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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Etymology

From Old English fæstnian

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to fasten

Third person singular
fastens

Simple past
fastened

Past participle
fastened

Present participle
fastening

to fasten (third-person singular simple present fastens, present participle fastening, simple past and past participle fastened)

  1. To attach or connect in a secure manner.
    The sailor fastened the boat to the dock with a half-hitch.

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German

Etymology

Old High German fastēn

Verb

fasten

  1. to fast

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Old High German

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *fastejan, whence also Old English fæstan, Old Norse fasta

Verb

fastēn

  1. to fast

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