fist Definition

a hand with the fingers curled inwards, typically in order to strike someone or to hold something tightly.

Using fist: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fist" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He punched the wall with his fist.

  • Example

    She held her money tightly in her fist.

  • Example

    He raised his fist in triumph.

  • Example

    She pounded the table with her fist.

fist Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for fist

  • clenched hand
  • closed hand
  • bunched fist

Phrases with fist

  • a gesture of greeting or solidarity in which two people bump their fists together


    They greeted each other with a fist bump instead of a handshake.

  • a fight in which people hit each other with their fists


    The two men got into a fistfight over a parking space.

  • an amount of something that can be held in one's fist


    He grabbed a fistful of candy from the bowl.


Summary: fist in Brief

A 'fist' [fɪst] is a hand with the fingers curled inward, often used for striking or holding things tightly. It can be used in phrases like 'fist bump,' a gesture of greeting, and 'fistfight,' a physical altercation. 'Fistful' refers to an amount of something that can be held in one's fist.

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