fastened

Something that's fastened is securely attached or closed, like the fastened latch on your front door or the fastened buttons on your jacket.

The adjective fastened and related verb fasten come from the Old English fæstnian, "make fast or firm, fix, or secure." When you snap your raincoat, you fasten it — and you can then describe it as fastened. Anything that's closed or held in place this way is also fastened, whether it's a gate, a necklace, or a seat belt.

Definitions of fastened
  1. adjective
    firmly closed or secured
    “found the gate fastened
    “a fastened seatbelt”
    Synonyms:
    pegged-down
    fastened by pegs
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    Antonyms:
    unfastened
    not closed or secured
    unbarred, unbolted, unlatched, unlocked, unsecured
    not firmly fastened or secured
    undone
    not fastened or tied or secured
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  2. adjective
    furnished or closed with buttons or something buttonlike
    synonyms: buttoned
    botonee, botonnee
    (of a heraldic cross) having a cluster of three buttons or knobs at the end of each arm
    button-down
    of a shirt; having the ends of the collar fastened down by buttons
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    Antonyms:
    unbuttoned, unfastened
    not buttoned
    open-collared
    of a shirt; not buttoned at the neck
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  3. adjective
    fastened with strings or cords
    synonyms: tied
    knotted
    tied with a knot
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    Antonyms:
    unfastened, untied
    not tied
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