Definition of Fang

1. Noun. A Bantu language spoken in Cameroon.

Generic synonyms: Bantoid Language, Bantu



2. Noun. An appendage of insects that is capable of injecting venom; usually evolved from the legs.
Specialized synonyms: Toxicognath
Generic synonyms: Appendage, Extremity, Member

3. Noun. Canine tooth of a carnivorous animal; used to seize and tear its prey.

4. Noun. Hollow or grooved tooth of a venomous snake; used to inject its poison.
Generic synonyms: Tooth

Definition of Fang

1. v. t. To catch; to seize, as with the teeth; to lay hold of; to gripe; to clutch.

2. n. The tusk of an animal, by which the prey is seized and held or torn; a long pointed tooth; esp., one of the usually erectile, venomous teeth of serpents. Also, one of the falcers of a spider.

Definition of Fang

1. Proper noun. (qualifier collective) A people of western Africa. ¹

2. Proper noun. The Bantu language of these people, also called Pahouin ¹

3. Proper noun. A second, only distantly related language of Africa ¹

4. Verb. (transitive dialectal or archaic) To catch, capture; seize; grip; clutch; lay hold of. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive dialectal or obsolete) To take; receive with assent; accept. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive obsolete as a guest) To receive with hospitality; welcome. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive obsolete a thing given or imposed) To receive. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive dialectal) To receive or adopt into spiritual relation, as in baptism; be godfather or godmother to. ¹

9. Noun. (context: Now chiefly dialetal Scotland) A grasping; capture; the act or power of seizing; hold. ¹

10. Noun. That which is seized or carried off; booty; spoils; stolen goods. ¹

11. Noun. Any projection, catch, shoot, or other thing by which hold is taken; a prehensile part or organ. ¹

12. Noun. (context: mining) A channel cut in the rock, or a pipe of wood, used for conveying air. ¹

13. Noun. (rare plural) Cage-shuts. ¹

14. Noun. (dialectal) The coil or bend of a rope; (context: by extension) a noose; a trap. ¹

15. Noun. A long, pointed canine tooth used for biting and tearing flesh or (in snakes) for injecting venom. ¹

16. Verb. (rare) to strike or attack with the fangs ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fang

1. a long, pointed tooth [n -S] : FANGED, FANGLESS, FANGLIKE [adj]

Medical Definition of Fang

1. 1. The tusk of an animal, by which the prey is seized and held or torn; a long pointed tooth; especially, one of the usually erectile, venomous teeth of serpents. Also, one of the falcers of a spider. "Since I am a dog, beware my fangs." (Shak) 2. Any shoot or other thing by which hold is taken. "The protuberant fangs of the yucca." (Evelyn) 3. The root, or one of the branches of the root, of a tooth. See Tooth. 4. A niche in the side of an adit or shaft, for an air course. 5. A projecting tooth or prong, as in a part of a lock, or the plate of a belt clamp, or the end of a tool, as a chisel, where it enters the handle. 6. The valve of a pump box. A bend or loop of a rope. In a fang, fast entangled. To lose the fang, said of a pump when the water has gone out; hence: To fang a pump, to supply it with the water necessary to make it operate. Origin: From Fang,; cf. AS. Fang a taking, booty, G. Fang. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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