Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tooth

5 senses of tooth

Sense 1
tooth -- (hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense)
       => bone, os -- (rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates)

Sense 2
tooth -- (something resembling the tooth of an animal)
       => projection -- (any structure that branches out from a central support)

Sense 3
tooth -- (toothlike structure in invertebrates found in the mouth or alimentary canal or on a shell)
       => structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure -- (a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure")

Sense 4
tooth -- (a means of enforcement; "the treaty had no teeth in it")
       => means, agency, way -- (how a result is obtained or an end is achieved; "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success")

Sense 5
tooth -- (one of a number of uniform projections on a gear)
       => projection -- (any structure that branches out from a central support)

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