fastened fastened  /ˈfæ sənd/


  1. (adj) firmly closed or secured
  2. (adj) furnished or closed with buttons or something buttonlike
  3. (adj) fastened with strings or cords



  1. His wings, more like a bat's than a bird's, were fastened to the arms and sides of his suit.
  2. Spain may have been a center of Catholic piety, its eyes always fastened on heaven, but its paintings were full of vital, supple people made of real flesh and blood.
  3. Once you've snapped the basic components together and run the antenna outside or fastened it to the roof of the car, you call customer service or go online to activate your account.


  1. London ‘levitating’ magician’s secret revealed

    Sad news, levitation fans: Dynamo, the magician who caused a stir in London earlier this week by appearing to levitate alongside a double-decker bus, was not, in fact, levitating. It was an illusion. According to a crowdsourced investigation conducted on Australia's Facebook page, Dynamo's "arm" was actually a steel prosthetic that was fastened to [...]
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Sideshow via Yahoo! News

  2. A standing ovation for safe sitters-in-the-making?

    Slipping on a pair of rubber gloves, 13-year-old Julia Snyder of Sugarloaf Township removed the old diaper, carefully folded it and then fastened a new one on the tiny, fresh-faced mannequin.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Times Leader


  1. "He fastened his seat belt as he was supposed to," Obama said.
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: The Associated Press

  2. "I'm warning our subscribers to keep their seat belt fastened," Burns says. "With continued pricing pressure and eroding profitability, companies will be tempted to hit the brakes and delay their expansion plans."
    on May 29, 2007 By: George Burns Source: Mercury News CES Blog (blog)

  3. "There clearly were four-by-fours and other building materials that hadn't been fastened," Malloy said. "They are supposed to be fastening any building materials that could become airborne. That is the obligation of the builder."
    on Aug 2, 2008 By: Dannel Malloy Source: Norwalk Advocate

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