Meaning of 'tooth' (Webster Dictionary)
- 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
- Fig.: Taste; palate.
- 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.
- A projecting member resembling a tenon, but fitting into a
mortise that is only sunk, not pierced through.
- One of several steps, or offsets, in a tusk. See Tusk.
- An angular or prominence on any edge; as, a tooth on the
scale of a fish, or on a leaf of a plant
- one of the appendages at the mouth of the capsule of a moss.
- 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. - To furnish with teeth.
- To indent; to jag; as, to tooth a saw.
- To lock into each other. See Tooth, n., 4.