Definitions for BANGbæŋ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a loud, sudden, explosive noise, as the discharge of a gun.
a resounding stroke or blow:
a nasty bang on the head.
a sudden movement or show of energy.
Informal. thrill; excitement:
to get a big bang out of movies.
Vulgar Slang. an act or instance of sexual intercourse.
Category: Status (usage)
Computer and Printing Slang.the exclamation point.
Category: Printing, Computers
(v.t.)to strike or beat resoundingly; pound:
to bang a door.
to hit or bump painfully.
to throw or set down roughly; slam.
Vulgar Slang. to have sexual intercourse with.
Category: Status (usage)
(v.i.)to strike violently or noisily:
to bang on the door.
to make a loud, explosive noise.
Vulgar Slang. to have sexual intercourse.
Category: Status (usage)
bang up, to damage.
Category: Verb Phrase
(adv.)abruptly or violently:
She fell bang against the wall.
He stood bang in the middle of the flower bed.
Origin of bang:
1540–50; cf. ON banga to beat, hammer, LG bangen to strike, beat
Often, bangs. a fringe of hair cut or combed to fall over the forehead.
Origin of bang:
1875–80; perh. from adv. sense of bang1
knock, bash, bang, smash, belt(noun)
a vigorous blow
"the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"
bang, clap, eruption, blast, bam(noun)
a sudden very loud noise
a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead
bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick(noun)
the swift release of a store of affective force
"they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"
hit, smash, smasher, strike, bang(verb)
a conspicuous success
"that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang"
"slam the ball"
to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound
"One of them banged the sash of the window nearest my bed"
"He slammed the door shut"
"The window banged shut"; "The old man banged around the house"
sleep together, roll in the hay, love, make out, make love, sleep with, get laid, have sex, know, do it, be intimate, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, screw, fuck, jazz, eff, hump, lie with, bed, have a go at it, bang, get it on, bonk(verb)
have sexual intercourse with
"This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
leap, jerk, bang
"Bullets spanged into the trees"
bang, slap, slapdash, smack, bolt(adverb)
"he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to make a short, loud noise by hitting against sth
The window banged shut.; The dancers banged the sticks on the ground.
to hit a part of the body
I banged my head.; Her arm banged against the window.
a short, loud noise
There was a big bang and some smoke.
to get better value for your money
in an exciting and successful way
The festival started with a bang.
to beat, as with a club or cudgel; to treat with violence; to handle roughly
to beat or thump, or to cause ( something) to hit or strike against another object, in such a way as to make a loud noise; as, to bang a drum or a piano; to bang a door (against the doorpost or casing) in shutting it
to make a loud noise, as if with a blow or succession of blows; as, the window blind banged and waked me; he was banging on the piano
a blow as with a club; a heavy blow
the sound produced by a sudden concussion
to cut squarely across, as the tail of a hors, or the forelock of human beings; to cut (the hair)
the short, front hair combed down over the forehead, esp. when cut squarely across; a false front of hair similarly worn
alt. of Bangue
"Bang" is a song by Blur and was released 29 July 1991 as their third single. It was also featured on the band's debut album Leisure. It has been all but disowned by the band, who claim it was written in less than fifteen minutes in response to record company demands for another bankable single. It is almost never played live, and has not been included on either Blur: The Best Of or Midlife: A Beginner's Guide to Blur. Its disappointing performance relative to previous single "There's No Other Way" marked the end of Blur's initial period of popularity, which would not be equalled until the release of "Girls & Boys" three years later. Its music video is similar to that of frontman Damon Albarn's other project Gorillaz's "Tomorrow Comes Today", which was released ten years later.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. n. Common spoken name for ! (ASCII 0100001), especially when used in pronouncing a bang path in spoken hackish. In elder days this was considered a CMUish usage, with MIT and Stanford hackers preferring excl or shriek; but the spread of Unix has carried ‘bang’ with it (esp. via the term bang path) and it is now certainly the most common spoken name for !. Note that it is used exclusively for non-emphatic written !; one would not say “Congratulations bang” (except possibly for humorous purposes), but if one wanted to specify the exact characters “foo!” one would speak “Eff oh oh bang”. See shriek, ASCII. 2. interj. An exclamation signifying roughly “I have achieved enlightenment!”, or “The dynamite has cleared out my brain!” Often used to acknowledge that one has perpetrated a thinko immediately after one has been called on it.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'BANG' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3498
Rank popularity for the word 'BANG' in Verbs Frequency: #905
Translations for BANG
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a sudden loud noise
The door shut with a bang.
- دَوي، هَديرArabic
- estouroPortuguese (BR)
- rána, bouchnutíCzech
- der KnallGerman
- brag; knaldDanish
- portazo, golpe estrepitosoSpanish
- صدای بنگFarsi
- טְרִיקָה, דְפִיקָהHebrew
- धमाकेदार आघातHindi
- bunyi keras, letusanIndonesian
- klaudziens; rībiensLatvian
- hardt slagNorwegian
- صدای بنگPersian
- تړك، ټس، خرپ، ټنك (ناڅاپى لوړ ږغ چي د يوه شى له وهلو څخه جګيږى)، سخت وار (كلكه ضربه)، چاودنهPashto
- izbitură, pocniturăRomanian
- tlesk, loputanjeSlovenian
- 'bam', 'güm', 'çat' sesiTurkish
- 砰砰的聲音Chinese (Trad.)
- стукіт; грюканняUkrainian
- tiếng sập mạnhVietnamese
- 砰砰的声音Chinese (Simp.)
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