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Meaning of FANG

Pronunciation:  fang

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  hollow or grooved tooth of a venomous snake; used to inject its poison
  2. [n]  canine tooth of a carnivorous animal; used to seize and tear its prey
  3. [n]  a Bantu language spoken in Cameroon

FANG is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 See Also: Bantoid language, Bantu, canine, canine tooth, cuspid, dogtooth, eye tooth, eyetooth, tooth



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fang\ (f[a^]ng), v. t. [OE. fangen, fongen, fon (g orig.
    only in p. p. and imp. tense), AS. f[=o]n; akin to D. vangen,
    OHG. f[=a]han, G. fahen, fangen, Icel. f[=a], Sw. f[*a],
    f[*a]nga, Dan. fange, faae, Goth. fahan, and prob. to E.
    fair, peace, pact. Cf. {Fair}, a.]
    1. To catch; to seize, as with the teeth; to lay hold of; to
       gripe; to clutch. [Obs.] --Shak.
             He's in the law's clutches; you see he's fanged.
                                                   --J. Webster.
    2. To enable to catch or tear; to furnish with fangs.
       ``Chariots fanged with scythes.'' --Philips.
  2. \Fang\, n. [From {Fang}, v. t.; cf. AS. fang a taking,
    booty, G. fang.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) 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.
             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. (Anat.) The root, or one of the branches of the root, of a
       tooth. See {Tooth}.
    4. (Mining) A niche in the side of an adit or shaft, for an
       air course. --Knight.
    5. (Mech.) 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. (Naut.)
       (a) The valve of a pump box.
       (b) 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. [Scot.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing fangs in your dream indicates that you have said some words that have been hurtful to others.
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