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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 ?
At such times, under an abated sun; afloat all day upon smooth, slow heaving swells; seated in his boat, light as a birch canoe; and so sociably mixing with the soft waves themselves, that like hearth-stone cats they purr against the gunwale; these are the times of dreamy quietude, when beholding the tranquil beauty and brilliancy of the ocean's skin, one forgets the tiger heart that pants beneath it; and would not willingly remember, that this velvet paw but conceals a remorseless fang.
On recognising him, the fang of the snake Jealousy was instantly broken; because at the same moment my love for Celine sank under an extinguisher.
Yet no fang pierced him, for as they leapt they smelt the smell of the skin upon him.
When Roderick Elliston regained entire sensibility, it was to find his misfortune the town talk--the more than nine days' wonder and horror--while, at his bosom, he felt the sickening motion of a thing alive, and the gnawing of that restless fang which seemed to gratify at once a physical appetite and a fiendish spite.
It came from the fang -- like teeth of the dwarf, who ground them and gnashed them as he foamed at the mouth, and glared, with an expression of maniacal rage, into the upturned countenances of the king and his seven companions.
His black moustache lifted and a white fang twinkled in a sneer.
Was it a fierce tiger of crime, which could only be taken fighting hard with flashing fang and claw, or would it prove to be some skulking jackal, dangerous only to the weak and unguarded?
The quick vision that his life was after all a failure, that he was a dishonored man, and must quail before the glance of those towards whom he had habitually assumed the attitude of a reprover--that God had disowned him before men and left him unscreened to the triumphant scorn of those who were glad to have their hatred justified--the sense of utter futility in that equivocation with his conscience in dealing with the life of his accomplice, an equivocation which now turned venomously upon him with the full-grown fang of a discovered lie:-- all this rushed through him like the agony of terror which fails to kill, and leaves the ears still open to the returning wave of execration.
For a long time I have carried a viper's fang in my bosom.
Before he had voiced his protest there formed in his mind the thought that he would like to save this wonderful white ape from the common enemy, the Gomangani, and so he screamed forth no challenge, wisely determined that more could be accomplished by secrecy and stealth than by force of muscle and fang.
In a way, this ability of theirs to destroy across space was an elongation of claw and fang.
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.