from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The hand closed tightly with the fingers bent against the palm.
- n. Informal A grasp; a clutch: had a fortune in their fists and let it go.
- n. Printing See index.
- transitive v. To clench into a fist.
- transitive v. To grasp with the fist.
- transitive v. Vulgar To insert the fist into the rectum or vagina of (another) as a means of sexual stimulation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To break wind.
- n. The act of breaking wind; fise.
- n. A puffball.
- n. hand with the fingers clenched or curled inward
- n. the pointing hand symbol ☞
- n. the characteristic signaling rhythm of an individual telegraph or CW operator when sending Morse code
- n. a person's characteristic handwriting
- n. A group of men
- v. To strike with the fist.
- v. To close (the hand) into a fist.
- v. To grip with a fist.
- v. To fist-fuck.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The hand with the fingers doubled into the palm; the closed hand, especially as clinched tightly for the purpose of striking a blow.
- n. The talons of a bird of prey.
- n. the index mark [☞], used to direct special attention to the passage which follows.
- transitive v. To strike with the fist.
- transitive v. To gripe with the fist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To strike with the fist.
- To grip with the fist.
- To break wind.
- n. The hand clenched; the hand with the fingers doubled into the palm.
- n. Used to translate German faust, hand-breadth, equal in Austria to 10.54 centimeters, or about 4 inches.
- n. The act of breaking wind: same as fise.
- n. A puffball.
- n. In printing, the index sign , included by type-founders among the marks of reference.
- n. Same as fise and fise-dog.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hand with the fingers clenched in the palm (as for hitting)
This is a column I originally wrote for the St. Petersburg Times a few days ago, about what I called the fist pound explained 'round the world.
It was like sparring for an opening in fist-fighting.
June 1, 2009 at 7: 40 pm iron fist is one of best marvel has if it gets canned im going to pissed ectocooler
The clenched fist is an amazingly versatile social tool.
The fist is still there, but it wears that infamous velvet glove.
Olympic shooters fling arrows -- shot from recurve bows with no sights -- at targets 100 meters away and group them in fist-size wads.
Perhaps the fist is not a fist, but a waving hand; perhaps the voice is not a cry, but a call.
"But doctor look, I can barely make a fist, is it arthritis?"
And the line "I punched myself in the face with my fist" is an apt metaphor for Mrs. Gregoire's self-destructive flip-flops and indecision on the Viaduct.
(Note, however, that fist is shaking, furiously, at Hypnos and his dratted family …)