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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
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