- (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.
NounFang (plural Fangs)
baby tooth, beesting, bicuspid, bucktooth, canine, claws, clutches, cog, comb, crag, crown, cuspid, cutter, dart, deciduous tooth, dent, denticle, denticulation, dentil, dentition, digits, dogtooth, eyetooth, fangs, fingernails, fingers, fore tooth, gagtooth, gang tooth, gold tooth, grinder, hands, harrow, hooks, incisor, jag, jaws, mandibles, maxillae, meathooks, milk tooth, mitts, molar, nails, nippers, palm, peak, pecten, peg, permanent tooth, pincers, pivot tooth, pounces, premolar, projection, rake, ratchet, sawtooth, scrivello, snag, snaggle, snaggletooth, snakebite, spire, sprocket, spur, steeple, sting, stinger, talons, tang, teeth, tooth, tush, tusk, unguals, ungulae, wisdom tooth
- IPA: /fæŋ/
- Rhymes: -æŋ
From Middle English fangen, from Old English fōn (“to take, grasp, seize, catch, capture, make prisoner, receive, accept, assume, undertake, meet with, encounter”), and Old Norse fanga (“to fetch, capture”), both from Proto-Germanic *fanhanan, *fangōnan (“to catch, capture”), from Proto-Indo-European *paḱ- (“to fasten, place”). Cognate with West Frisian fange (“to catch”), Dutch vangen (“to catch”), German fangen (“to catch”), Danish fange (“to catch”).
Middle English, from Old English fang 'prey, booty, catch', from Proto-Germanic *fangan, *fangan (“seizure, catching”) (compare German Fang 'booty, capture'), from *fanhanan (“to catch, capture”) (compare Old English fōn, Old Saxon/Old High German fāhan), from Proto-Indo-European *peHg̑ 'to fasten' (compare Latin pangere 'to solidify, drive in', Albanian mpij 'to benumb, stiffen', Ancient Greek pḗgnymi 'to stiffen, firm up', Sanskrit pāśáyati '(s)he binds').
Fang m. (plural Fangs)
- llot m.
- imperative of fange
- Fang mig!
- Catch me!
- Imperative singular of fangen.
- Nonstandard spelling of fāng.
- Nonstandard spelling of fáng.
- Nonstandard spelling of fǎng.
- Nonstandard spelling of fàng.
English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.