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fas·ten·ing

 (făs′ə-nĭng)
n.
Something, such as a hook, used to attach one thing to another firmly.

fastening

(ˈfɑːsənɪŋ)
n
something that fastens, such as a clasp or lock

fas•ten•ing

(ˈfæs ə nɪŋ, ˈfɑ sə-)

n.
something that fastens.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fastening - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in placefastening - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
bellyband - a strap around the belly of a draft animal holding the shafts of a wagon
buckle - fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong
button - a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes
carabiner, karabiner, snap ring - an oblong metal ring with a spring clip; used in mountaineering to attach a rope to a piton or to connect two ropes
catch - a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window
clasp - a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
cleat - a fastener (usually with two projecting horns) around which a rope can be secured
clinch - the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
clip - any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together
clothes peg, clothes pin, clothespin - wood or plastic fastener; for holding clothes on a clothesline
corrugated fastener, wiggle nail - a small strip of corrugated steel with sharp points on one side; hammered across wood joints in rough carpentry
cottar, cotter - fastener consisting of a wedge or pin inserted through a slot to hold two other pieces together
cringle, grommet, grummet, loop, eyelet - fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
dowel, dowel pin, joggle - a fastener that is inserted into holes in two adjacent pieces and holds them together
stopping, fillet - fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members
hook and eye - a kind of fastener used on clothing
knot - any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
lashing - rope that is used for fastening something to something else; "the boats were held together by lashings"
linkup, tie-in, link, tie - a fastener that serves to join or connect; "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
lock - a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
locker - a fastener that locks or closes
nail - a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
nut and bolt - a fastener made by screwing a nut onto a threaded bolt
paper fastener - a fastener for holding a sheet of paper in place
pin - a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
constraint, restraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
screw - a fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head
seal - fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure
seal, sealing wax - fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters
slide fastener, zip fastener, zipper, zip - a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab
press stud, snap fastener, snap - a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound; "children can manage snaps better than buttons"
toggle - a fastener consisting of a peg or pin or crosspiece that is inserted into an eye at the end of a rope or a chain or a cable in order to fasten it to something (as another rope or chain or cable)
toggle bolt - a fastener consisting of a threaded bolt and a hinged spring-loaded toggle; used to fasten objects to hollow walls
2.fastening - the act of fastening things togetherfastening - the act of fastening things together
joining, connexion, connection - the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication); "the joining of hands around the table"; "there was a connection via the internet"
soldering, bonding - fastening firmly together
doweling - fastening by dowels
earthing, grounding - fastening electrical equipment to earth
linkage - the act of linking things together
tying, ligature - the act of tying or binding things together
welding - fastening two pieces of metal together by softening with heat and applying pressure
fixation - the activity of fastening something firmly in position

fastening

noun tie, union, coupling, link, linking, bond, joint, binding, connection, attachment, junction, zip, fusion, clasp, concatenation, ligature, affixation His fingers found the fastening and opened it.
Translations

fastening

[ˈfɑːsnɪŋ] nfermeture f
Velcro fastening → fermeture f velcro®
zip fastening → fermeture f éclair®fast-flowing [ˌfɑːstˈfləʊɪŋ] adj [water, stream] → au cours rapidefast food n
(= food) → fast food m, fast-food m
(= catering) → restauration f rapidefast-food [ˌfɑːstˈfuːd] modif
fast-food outlet → fast-food m
fast-food restaurant → fast-food m
fast-food chain → chaîne f de fast-foodfast-forward [ˌfɑːstˈfɔːrrd] vt [+ tape] → faire avancer rapidement, faire défiler en (mode) avance rapidefast forward navance f rapidefast-growing [ˌfɑːstˈgrəʊɪŋ] adj [plant] → à croissance rapide; [sector, economy] → à croissance rapide

fastening

n. amarre.
References in classic literature ?
March said to the girls, who were all busied about her, one folding her shawl, another smoothing out the strings of her bonnet, a third putting on her overshoes, and a forth fastening up her travelling bag.
As soon as the snow had packed hard, I began to drive about the country in a clumsy sleigh that Otto Fuchs made for me by fastening a wooden goods-box on bobs.
She was endeavoring to adjust the bunch of violets which had become loose from its fastening in her hair.
First: In order to facilitate the fastening to it of an additional line from a neighboring boat, in case the stricken whale should sound so deep as to threaten to carry off the entire line originally attached to the harpoon.
This puts me in mind of fastening to an elephant in a tilbury on a plain --makes the wheel-spokes fly, boys, when you fasten to him that way; and there's danger of being pitched out too, when you strike a hill.
One morning, as Jerry had just put me into the shafts and was fastening the traces, a gentleman walked into the yard.
Marija was standing in front of the glass fastening her dress.
said Haley, pushing his three purchases together, and producing a bundle of handcuffs, which he proceeded to put on their wrists; and fastening each handcuff to a long chain, he drove them before him to the jail.
We covered them with such rags as we could find, and started away, fastening the door behind us.
Oh,' said he, `wait half a minute, till I have finished my job;'For, would you believe it, Miss Woodhouse, there he is, in the most obliging manner in the world, fastening in the rivet of my mother's spectacles.
He looked at me: I happened to be near him, as I had been fastening the clasp of Mrs.
I did not relish the notion of deliberately fastening myself in with Heathcliff.