fang
Pronunciation Noun

fang (plural fangs)

  1. a long, pointed canine tooth used for biting and tearing flesh
  2. (in snakes) a long pointed tooth for injecting venom
Translations Translations Verb

fang (fangs, present participle fanging; past and past participle fanged)

  1. (rare) To strike or attack with the fangs.
  2. To enable to catch or tear; to furnish with fangs.
    • chariots fanged with scythes
Verb

fang (fangs, present participle fanging; past and past participle fanged)

  1. (transitive, dialectal or archaic) To catch, capture; seize; grip; clutch; lay hold of.
    • 1605, John Webster, Northward Ho, Act 1, Scene 2:
      Gentlemen, break not the head of the peace: it's to no purpose, for he's in the law's clutches; you see he's fanged.
  2. (transitive, dialectal or obsolete) To take; receive with assent; accept.
  3. (transitive, obsolete, as a guest) To receive with hospitality; welcome.
  4. (transitive, obsolete, a thing given or imposed) To receive.
  5. (transitive, dialectal) To receive or adopt into spiritual relation, as in baptism; be godfather or godmother to.
Synonyms Noun

fang (plural fangs)

  1. (now, chiefly, dialectal, Scotland) A grasping; capture; the act or power of seizing; hold.
  2. That which is seized or carried off; booty; spoils; stolen goods.
  3. Any projection, catch, shoot, or other thing by which hold is taken; a prehensile part or organ.
    • the protuberant fangs of the yucca
  4. (mining) A channel cut in the rock, or a pipe of wood, used for conveying air.
  5. (rare, in the plural) Cage-shuts.
  6. (nautical) The coil or bend of a rope; (by extension) a noose; a trap.
  7. (nautical) The valve of a pump box.
Synonyms
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Verb

fang (fangs, present participle fanging; past and past participle fanged)

  1. (Scotland, transitive) To supply (a pump) with the water necessary for it to operate.

Fang
Noun
  1. A people of western Africa.
Proper noun
  1. The dominant Bantu language of Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, spoken by 1.3 million people, also called Pahouin.
  2. A Beboid language of Cameroon, spoken by only 2400 people, so called because it is spoken in the village of Fang.
Proper noun
  1. A county in Shiyan, Hubei.

FANG
Noun

fang (uncountable)

  1. (economics) The stock of the technology companies Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google.
    • 2017, Young Kim, Surviving the Buy Now, Pay Never Society, Lulu Press, Inc (ISBN 9781387359660), chapter 3 ↗:
      The FANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google) today are leading the charge, and many of them boast P/Es in the hundreds!



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