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fist

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noun \ˈfist\

Definition of fist

  1. 1 :  the hand clenched with the fingers doubled into the palm and the thumb doubled inward across the fingers

  2. 2 :  the hand closed as in grasping :  clutch

  3. 3 :  index 5

Examples of fist in a sentence

  1. He pounded his fist on the table in anger.

  2. She pounded on the door with both fists.

  3. He defiantly shook his fist at the policeman.

Origin and Etymology of fist

Middle English, from Old English fȳst; akin to Old High German fūst fist, Polish pięść, and probably to Old English fīf five


First Known Use: before 12th century


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fist

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Definition of fist

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to grip with the fist :  handle

  3. 2 :  to clench into a fist

1607

First Known Use of fist

1607



FIST Defined for English Language Learners

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fist

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noun \ˈfist\

Definition of fist for English Language Learners

  • : the hand with its fingers bent down into the palm


FIST Defined for Kids

fist

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noun \ˈfist\

Definition of fist for Students

  1. :  the hand with the fingers bent tight into the palm


Medical Dictionary

fist

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noun \ˈfist\

Medical Definition of fist

  1. :  the hand clenched with the fingers doubled into the palm and the thumb doubled inward across the fingers


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