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Definition of Tooth


  1. 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.
  2. Fig.: Taste; palate.
  3. 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.
  4. A projecting member resembling a tenon, but fitting into a mortise that is only sunk, not pierced through.
  5. One of several steps, or offsets, in a tusk. See Tusk.
  6. An angular or prominence on any edge; as, a tooth on the scale of a fish, or on a leaf of a plant
  7. one of the appendages at the mouth of the capsule of a moss. See Peristome.
  8. 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.
  9. To furnish with teeth.
  10. To indent; to jag; as, to tooth a saw.
  11. To lock into each other. See Tooth, n., 4.

Tooth Quotations

How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!
William Shakespeare

Convincing people to give your way a try will work if you neutralize - and sometimes you have to cauterize - the ones who really are against change. They're the kind of person who, if you tell them it's raining outside, they'll fight you tooth and nail.
Geoffrey Canada

I have a constant sweet tooth, so I like anything from the bakery, like cupcakes, cookies.
Carmen Electra

Rather than say he's an atheist, a friend of mine says, 'I'm a tooth fairy agnostic,' meaning he can't disprove God but thinks God is about as likely as the tooth fairy.
Richard Dawkins

My secret indulgent food is dessert. I have an incredible sweet tooth - chocolate pudding with vanilla ice-cream or trifle and pavlova. I do love dessert.
Deborra-Lee Furness
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Tooth Translations

tooth in Danish is tand
tooth in Dutch is tand
tooth in Finnish is hammas
tooth in French is dent, dentaire
tooth in German is Zahn, verzahne, Zahn
tooth in Italian is dente
tooth in Latin is dens
tooth in Norwegian is tann, tann
tooth in Portuguese is dente
tooth in Spanish is diente, dental
tooth in Swedish is tand
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