verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of fasten
Examples from the Web for fastened
She had on a blue boy-coat, and to the right lapel was fastened a three-inch red cloth 9, Howe's number.
The cane, K K, is fastened by thread as in the diagram; the thread can pass through a hole in the cork.Toy-Making in School and Home|Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
The last mail had come in and the published orders were fastened on the bulletin board.Betty at Fort Blizzard|Molly Elliot Seawell
But now they noticed that over the mail-clerk's desk there had been fastened a small envelope.The Black Star Passes|John W Campbell
Word Origin for fasten
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.