Origin of fang1
Definition for fang (2 of 3)
verb (used with object) British Dialect.
Origin of fang2
Definition for fang (3 of 3)
noun, plural Fangs, (especially collectively) Fang for 1.
Examples from the Web for fang
But, as Fang continued, the administration quickly evolved away from that position.
The last several years I called my ex-husbands “Fang” on stage, too.Roseanne Barr Hails the Comedic Genius of Phyllis Diller|Roseanne Barr|August 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In 1989, Fang Lizhi wrote an open letter to Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping demanding the release of political prisoners.
Fang sought refuge along with his family at the U.S. embassy and President George H.W. Bush agreed to grant him asylum.
Fang became a professor at the University of Arizona, where he taught until his death in 2012.
Subsequently, on his Majesty's recommendation, Fang sent the young lady back to resume her duties as tire-woman to the Empress.Chinese Sketches|Herbert A. Giles
The last of these unfortunate gentlemen—old Mr. Fang—had advanced no less a sum than twenty thousand pounds.Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 3.|Samuel Warren
This tooth or fang, like all the other teeth, is not only occasionally lost, but appears to be shed at regular intervals.Reptiles and Birds|Louis Figuier
Then she lost sight of everything, for the fang had pierced her torpor and touched her.The Ward of King Canute|Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
The fang of the serpent is not deadened by age, and the rancour in the human heart seldom diminishes, with years.The Monctons|Susanna Moodie
British Dictionary definitions for fang (1 of 3)
Word Origin for fang
British Dictionary definitions for fang (2 of 3)
Word Origin for fang
British Dictionary definitions for fang (3 of 3)
Word Origin and History for fang
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.