Definitions of tooth

  1. To furnish with teeth.
  2. To indent; to jag; as, to tooth a saw.
  3. To lock into each other. See Tooth, n., 4.
  4. To indent or form into jagged points.
  5. To furnish with teeth: to cut into teeth.
  6. hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
  7. a means of enforcement; " the treaty had no teeth in it"
  8. toothlike structure in invertebrates found in the mouth or alimentary canal or on a shell
  9. something resembling the tooth of an animal
  10. one of a number of uniform projections on a gear
  11. One of the hard, bony appendages which are borne on the jaws, or on other bones in the walls of the mouth or pharynx of most vertebrates, and which usually aid in the prehension and mastication of food.
  12. Fig.: Taste; palate.
  13. Any projection corresponding to the tooth of an animal, in shape, position, or office; as, the teeth, or cogs, of a cogwheel; a tooth, prong, or tine, of a fork; a tooth, or the teeth, of a rake, a saw, a file, a card.
  14. A projecting member resembling a tenon, but fitting into a mortise that is only sunk, not pierced through.
  15. One of several steps, or offsets, in a tusk. See Tusk.
  16. An angular or prominence on any edge; as, a tooth on the scale of a fish, or on a leaf of a plant
  17. one of the appendages at the mouth of the capsule of a moss. See Peristome.
  18. Any hard calcareous or chitinous organ found in the mouth of various invertebrates and used in feeding or procuring food; as, the teeth of a mollusk or a starfish.
  19. One of the hard, bony projections growing in the jaws and used for biting and chewing; any projection resembling such a bone; as, a gear- tooth; a taste or fondness for a certain kind of food; as, she has a sweet tooth.
  20. One of the small bones in the jaws, used in biting and chewing: the taste or palate: anything toothlike: a prong: one of the projections on a saw or wheel:- pl. TEETH.
  21. One of the small bony projections from the jaws used in chewing; a prong; projection on a saw, wheel, & c.
  22. One of the hard, dense structures of the mouth, used for chewing food.
  23. Something resembling the tooth of an animal in form or use, as a projecting point, pin, or cog.
  24. See teeth.
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