(noun, verb)


1. a Bantu language spoken in Cameroon

Definition categories: communication, bantu

2. an appendage of insects that is capable of injecting venom; usually evolved from the legs

Definition categories: animal, appendage, extremity, member

3. canine tooth of a carnivorous animal; used to seize and tear its prey

Definition categories: animal, canine, cuspid, dogtooth, eyetooth

4. hollow or grooved tooth of a venomous snake; used to inject its poison

Definition categories: animal, tooth


1. (transitive, dialectal or archaic) To catch, capture; seize; grip; clutch; lay hold of.

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.

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

7. (rare) To strike or attack with the fangs.

8. To enable to catch or tear; to furnish with fangs.