An example of a tooth is the tool in the mouth used to bite and chew.
An example of a tooth is one of the long, fine ends of a comb.
The teeth of the storm.
To put teeth into a law.
- To be actively involved in; get a firm grasp of.
- To express a readiness to fight; threaten defiantly.
- Lacking nothing; completely:.Armed to the teeth; dressed to the teeth.
- Elderly; old.
- With all one's strength or resources.
Origin of tooth
- Middle English from Old English tōth dent- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English tooth, from Old English tÅÃ¾ (“tooth"), from Proto-Germanic *tanÃ¾s (“tooth"), from Proto-Indo-European *hâ‚ƒdÃ³nts (“tooth"). Cognate with Scots tuth, tuith (“tooth"), North Frisian toth, tos (“tooth"), Dutch tand (“tooth"), German Zahn (“tooth"), Danish and Swedish tand (“tooth"), Icelandic tÃ¶nn (“tooth"), Welsh dant (“tooth"), Latin dÄ“ns (“tooth"), Lithuanian dantÃ¬s (“tooth"), Ancient Greek á½€Î´Î¿ÏÏ‚ (odous, odá¹“n, “tooth"), Armenian Õ¡Õ¿Õ¡Õ´ (atam), Persian Ø¯Ù†Ø¯Ø§Ù† (dandÃ¢n), Sanskrit à¤¦à¤¤à¥ (dÃ¡t, “tooth"). Related to tusk.