- 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
How to use tooth in a sentence
"Like when our doctor cutted poor Baby's tooths to make them come through," said Peggy, eagerly.Little Miss Peggy|Mrs. Molesworth
He saw no bears, lions or saber-tooths among those streaming hordes.In the Morning of Time|Charles G. D. Roberts
And I told her as how I thought it would have two tooths soon, and she said that would be interest.The Story of Opal|Opal Whiteley
We had the remains of the dessert, the pick-tooths, and another bottle of the Catalan wine to ourselves.Claret and Olives, from the Garonne to the Rhone|Angus B. Reach
And this is the case, according to Mr. Tooths observation, with all that he has seen or heard of, viz.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
British Dictionary definitions for tooth
Derived forms of toothtoothless, adjectivetoothlike, adjective
Word Origin for tooth
Medical definitions 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.