(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. fang, tusk, canine, incisor, molar, cuspid, bicuspid, eyetooth, grinder (inf.), chopper (inf.); tine, cog; taste, relish; fondness. See sharpness, convexity.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A dental process]
Syn. fang, tusk, saber-tooth, tush, ivory, snag, artificial tooth, false tooth, edontate process, calcerous process, bony appendage.
Types of human teeth include: incisor, canine, cuspid, eyetooth*, bicuspid, premolar, first bicuspid, second bicuspid, molar*, grinder*, first molar, second molar, third molar, wisdom tooth; deciduous teeth, baby teeth*, permanent teeth.
2. [A toothlike or tooth-shaped object]
Syn. point, stub, projection; see gear , peg , root .
get or [m1]sink one's teeth into*,
Syn. become occupied with, involve oneself in, be busy at; see act 1 .
in the teeth of,
Syn. in the face of, in conflict with, defying; see opposing 1 .
long in the tooth*,
Syn. elderly, aged, ancient; see old 1 .
show one's teeth*,
Syn. show hostility, oppose, be angry; see threaten 1 , 2 .
throw in someone's teeth*,
Syn. reprimand, reproach, castigate; see attack 2 , censure .
Syn.- tooth is the general, inclusive word for the hard, bonelike structures in the jaws of most vertebrates used for biting and chewing; tusk refers to a long, pointed, enlarged tooth projecting outside the mouth in certain animals, as the elephant, wild boar, and walrus, and used for digging or as a weapon; fang refers either to one of the long, sharp teeth with which meat-eating animals tear their prey or to the long, hollow tooth through which poisonous snakes inject their venom
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. mouth grinder or cutter molar, incisor, fang, bicuspid, tusk, *chopper. see teeth
2. tine or cog prong, projection, sprocket, snag, spur.

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  • Tooth — (t[=oo]th), n.; pl. {Teeth} (t[=e]th). [OE. toth,tooth, AS. t[=o][eth]; akin to OFries. t[=o]th, OS. & D. tand, OHG. zang, zan, G. zahn, Icel. t[ o]nn, Sw. & Dan. tand, Goth. tumpus, Lith. dantis, W. dant, L. dens, dentis, Gr. odoy s, odo ntos,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tooth — tooth; tooth·er; tooth·ful; tooth·i·ly; tooth·ing; tooth·less; tooth·let; tooth·pick·er; tooth·some; tooth·some·ly; tooth·some·ness; un·tooth; tooth·less·ly; tooth·less·ness; …   English syllables

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  • tooth — (n.) O.E. toð (plural teð), from P.Gmc. *tanth, *tunth (Cf. O.S., Dan., Swed., Du. tand, O.N. tönn, O.Fris. toth, O.H.G. zand, Ger. Zahn, Goth. tunþus), from PIE *dont /*dent tooth (Cf. Skt. danta, Gk. odontos …   Etymology dictionary

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