    4. found the gate fastened
      a fastened seatbelt

    Definition of fastened by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Fasten v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fastened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fastening] [AS. fæstnian; akin to OHG. festinōn. 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 upon or To fasten 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.

    2. fastened adj.
      1. affixed. Opposite of unaffixed.

      Syn. -- secured.

      2. secured against opening; -- of doors, hatches, etc.

      Syn. -- latched.