fastening vs holdfast what difference

what is difference between fastening and holdfast

English

Etymology

fasten +‎ -ing

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /fɑːsənɪŋ/

Verb

fastening

  1. present participle of fasten

Noun

fastening (plural fastenings)

  1. A hook or similar restraint used to fasten things together; fastener.


English

Etymology

hold +‎ fast

Noun

holdfast (plural holdfasts)

  1. Something to or by which an object can be securely fastened.
    • 1658, Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 198)
      And Ivy divided from the root, we have observed to live some years, by the cirrous parts commonly conceived but as tentacles and holdfasts unto it.
  2. (biology) A root-like structure that anchors aquatic sessile organisms, such as seaweed, other sessile algae, stalked crinoids, benthic cnidarians, and sponges, to the substrate.
    Hyponym: hapteron
  3. (archaic, medicine) Actinomycosis.

Translations

See also

  • holdfast on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • holdfast on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons

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