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Power is a tool, influence is a skill; one is a fist, the other a fingertip.
Nancy Gibbs

Meaning of "fist" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FIST

Old English fӯst; related to Old Frisian fest, Old Saxon, Old High German fūst.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FIST

fist  [fɪst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FIST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fist is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb fist in English.

WHAT DOES FIST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Fist

Fist may refer to: ▪ Fist, a hand that has the fingers curled into the palm and the thumb retracted, displaying the knuckles ▪ Fist, the symbol ☞, a punctuation mark ▪ FIST, a fighting game ▪ An operator's style keying the telegraph key ▪ Reverend Jeff "Fist" Fistwick, a recurring character in the TV series Ideal...

Definition of fist in the English dictionary

The first definition of fist in the dictionary is a hand with the fingers clenched into the palm, as for hitting. Other definition of fist is Also called: fistful. the quantity that can be held in a fist or hand. Fist is also to hit with the fist.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FIST

PRESENT

Present
I fist
you fist
he/she/it fists
we fist
you fist
they fist
Present continuous
I am fisting
you are fisting
he/she/it is fisting
we are fisting
you are fisting
they are fisting
Present perfect
I have fisted
you have fisted
he/she/it has fisted
we have fisted
you have fisted
they have fisted
Present perfect continuous
I have been fisting
you have been fisting
he/she/it has been fisting
we have been fisting
you have been fisting
they have been fisting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I fisted
you fisted
he/she/it fisted
we fisted
you fisted
they fisted
Past continuous
I was fisting
you were fisting
he/she/it was fisting
we were fisting
you were fisting
they were fisting
Past perfect
I had fisted
you had fisted
he/she/it had fisted
we had fisted
you had fisted
they had fisted
Past perfect continuous
I had been fisting
you had been fisting
he/she/it had been fisting
we had been fisting
you had been fisting
they had been fisting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will fist
you will fist
he/she/it will fist
we will fist
you will fist
they will fist
Future continuous
I will be fisting
you will be fisting
he/she/it will be fisting
we will be fisting
you will be fisting
they will be fisting
Future perfect
I will have fisted
you will have fisted
he/she/it will have fisted
we will have fisted
you will have fisted
they will have fisted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been fisting
you will have been fisting
he/she/it will have been fisting
we will have been fisting
you will have been fisting
they will have been fisting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would fist
you would fist
he/she/it would fist
we would fist
you would fist
they would fist
Conditional continuous
I would be fisting
you would be fisting
he/she/it would be fisting
we would be fisting
you would be fisting
they would be fisting
Conditional perfect
I would have fist
you would have fist
he/she/it would have fist
we would have fist
you would have fist
they would have fist
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been fisting
you would have been fisting
he/she/it would have been fisting
we would have been fisting
you would have been fisting
they would have been fisting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you fist
we let´s fist
you fist
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to fist
Past participle
fisted
Present Participle
fisting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FIST


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ˈeɪˌlɪst
alchemist
ˈælkəmɪst
artist
ˈɑːtɪst
assist
əˈsɪst
based
beɪst
exist
ɪɡˈzɪst
forest
ˈfɒrɪst
greatest
ˈɡreɪtɪst
honest
ˈɒnɪst
interest
ˈɪntrɪst
latest
ˈleɪtɪst
list
lɪst
paste
peɪst
playlist
ˈpleɪˌlɪst
specialist
ˈspɛʃəlɪst
taste
teɪst
tourist
ˈtʊərɪst
waist
weɪst
waste
weɪst
watchlist
ˈwɒtʃˌlɪst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FIST

fissure eruption
fissure of Rolando
fissure of Sylvius
fissured
fist bump
fistfight
fistful
fistiana
fistic
fistical
fisticuff
fisticuffs
fistmele
fistnote
fistula
fistulae
fistular
fistulate
fistulous
fisty

WORDS THAT END LIKE FIST

A list
an iron fist
Baptist
bist
checklist
Christ
consist
dentist
exorcist
hist
hobbyist
hoist
journalist
mailing list
Marxist
mist
racist
scientist
wish list
wrist

Synonyms and antonyms of fist in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «fist» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FIST

Find out the translation of fist to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fist from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fist» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

拳头
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

puño
570 millions of speakers

English

fist
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मुट्ठी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قَبْضَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кулак
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

punho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মুষ্টি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

poing
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penumbuk
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Faust
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

握りこぶし
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

주먹
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tinju
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nắm đấm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஃபிஸ்ட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मुठ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yumruk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pugno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pięść
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кулак
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pumn
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γροθιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vuis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

näve
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

knyttneve
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fist

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FIST»

The term «fist» is very widely used and occupies the 10.429 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FIST» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «fist» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «fist» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fist

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10 QUOTES WITH «FIST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fist.
1
Dan T. Cathy
As it relates to society in general, I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.'
2
David Allan Coe
One thing is certain, You can't shake hands with a fist.
3
Jim Cummings
I started out doing multiple characters from day one, when I got my fist job in 'Dumbo's Circus.' I'm used to getting in an argument with myself, throwing myself off a cliff, patching myself up and brushing myself off with an arm around my shoulder.
4
George Eads
I've seen a dead body, I've seen some pretty gruesome fist fights, I've been a hunter since I was a child, though I don't anymore, I've gutted wild game.
5
David James Elliott
Usually in fist fights you get punched in the face.
6
Thomas Friedman
The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist.
7
Indira Gandhi
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
8
Nancy Gibbs
Power is a tool, influence is a skill; one is a fist, the other a fingertip.
9
Heinz Guderian
You hit somebody with your fist and not with your fingers spread.
10
Kiesza
It's hard to dance to really fast music. All you can do is pump your fist to it, and after a while, you're going to have a seizure.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FIST»

Discover the use of fist in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fist and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Heart and the Fist: The education of a humanitarian, the ...
THE HEART AND THE FIST shares one man’s story of extraordinary leadership and service as both a humanitarian and a warrior.
Eric Greitens, 2011
2
The Fist of God
A terrible weapon has come into the hands of Saddam Hussein, presenting a dangerous challenge to General Schwarzkopf and his colleagues, and a heroic young spy in Baghdad holds the only hope for discovering its hiding place. Reprint.
Frederick Forsyth, 1995
3
Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence
A new edition, including the story of the founding of the Harlem Children’s Zone Long before the avalanche of praise for his work—from Oprah Winfrey, from President Bill Clinton, from President Barack Obama—long before he became known ...
Geoffrey Canada, 2010
4
Mind Fist: The Asian Art of the Ninja Masters
MIND FIST is the only comprehensive guide to unlocking this ancient skill of self-defence.
Haha Lung, 2008
5
Britannia's Fist: From Civil War to World War—An Alternate ...
England's support of the Confederacy triggers war with the Union-and World War I
Peter G. Tsouras, 2008
6
Iron fist: the lives of Carl Kiekhaefer
The long-awaited story of the marine industry's most celebrated personality, Carl Kiekhaefer, the industrial Caesar of the Mercury marine industry empire.
Jeffrey L. Rodengen, 1991
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Ba Zi Jie Xi = A Talk on Rake Fist
For people that is new to the style. This book will be a good introduction book to start. For people that are learning or practicing the style for some time, this book is a good source for review and note taking.
Peter Jaw, 2006
8
White Coat, Clenched Fist: The Political Education of an ...
This landmark book charts the state of medical school and practices in the 1960s and 70s. This new edition is updated with a preface in which Dr. Mullan reflects on the changes in the medical field over the last thirty-plus years.
Fitzhugh Mullan, 2006
9
The Xingyi Quan of the Chinese Army: Huang Bo Nien's Xingyi ...
"Presents an in-depth explanation of the original text of an important martial arts manual, including a look at the actual combat applications of xingyi as taught to the Chinese army"--Provided by publisher.
Dennis Rovere, 2008
10
Fist Pump: An In-Your-Face Guide to Going Guido
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s Tradition and the Black Atlantic is both a vibrant romp down the rabbit hole of cultural studies and an examination of the discipline's roots and role in contemporary thought.
Guido DiErio, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FIST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fist is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Fisticuffs! Managers fist fight during Alaska League baseball game
Anchorage Bucs manager Mike Grahovac and Peninsula Oilers skipper Kevin Griffin got into a fist fight in the 14th inning. And Griffin connected ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
2
Ice Cube & Charlie Day Comedy 'Fist Fight' Has Richie Keen In …
EXCLUSIVE: Richie Keen is in talks to direct Ice Cube and Charlie Day in New Line's Fist Fight, a comedy from scribes Van Robichaux and ... «Deadline, Jul 15»
3
The Real Story Behind Detroit's Giant Joe Louis Fist
First things first. Despite what some may think, the one thing the Joe Louis fist is NOT about is the city vs. suburb divide. Let's take a page from ... «Daily Detroit, Jul 15»
4
Alison Brie Crushes Will Arnett in Her Tiny Fist in Lip Sync Battle
Lip Sync Battle returns from its hiatus, which means we're back with our post-match analysis, where we overanalyze the merits and demerits of ... «Vulture, Jul 15»
5
China cracks down on stock market crash with an iron fist, Shanghai …
NEW DELHI: China's mainland benchmark index Shanghai Composite settled 5.76 per cent higher on Thursday, recouping most of the losses it ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
6
Man accused of hitting woman with fist, cereal bowl
The victim said Mark Johnaton Howell had struck her face and head multiple times with a fist and an open hand. She said he also hit her in the ... «The Northwest Florida Daily News, Jul 15»
7
Why I Am Buying Natuzzi Hand Over Fist (NTZ)
Disclosure: I am/we are long NTZ. (More...)I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it ... «Seeking Alpha, Jul 15»
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Atsushi Sakurai (BUCK-TICK) to work solo for the fist time in a decade!
Atsushi Sakurai (BUCK-TICK) to work solo for the fist time in a decade! 2015-07-10. release / live / THE MORTAL / BUCK-TICK ... «MusicJapanplus, Jul 15»
9
Budget 2015: Watch Iain Duncan Smith perform the double fist pump …
The fist pump is more revealing the more detail is taken into account and it certainly did not go down very well on Twitter: ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
10
China Communist Party's 'Iron Fist' Halts Stock Crash
Despite authorities suspending trading in over 50 percent of domestic stocks, banning large holders from selling, funding state-owned financial ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Fist [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/fist>. Nov 2019 ».
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