This woman has nice teeth.
- Teeth are the hard, small, white enamel-covered structures set into a jaw.
An example of teeth are the white structures used to bite into something.
armed (or dressed) to the teeth
get one's teeth intoor sink one's teeth into
in the teeth of
- directly against; in the face of
- in opposition to; defying
set one's teeth
show one's teeth
throw something in someone's teeth
- to reproach someone for something
- to hurl (a challenge, taunt, etc.) at someone
Old English tÄ“Ã¾, nominative plural of tÅÃ¾.
Variant of tooth
- any of a set of hard, bonelike structures set in the jaws of most vertebrates and used for biting, tearing, and chewing: a tooth consists typically of a sensitive, vascular pulp surrounded by dentin and coated on the crown with enamel and on the root with cementum: normally 32 are in the permanent set and 20 in the deciduous set of a human
- any of various analogous processes in invertebrates
- denture (sense )
- something resembling a tooth; toothlike part, as on a saw, fork, rake, gearwheel, etc.; tine, prong, cog, etc.
- appetite or taste for something specified: now only in sweet tooth
- something that bites, pierces, or gnaws like a tooth: the teeth of the storm
- a rough surface, as on paper, metal, etc.
- a sound or effective means of enforcing something: to put teeth into a law
- Bot. any small, pointed lobe, as of a leaf or of the fringe surrounding the opening of a capsule in mosses
Origin of toothMiddle English ; from Old English toth (; from an unverified form tanth), akin to German zahn ; from Indo-European an unverified form edont- (; from base an unverified form ed-, to eat) from source Classical Latin dens (gen. dentis), Classical Greek odous (gen. odontos)
- to provide with teeth
- to make jagged; indent
long in the tooth
tooth and nail