[fas-uh n, fah-suh n] /ˈfæs ən, ˈfɑ sən/
verb (used with object)
to attach firmly or securely in place; fix securely to something else.
to make secure, as an article of dress with buttons, clasps, etc., or a door with a lock, bolt, etc.
to enclose securely, as a person or an animal (usually followed by in):
to fasten a monkey in a cage.
to attach, associate, or connect:
to fasten a nickname on someone.
to direct (the eyes, thoughts, etc.) intently:
to fasten one’s eyes on a speaker.
verb (used without object)
to become fast, fixed, or firm.
to close firmly or securely; lock:
This clasp won’t fasten.
to take a firm hold; seize (usually followed by on or upon):
to fasten on an idea.
to focus attention; concentrate (usually followed by on or upon):
His gaze fastened on the jewels.
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
(transitive; foll by in or up) to enclose or imprison
(transitive) usually foll by on. to cause (blame, a nickname, etc) to be attached (to); place (on) or impute (to)
usually foll by on or upon. to direct or be directed in a concentrated way; fix: he fastened his gaze on the girl
(intransitive) usually foll by on. take firm hold (of)
Old English fæstnian “make fast, firm,” also “ratify, betroth,” from Proto-Germanic *fastinojanan (cf. Old Frisian festnia “to make firm, bind fast,” Old Saxon fastnon, Old High German fastnion, Old Norse fastna “to pledge, betroth”), from *fastuz (see fast (adj.)). Related: Fastened; fastener; fastening.
[fas-uh-ner, fah-suh-] /ˈfæs ə nər, ˈfɑ sə-/ noun 1. any of various devices for . 2. any of various devices, as a snap or hook and eye, for holding together two objects or parts sometimes required to be separate, as two edges or flaps of a piece of clothing. 3. a worker who things together.
[fas-uh-ning, fah-suh-] /ˈfæs ə nɪŋ, ˈfɑ sə-/ noun 1. something that , as a lock or clasp. [fas-uh n, fah-suh n] /ˈfæs ən, ˈfɑ sən/ verb (used with object) 1. to attach firmly or securely in place; fix securely to something else. 2. to make secure, as an article of dress with buttons, clasps, etc., […]
[fast, fahst] /fæst, fɑst/ adjective, faster, fastest. 1. moving or able to move, operate, function, or take effect quickly; quick; swift; rapid: a fast horse; a fast pain reliever; a fast thinker. 2. done in comparatively little time; taking a comparatively short time: a fast race; fast work. 3. 4. adapted to, allowing, productive of, […]
- Faster lex
language (FLEX) A reimplementation of the Lex scanner generator, by Vern Paxson . Flex++ produces C++ and aflex produces Ada. FTP flex-2.3.8.tar.Z from a GNU archive site or (ftp://ftp.ee.lbl.gov/pub/flex-2.4.3.tar.Z). [“The FLEX Scanner Generator”, Vern Paxson , Systems Engineering, LBL, CA]. [Home? Current version?] (2003-12-16)