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Fang

 (făng, fäng, fäN)
n. pl. Fang or Fangs
1. A member of a people inhabiting Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Cameroon.
2. The Bantu language of the Fang.

fang

 (făng)
n.
1. Any of the hollow or grooved teeth of a venomous snake with which it injects venom.
2. A long, sharp, pointed tooth, especially a canine tooth of a carnivorous animal, such as a dog or wolf, with which it seizes and tears its prey.
3. The root of a tooth or a pronglike division of such a root.
4. A fanglike structure, especially a chelicera of a venomous spider.

[Middle English, booty, spoils, something seized, from Old English; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]

fanged adj.

fang

(fæŋ)
n
1. (Zoology) the long pointed hollow or grooved tooth of a venomous snake through which venom is injected
2. (Zoology) any large pointed tooth, esp the canine or carnassial tooth of a carnivorous mammal
3. (Dentistry) the root of a tooth
4. (usually plural) informal Brit tooth: clean your fangs.
[Old English fang what is caught, prey; related to Old Norse fang a grip, German Fang booty]
fanged adj
ˈfangless adj
ˈfangˌlike adj

fang

(fæŋ)
vb (intr)
to drive at great speed
n
an act or instance of driving in such a way: we took the car for a fang.
[C20: from Juan Manuel Fangio]

Fang

(fæŋ; fɑːŋ)
npl Fangs or Fang
1. (Peoples) a member of a Negroid people of W Africa, living chiefly in the rain forests of Gabon and Rio Muni: noted for their use of iron and copper money and for their sculpture
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family

fang

(fæŋ)

n.
1. one of the long sharp hollow or grooved teeth of a venomous snake by which poison is injected.
2. a long sharp projecting tooth, esp. a canine tooth.
3. the root of a tooth or a pronglike segment of such a root.
4. one of the chelicerae of a spider.
5. a pointed tapering part of a thing.
6. the tang of a tool.
[1545–55; Middle English, Old English: act of catching]
fanged (fangd), adj.
fang′like`, adj.

Fang

(fæŋ, fɑŋ, fɑ̃)

also Fan



n., pl. Fangs, (esp. collectively) Fang.
a. a member of an African people living mainly in NW Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and adjacent parts of Cameroon and the Congo Republic.
b. the Bantu language of this people.

fang

(făng)
A long, pointed tooth in vertebrate animals or a similar structure in spiders, used to seize prey and sometimes to inject venom. The fangs of a poisonous snake, for example, have a hollow groove through which venom flows.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Fang - a Bantu language spoken in Cameroon
Bantoid language, Bantu - a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent
2.fang - an appendage of insects that is capable of injecting venom; usually evolved from the legs
toxicognath - either of a pair of poison fangs in the modified front pair of legs of the centipede
appendage, extremity, member - an external body part that projects from the body; "it is important to keep the extremities warm"
3.fang - canine tooth of a carnivorous animal; used to seize and tear its prey
canine, canine tooth, cuspid, eye tooth, eyetooth, dogtooth - one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
4.fang - hollow or grooved tooth of a venomous snake; used to inject its poison
tooth - hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense

fang

noun tooth, tusk the cobra's venomous fangs
Translations
ناب الأفْعىناب الحَيوان
jedovatý zubtesák
hugtand
méregfog
höggtönnvígtönn
geluonisiltis
ilknisindes zobs
jedovatý zubtesák
uzun sivri dişzehirli diş

fang

[fæŋ] Ncolmillo m

fang

[ˈfæŋ] n [dog, wolf] → croc m; [snake] → crochet mfan heater n (British)radiateur m soufflant

fang

n (of snake)Giftzahn m; (of wolf, dog)Fang m; (of vampire)Vampirzahn m; (hum, of person) → Hauer m (hum)

fang

[fæŋ] nzanna; (of snake) → dente m

fang

(fӕŋ) noun
1. a long pointed tooth especially of a fierce animal. The wolf bared its fangs.
2. the poison-tooth of a snake.

fang

n colmillo
References in classic literature ?
FANG THE POLICE MAGISTRATE; AND FURNISHES A SLIGHT SPECIMEN OF HIS MODE OF ADMINISTERING JUSTICE
Fang sat behind a bar, at the upper end; and on one side the door was a sort of wooden pen in which poor little Oliver was already deposited; trembling very much at the awfulness of the scene.
Fang was a lean, long-backed, stiff-necked, middle-sized man, with no great quantity of hair, and what he had, growing on the back and sides of his head.
This was her day--and it came not often--when manes bristled, and fang smote fang or ripped and tore the yielding flesh, all for the possession of her.
It was he who snarled warningly at the younger members of the pack or slashed at them with his fangs when they ambitiously tried to pass him.
He was beset on either side by the merciless fangs of his erstwhile comrades.
In all his experiences with Teeka, never before had she bared fangs at him other than in play; but today she did not look playful.
Here he again approached Teeka only to be again greeted with bared fangs and menacing growls.
Truly,'' said Wamba, without stirring from the spot, ``I have consulted my legs upon this matter, and they are altogether of opinion, that to carry my gay garments through these sloughs, would be an act of unfriendship to my sovereign person and royal wardrobe; wherefore, Gurth, I advise thee to call off Fangs, and leave the herd to their destiny, which, whether they meet with bands of travelling soldiers, or of outlaws, or of wandering pilgrims, can be little else than to be converted into Normans before morning, to thy no small ease and comfort.
Never mind whom,'' answered Gurth, who had now got his herd before him, and, with the aid of Fangs, was driving them down one of the long dim vistas which we have endeavoured to describe.
So much had his great strength and agility increased in the period following his maturity that he had come to believe that he might master the redoubtable Terkoz in a hand to hand fight were it not for the terrible advantage the anthropoid's huge fighting fangs gave him over the poorly armed Tarzan.
Tarzan's knife on the present occasion but barely offset the gleaming fangs of Terkoz, and what little advantage the ape had over the man in brute strength was almost balanced by the latter's wonderful quickness and agility.