Definitions for BASHbæʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bashbæʃ(v.t.)

  1. to strike with a crushing blow.

  2. to physically assault; beat up. to abuse verbally.

    Category: Canada/Canadian, British

  3. (n.)a crushing blow.

  4. a lively social event.

    Category: Informal

Origin of bash:

1635–45; appar. of expressive orig.; cf. smash , obs. or dial. pash to hit, ME passchen

bash′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. bash, do, brawl(verb)

    an uproarious party

  3. sock, bop, whop, whap, bonk, bash(verb)

    hit hard

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bash(verb)ˈæʃ

    to criticize publicly and strongly

    environmental groups bashing the president's policies

  2. bashˈæʃ

    to hit very hard

    They bashed him on the head.

  3. bash(noun)ˈæʃ

    a big party

    a 40th birthday bash

Wiktionary

  1. bash(Noun)

    A large party; gala event.

    They had a big bash to celebrate their tenth anniversary.

  2. bash(Noun)

    An attack that consists of placing all one's weight into a downward attack with one's fists.

  3. bash(Verb)

    To strike heavily.

  4. bash(Verb)

    To collide.

    Don't bash into me with that shopping trolley.

  5. bash(Verb)

    To criticize harshly.

    He bashed my ideas.

  6. bash(Verb)

    To submit to Bash.org, or QDB.

  7. Origin: Short for "Bourne-again shell", a pun on the name of the "Bourne shell", an earlier Unix shell designed by , and the Christian concept of being "born again".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bash

    to abash; to disconcert or be disconcerted or put out of countenance

Freebase

  1. Bash

    Bash is a Unix shell written by Brian Fox for the GNU Project as a free software replacement for the Bourne shell. Released in 1989, it has been distributed widely as the shell for the GNU operating system and as the default shell on Linux and Mac OS X. It has been ported to Microsoft Windows and distributed with Cygwin and MinGW, to DOS by the DJGPP project, to Novell NetWare and to Android via various terminal emulation applications. Bash is a command processor, typically run in a text window, allowing the user to type commands which cause actions. Bash can also read commands from a file, called a script. Like all Unix shells, it supports filename wildcarding, piping, here documents, command substitution, variables and control structures for condition-testing and iteration. The keywords, syntax and other basic features of the language were all copied from sh. Other features, e.g., history, were copied from csh and ksh. Bash is a POSIX shell but with a number of extensions. The name itself is an acronym, a pun, and a description. As an acronym, it stands for Bourne-again shell, referring to its objective as a free replacement for the Bourne shell. As a pun, it expressed that objective in a phrase that sounds similar to born again, a term for spiritual rebirth. The name is also descriptive of what it did, bashing together the features of sh, csh and ksh.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

bash(noun)

a heavy blow

a bash with his foot.

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