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bottom: teeth on mechanical gears

tooth

 (to͞oth)
n. pl. teeth (tēth)
1.
a. One of a set of hard, bonelike structures in the mouths of vertebrates, usually attached to the jaw or rooted in sockets and typically composed of a core of soft pulp surrounded by a layer of hard dentin that is coated with cementum or enamel at the crown and used for biting or chewing food or as a means of attack or defense.
b. A similar hard projection in an invertebrate, such as one of a set of projections on the hinge of a bivalve or on the radula of a snail.
2. A projecting part resembling a tooth in shape or function, as on a comb, gear, or saw.
3. A small, notched projection along a margin, especially of a leaf. Also called dent2.
4. A rough surface, as of paper or metal.
5.
a. often teeth Something that injures or destroys with force: the teeth of the blizzard.
b. teeth Effective means of enforcement; muscle: "This ... puts real teeth into something where there has been only lip service" (Ellen Convisser).
v. (to͞oth, to͞oth) toothed, tooth·ing, tooths
v.tr.
1. To furnish (a tool, for example) with teeth.
2. To make a jagged edge on.
v.intr.
To become interlocked; mesh.
Idioms:
get/sink (one's) teeth into Slang
To be actively involved in; get a firm grasp of.
show/bare (one's) teeth
To express a readiness to fight; threaten defiantly.
to the teeth
Lacking nothing; completely: armed to the teeth; dressed to the teeth.

[Middle English toth, from Old English tōth; see dent- in Indo-European roots.]

tooth

(tuːθ)
n, pl teeth (tiːθ)
1. (Dentistry) any of various bonelike structures set in the jaws of most vertebrates and modified, according to the species, for biting, tearing, or chewing.
2. (Zoology) any of various similar structures in invertebrates, occurring in the mouth or alimentary canal
3. anything resembling a tooth in shape, prominence, or function: the tooth of a comb.
4. (Botany) any of the various small indentations occurring on the margin of a leaf, petal, etc
5. (Mechanical Engineering) any one of a number of uniform projections on a gear, sprocket, rack, etc, by which drive is transmitted
6. taste or appetite (esp in the phrase sweet tooth)
7. long in the tooth old or ageing: used originally of horses, because their gums recede with age
8. tooth and nail with ferocity and force: we fought tooth and nail.
vb
9. (tr) to provide with a tooth or teeth
10. (Mechanical Engineering) (intr) (of two gearwheels) to engage
[Old English tōth; related to Old Saxon tand, Old High German zand, Old Norse tonn, Gothic tunthus, Latin dens]
ˈtoothless adj
ˈtoothˌlike adj

tooth

(tuθ)

n., pl. teeth, (ˈtu θɪŋ, -ðɪŋ) n.
1. (in most vertebrates) one of the hard bodies or processes usu. attached in a row to each jaw, serving for the prehension and mastication of food, as weapons of attack or defense, etc., and in mammals typically composed chiefly of dentin surrounding a sensitive pulp and covered on the crown with enamel.
2. (in invertebrates) any of various similar or analogous processes occurring in the mouth or alimentary canal, or on a shell.
3. any projection resembling a tooth.
4. one of the projections of a comb, rake, saw, etc.
5.
a. any of the uniform projections on a gear or rack by which it drives or is driven by a gear, rack, or worm.
b. any of the uniform projections on a sprocket by which it drives or is driven by a chain.
6. Bot. any small, toothlike marginal lobe.
7. a sharp, distressing, or destructive attribute or agency.
8. taste, relish, or liking.
9. teeth, effective power, esp. to enforce or accomplish something: to put teeth into a law.
10. a roughened surface, as on a sharpening stone, grinding wheel, or drawing paper.
v.t.
11. to furnish with teeth.
v.i.
12. to interlock, as cogwheels.
Idioms:
1. in the teeth of, straight into, against, or in defiance of.
2. long in the tooth, noticeably old; elderly.
3. set one's teeth, to become resolute; prepare for difficulty.
4. show one's teeth, to become menacing; reveal one's hostility.
5. to the teeth, to the fullest extent; fully; entirely: armed to the teeth.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English tōth, c. Old Frisian tōth, Old Saxon tand, Old High German zan(t), Old Norse tǫnn; akin to Gothic tunthus, Latin dēns, Greek odoús, Skt dánta]
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tooth
a full set of adult human teeth

tooth

(to͞oth)
Plural teeth (tēth)
1. Any of the hard bony structures in the mouth used to grasp and chew food and as weapons of attack and defense. In mammals and many other vertebrates, the teeth are set in sockets in the jaw. In fish and amphibians, they grow in and around the palate. See also dentition.
2. A similar structure in certain invertebrate animals.

tooth


Past participle: toothed
Gerund: toothing

Imperative
tooth
tooth
Present
I tooth
you tooth
he/she/it tooths
we tooth
you tooth
they tooth
Preterite
I toothed
you toothed
he/she/it toothed
we toothed
you toothed
they toothed
Present Continuous
I am toothing
you are toothing
he/she/it is toothing
we are toothing
you are toothing
they are toothing
Present Perfect
I have toothed
you have toothed
he/she/it has toothed
we have toothed
you have toothed
they have toothed
Past Continuous
I was toothing
you were toothing
he/she/it was toothing
we were toothing
you were toothing
they were toothing
Past Perfect
I had toothed
you had toothed
he/she/it had toothed
we had toothed
you had toothed
they had toothed
Future
I will tooth
you will tooth
he/she/it will tooth
we will tooth
you will tooth
they will tooth
Future Perfect
I will have toothed
you will have toothed
he/she/it will have toothed
we will have toothed
you will have toothed
they will have toothed
Future Continuous
I will be toothing
you will be toothing
he/she/it will be toothing
we will be toothing
you will be toothing
they will be toothing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been toothing
you have been toothing
he/she/it has been toothing
we have been toothing
you have been toothing
they have been toothing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been toothing
you will have been toothing
he/she/it will have been toothing
we will have been toothing
you will have been toothing
they will have been toothing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been toothing
you had been toothing
he/she/it had been toothing
we had been toothing
you had been toothing
they had been toothing
Conditional
I would tooth
you would tooth
he/she/it would tooth
we would tooth
you would tooth
they would tooth
Past Conditional
I would have toothed
you would have toothed
he/she/it would have toothed
we would have toothed
you would have toothed
they would have toothed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tooth - hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebratestooth - hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
fang - hollow or grooved tooth of a venomous snake; used to inject its poison
tusk - a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog
conodont - the tiny fossil cone-shaped tooth of a primitive vertebrate of order Conodonta
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
dentin, dentine - bone (calcified tissue) surrounding the pulp cavity of a tooth
teeth, dentition - the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal
pulp cavity - the central cavity of a tooth containing the pulp (including the root canal)
pearly, chopper - informal terms for a human `tooth'
carnassial tooth - the last upper premolar and first lower molar teeth of a carnivore; having sharp edges for cutting flesh
anterior, front tooth - a tooth situated at the front of the mouth; "his malocclusion was caused by malposed anteriors"
back tooth, posterior - a tooth situated at the back of the mouth
malposed tooth - a tooth that has grown in a faulty position
adult tooth, permanent tooth - any of the 32 teeth that replace the deciduous teeth of early childhood and (with luck) can last until old age
baby tooth, deciduous tooth, milk tooth, primary tooth - one of the first temporary teeth of a young mammal (one of 20 in children)
canine, canine tooth, cuspid, eye tooth, eyetooth, dogtooth - one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
bicuspid, premolar - a tooth having two cusps or points; located between the incisors and the molars
cusp - small elevation on the grinding surface of a tooth
incisor - a tooth for cutting or gnawing; located in the front of the mouth in both jaws
molar, grinder - grinding tooth with a broad crown; located behind the premolars
crown - the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel
tooth root, root - the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support
pulp - the soft inner part of a tooth
stump - the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed
2.tooth - something resembling the tooth of an animaltooth - something resembling the tooth of an animal
cog, sprocket - tooth on the rim of gear wheel
comb - a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair
comb - any of several tools for straightening fibers
power saw, sawing machine, saw - a power tool for cutting wood
projection - any structure that branches out from a central support
saw - hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting
3.tooth - toothlike structure in invertebrates found in the mouth or alimentary canal or on a shelltooth - toothlike structure in invertebrates found in the mouth or alimentary canal or on a shell
denticle - small pointed ridge on the exoskeleton of an arthropod
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
4.tooth - a means of enforcementtooth - a means of enforcement; "the treaty had no teeth in it"
means, way, agency - how a result is obtained or an end is achieved; "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success"
5.tooth - one of a number of uniform projections on a geartooth - one of a number of uniform projections on a gear
cogwheel, gear, gear wheel, geared wheel - a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
projection - any structure that branches out from a central support

tooth

noun
Related words
adjective dental
fear odontophobia

Teeth

canine, incisor or foretooth, molar, premolar, wisdom tooth
Translations
سِنسِن المِنْشار أو المُشْطسِنّ
зъб
dent
zub
tandtændertak
ZahnSägezahn
hammas
دندان
hammas
zubzubac
fog
gigi
tönnsagartönn
이 모양의 것치아
dens
dantisdantų krapštukasdantų pastadantų šepetėlisdantų skausmas
zobs
tandzaagtand
ząbzęby
dinte
zob
tand
ซี่หวี เลื่อย หรือซิปฟัน
răng

tooth

[tuːθ]
A. N (teeth (pl))
1. (Anat) → diente m; (esp molar) → muela f
to clean one's teethlavarse los dientes
to cut a toothechar un diente
she's cutting her first toothle está saliendo el primer diente, está echando el primer diente
to have a tooth outsacarse una muela
to show one's teeth (smiling or aggressive) → enseñar los dientes
to cut one's teeth on sthfoguearse con or en algo, dar los primeros pasos con algo
to be fed up to the (back) teeth with sth/sbestar hasta la coronilla de algo/algn
to get one's teeth into sthhincarle el diente a algo, meterse de lleno en algo
in the teeth of the windcontra un viento violento
in the teeth of great oppositionhaciendo frente a una gran resistencia
to lie through one's teethmentir descaradamente
long in the toothcon muchos años a cuestas
to fight tooth and nailluchar a brazo partido
it sets my/his teeth on edgeme/le da dentera
by the skin of one's teethpor un pelo
to have a sweet toothser goloso
see also armed, false, grit, wisdom
2. [of saw, wheel] → diente m; [of comb] → púa f
3. (fig) the Commission must be given more teethhay que dar poderes efectivos a la Comisión
B. CPD tooth fairy Nratoncito m Pérez
tooth powder Npolvos mpl dentífricos

tooth

[ˈtuːθ] [teeth] [ˈtiːθ] (pl) n
(= part of body) → dent f
to have a tooth out → se faire arracher une dent
to brush one's teeth → se brosser les dents
(= part of comb, cog) → dent f
to fight sth tooth and nail → se battre bec et ongles contre qch
to get your teeth into sth → se mettre qch sous la dent
in the teeth of sth (= despite) (difficulty)malgré qch; [+ danger] → au mépris de qch

tooth

n pl <teeth>
(of person, animal)Zahn m; to have a tooth out/filledsich (dat)einen Zahn ziehen/plombieren lassen; to get one’s teeth into something (lit)etw zwischen die Zähne bekommen; (fig)sich in etw (dat)festbeißen; armed to the teethbis an die Zähne bewaffnet; to show one’s teethdie Zähne zeigen (also fig)or fletschen; to fight tooth and nailbis aufs Blut kämpfen; in the teeth of the windgegen den Wind; in the teeth of all oppositionungeachtet allen Widerstands; to lie through or in one’s teethdas Blaue vom Himmel herunterlügen; I’m fed up to the (back) teeth with that (inf) or sick to the (back) teeth of that (inf)ich habe die Nase gestrichen voll davon (inf), → es hängt mir zum Hals heraus (inf); to give a law/an organization some teeth (fig)einem Gesetz/einer Organisation Wirksamkeit verleihen; selling a car these days is like pulling teeth (esp US) → ein Auto zu verkaufen ist heutzutage ein mühsames Geschäft
(of zip, wheel etc)Zahn m; (of comb, rake)Zinke f, → Zahn m

tooth

in cpdsZahn-;
toothache
nZahnweh nt, → Zahnschmerzen pl
toothbrush
nZahnbürste f
toothbrush moustache
nBürste f
tooth decay
nKaries f, → Zahnverfall m

tooth

:
tooth fairy
n Fantasiefigur, die die Milchzähne der Kinder einsammelt und ihnen dafür eine Münze gibt
toothless
adjzahnlos; (fig: = powerless) bodyzahnlos, ohne Biss; law, agreementwirkungslos; a tooth tiger (fig)ein Papiertiger m
toothpaste
nZahnpasta or -creme f
toothpick
nZahnstocher m
tooth powder
nZahnpulver nt
toothsome

tooth

[tuːθ] n (teeth (pl)) (Anat, Tech) → dente m
to clean one's teeth → lavarsi i denti
to have a tooth out, (Am) to have a tooth pulled → farsi togliere un dente
to have a sweet tooth → essere ghiotto/a di dolci
long in the tooth (fam) (old) → vecchiotto/a
to be fed up to the (back) teeth with sb/sth (fam) → averne fin sopra i capelli di qn/qc
to get one's teeth into (fig) (work) → impegnarsi a fondo in (subject) → immergersi in
armed to the teeth → armato/a fino ai denti
to fight tooth and nail → combattere con le unghie e con i denti
it sets my teeth on edge → mi fa venire i brividi
by the skin of one's teeth → per il rotto della cuffia
in the teeth of great opposition → malgrado la forte opposizione

tooth

(tuːθ) nounplural teeth (tiːθ)
1. any of the hard, bone-like objects that grow in the mouth and are used for biting and chewing. He has had a tooth out at the dentist's.
2. something that looks or acts like a tooth. the teeth of a comb/saw.
teethe (tiːð) verb
(of a baby) to grow one's first teeth. He cries a lot because he's teething.
toothed adjective
having teeth. a toothed wheel.
ˈtoothless adjective
without teeth. a toothless old woman.
ˈtoothy adjective
showing a lot of teeth. a toothy grin.
ˈtoothache noun
a pain in a tooth. He has / is suffering from toothache.
ˈtoothbrush noun
a brush for cleaning the teeth.
ˈtoothpaste noun
a kind of paste used to clean the teeth. a tube of toothpaste.
ˈtoothpick noun
a small piece of wood, plastic etc for picking out food etc from between the teeth.
be/get etc long in the tooth
(of a person or animal) to be, become etc, old. I'm getting a bit long in the tooth to climb mountains.
a fine-tooth comb
a comb with the teeth set close together, for removing lice, dirt etc from hair etc.
a sweet tooth
a liking for sweet food. My friend has a sweet tooth.
tooth and nail
fiercely and with all one's strength. They fought tooth and nail.

tooth

سِنّ zub tand Zahn δόντι diente hammas dent zub, zubac dente 이 모양의 것, 치아 tand tann ząb dente зуб, зубец tand ซี่หวี เลื่อย หรือซิป, ฟัน diş răng , 齿

tooth

n. diente;
impacted ______ impactado;
unerupted______ no erucionado;
___ decay___ careado;
to fill a ___hacer un empaste;
to pull a ___extraer un ___.
.

tooth

n (pl teeth) diente m, muela; baby — diente de leche; back — (fam) muela; canine — canino, colmillo; deciduous — diente deciduo or primario, diente de leche (fam); false teeth dentadura postiza, dientes postizos; front — incisivo; milk — diente de leche; permanent — diente permanente or definitivo; primary — diente primario or deciduo, diente de leche (fam); set of teeth dentadura; temporary — diente primario or deciduo, diente de leche (fam); wisdom — tercer molar (form), muela de(l) juicio