Definitions for Ganggæŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a group or band:

    a gang of sightseers.

  2. a group of youths who associate closely for social reasons, esp. such a group engaging in delinquent behavior.

  3. a group of people with compatible tastes or interests:

    I'm throwing a party for the gang I bowl with.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. a group of persons working together.

  5. a group of persons associated for some criminal or other antisocial purpose:

    a gang of thieves.

  6. a set of tools, electronic components or circuits, oars, etc., arranged to work together.

    Category: Machinery

  7. a group of identical or related items.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  8. (v.t.)to arrange in groups or sets:

    to gang illustrations on one sheet.

  9. to attack in a gang.

  10. (v.i.)to form or act as a gang.

  11. gang up on, to set upon or attack as a group.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Informal

Origin of gang:

1300–50; OE gang, gong manner of going, way, passage; c. OHG gang, ON gangr; cf. gang2


  1. to go.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Scottish

* Chiefly Scot..

Origin of gang:

bef. 900; OE gangan, gongan

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gang, pack, ring, mob(noun)

    an association of criminals

    "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"

  2. crowd, crew, gang, bunch(noun)

    an informal body of friends

    "he still hangs out with the same crowd"

  3. gang, crew, work party(noun)

    an organized group of workmen

  4. gang(verb)

    tool consisting of a combination of implements arranged to work together

  5. gang, gang up(verb)

    act as an organized group

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gang(noun)æŋ

    a group of young and often badly behaved people

    gangs roaming the streets at night; rival gangs

  2. gangæŋ

    a group of criminals working together

    a gang of known criminals

  3. gang(verb)æŋ

    to join with a group of people to argue with or attack sb

    She felt the other girls were ganging up on her.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gang(verb)

    to go; to walk

  2. Gang(verb)

    a going; a course

  3. Gang(verb)

    a number going in company; hence, a company, or a number of persons associated for a particular purpose; a group of laborers under one foreman; a squad; as, a gang of sailors; a chain gang; a gang of thieves

  4. Gang(verb)

    a combination of similar implements arranged so as, by acting together, to save time or labor; a set; as, a gang of saws, or of plows

  5. Gang(verb)

    a set; all required for an outfit; as, a new gang of stays

  6. Gang(verb)

    the mineral substance which incloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue


  1. Gang

    A gang is a group of recurrently associating individuals or close friends with identifiable leadership and internal organization, identifying with or claiming control over territory in a community, and engaging either individually or collectively in violent or other forms of illegal behavior. Gang members are typically "jumped in" or have to prove their loyalty by committing acts such as theft or violence. Although gangs exist internationally, there is a greater level of study and knowledgeable information of gangs specifically in the United States. A member of a gang is called a gangster.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Gang' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4424

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Gang' in Nouns Frequency: #1813

Translations for Gang

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a number (of workmen etc) working together

a gang of men working on the railway.

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