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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fas·ten v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fastened p. pr. & vb. n. Fastening ]
 1. To fix firmly; to make fast; to secure, as by a knot, lock, bolt, etc.; as, to fasten a chain to the feet; to fasten a door or window.
 2. To cause to hold together or to something else; to attach or unite firmly; to cause to cleave to something , or to cleave together, by any means; as, to fasten boards together with nails or cords; to fasten anything in our thoughts.
    The words Whig and Tory have been pressed to the service of many successions of parties, with very different ideas fastened to them.   --Swift.
 3. To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to lay on; as, to fasten a blow. [Obs.]
    If I can fasten but one cup upon him.   --Shak.
 To fasten a charge upon or To fasten a crime upon, to make his guilt certain, or so probable as to be generally believed.
 To fasten one's eyes upon, to look upon steadily without cessation. --Acts iii. 4.
 Syn: -- To fix; cement; stick; link; affix; annex.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: firmly closed or secured; "found the gate fastened"; "a
             fastened seatbelt" [ant: unfastened]
      2: intent and directed steadily; "had her gaze fastened on the
         stranger"; "a fixed expresson" [syn: fixed]
      3: furnished or closed with buttons or something buttonlike
         [syn: buttoned] [ant: unbuttoned]
      4: fastened with strings or cords; "a neatly tied bundle" [syn:
          tied] [ant: untied]