tooth definition, meaning - what is tooth in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “tooth”

See all translations

tooth

noun uk   us   /tuːθ/ (plural teeth )

tooth noun (MOUTH)

A1 [C] one of the hard, white objects in the mouth that are used for biting and chewing (= crushing food): a broken/missing tooth front/back teeth false teeth Brush/Clean your teeth thoroughly morning and night. I had to have a tooth out (US pulled) (= removed).
See also
More examples

tooth noun (POINT)

[C usually plural] any of the row of points that stick out from the edge of a tool or piece of equipment, such as a comb, saw, or zip

tooth noun (POWER)

teeth [plural] effective force or power: This committee can make recommendations but it has no real teeth.
Translations of “tooth”
in Arabic سِنّ…
in Korean 치아, 이…
in Malaysian gigi…
in French dent…
in Turkish diş, tarak/testere vb. dişi…
in Italian dente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嘴巴, 牙,牙齒…
in Russian зуб, зубец…
in Polish ząb…
in Vietnamese răng, răng (lược)…
in Spanish diente…
in Portuguese dente…
in Thai ฟัน, สิ่งที่คล้ายฟัน…
in German der Zahn…
in Catalan dent…
in Japanese 歯…
in Indonesian gigi, menumbuhkan gigi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 嘴巴, 牙,牙齿…
(Definition of tooth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of tooth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “tooth” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

May I sit here? Asking for and giving permission.

by Liz Walter,
June 03, 2015
We often find ourselves in situations where we need to ask for permission or to reply to people who ask us for permission. Here are some words and phrases to help you do this in a natural way. The simplest way to ask for permission is with the modal verb can: Can

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More