Origin of fastening
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of fasten
Examples from the Web for fastening
He starts by tying a cable onto the rear axle of the car, fastening the other end to a post.
They then both set to work trying to discover some way of fastening it by which it would not slip down the rope.Saint George for England|G. A. Henty
Esther's mother had made herself ready for her walk by fastening a bright red shawl over her head.Our Little Jewish Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
Moredock obeyed, screening his lanthorn, and then climbing on to the oak chest and drawing in and fastening the hasp.The Man with a Shadow|George Manville Fenn
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.