- any of the uniform projections on a gear or rack by which it drives, or is driven by, a gear, rack, or worm.
- any of the uniform projections on a sprocket by which it drives or is driven by a chain.
- any small, toothlike marginal lobe.
- one of the toothlike divisions of the peristome of mosses.
Idioms about tooth
- so as to face or confront; straight into or against: in the teeth of the wind.
- in defiance of; in opposition to: She maintained her stand in the teeth of public opinion.
- to induce an unpleasant sensation.
- to repel; irritate: The noise of the machines sets my teeth on edge.
Origin of tooth
OTHER WORDS FROM toothtoothlike, adjective
Words nearby tooth
How to use tooth in a sentence
After graduating from Kalamazoo College, he cut his teeth at Second City in Chicago and eventually moved to Los Angeles.
Think about how much easier it is to pull an apple from a tree using hands rather than with your teeth.
Shark teeth cut into flesh on jaws that extend outwards towards prey independently of the skull.This ancient sea reptile had a slicing bite like no other|Jake Buehler|February 2, 2021|Science News
If soft tissue or teeth from bobbit worms were found preserved inside a burrow, that would confirm that these animals were living in the area 20 million years ago.Giant worms may have burrowed into the ancient seafloor to ambush prey|Helen Thompson|January 22, 2021|Science News
Crooked teeth, cut-open faces and bloodied attire is no match for you and your camera skills.Are you a ‘Phasmophobia’ pro? Here are some alternate rules to keep the scares fresh.|Elise Favis|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
Before anti-vaxxers, there were anti-fluoriders: a group who spread fear about the anti-tooth decay agent added to drinking water.
As a means of preventing tooth decay in those cities that do fluoridate, the practice certainly looks like a success.
For all of the bellyaching, tooth gnashing, and public wailing, Democrats have no one to blame but themselves.
This award is fought over tooth-and-nail each year by political consultants from sea to shining sea.The Strangest, Cheesiest, Most Brazenly False Political Ads of 2014|Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Spooky Tooth had reformed quite a while before I received the call and were touring quite often.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The exhaust-valve is exactly as when it was put in, worked by a rack-and-tooth segment.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
An Irish housemaid who was sent to call a gentleman to dinner, found him engaged in using a tooth-brush.
An immense number of pilgrims come here every year to pay their adoration to this divine tooth.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
If he has made the tooth of a poor man to fall out, he shall pay one-third of a mina of silver.
If a man has made the tooth of a man that is his equal to fall out, one shall make his tooth fall out.
British Dictionary definitions for tooth
Derived forms of toothtoothless, adjectivetoothlike, adjective
Word Origin for tooth
Scientific definitions for tooth
Cultural definitions for tooth
A hard structure, embedded in the jaws of the mouth, that functions in chewing. The tooth consists of a crown, covered with hard white enamel; a root, which anchors the tooth to the jawbone; and a “neck” between the crown and the root, covered by the gum. Most of the tooth is made up of dentin, which is located directly below the enamel. The soft interior of the tooth, the pulp, contains nerves and blood vessels. Humans have molars for grinding food, incisors for cutting, and canines and bicuspids for tearing.
Other Idioms and Phrases with tooth
In addition to the idiom beginning with tooth
- tooth fairy
- fight tooth and nail
- fine-tooth comb
- long in the tooth
- sweet tooth
Also see underteeth.