Verb fang Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

(transitive, dialectal or archaic) To catch, capture; seize; grip; clutch; lay hold of. (transitive, dialectal or obsolete) To take; receive with assent; accept. (transitive, obsolete, as a guest) To receive with hospitality; welcome. (transitive, obsolete, a thing given or imposed) To receive. (transitive, dialectal) To receive or adopt into spiritual relation, as in baptism; be godfather or godmother to.

More definition: of the long, sharp, hollow or grooved teeth of a venomous snake by which poison is injected.

2.a canine tooth.

3.a tooth resembling a dog's.

4.the root of a tooth. of the chelicerae of a spider.

6.a pointed, tapering part of a thing.

7.Machinery. the tang of a tool. seize; grab.

1.Also called Pahouin, Pangwe. a member of an indigenous people of Gabon, Cameroon, and adjacent areas.

2.the Bantu language spoken by this people.

1. the long pointed hollow or grooved tooth of a venomous snake through which venom is injected

2. any large pointed tooth, esp the canine or carnassial tooth of a carnivorous mammal

3. the root of a tooth

4. (usually pl) (Brit, informal) tooth, clean your fangs Derived Formsfanged, adjectivefangless, adjectivefanglike, adjective Word OriginOld English fang what is caught, prey; related to Old Norse fang a grip, German Fang booty fang2 /fæŋ/ verb (intransitive)
1. to drive at great speed noun

2. an act or instance of driving in such a way, we took the car for a fang Word OriginC20, from Juan Manuel Fangio Fang /fæŋ; fɑːŋ/ noun
1. (pl) Fangs, Fang. 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. the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
Old English fang "prey, spoils, plunder, booty; a seizing or taking," from gefangen, past participle of fon "seize, take, capture," from Proto-Germanic *fango- (cf. Old Frisian fangia, Middle Dutch and Dutch vangen, Old Norse fanga, German fangen, Gothic fahan), from PIE root *pag- "to make firm, fix;" connected to Latin pax (genitive pacis) "peace" (see pact).The sense of "canine tooth" (1550s) probably developed from Old English fengtoð, literally "catching- or grasping-tooth." Transferred to the venom tooth of a serpent, etc., by 1800.


At the touch of the first fang, her eyes flew open.

The chairs on the British system weigh about 45 or 50 lb each on important lines, though they may be less where the traffic is light, and are fixed to the sleepers each by two, three or four fastenings, either screw spikes, or round drift bolts entered in holes previously bored, or fang bolts or wooden trenails.

Or fang closing inwards nearly or quite at right (Original.) angles to the long axis of the body.

The so-called colubrine venomous snakes, which retain in a great measure an external resemblance to the innocuous snakes, have the maxillary bone not at all, or but little, shortened, armed in front with a fixed, erect fang, which is provided with a deep groove or canal for the conveyance of the poison, the fluid being secreted by a special poison-gland.

G, prefrontal; M, maxilla; J, poison-fang; Tr, transpalatine; Pt, pterygoid; p, palatine; Q, quadrate; Sq, squamosal; Pm, premaxilla; T.a, articular; Pe and Di, muscles.

In 1887 in 3 vols., and used even by Protestant missionaries) and a cosmography (Iche fang wai ki Hang-chow, 1623, 6 vols.), which was translated into Manchu under the title The True Origin of io,000 Things, a copy of which was sent from Pekin to Paris in 1789.

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