Definitions for bangbæŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a loud, sudden, explosive noise, as the discharge of a gun.

  2. a resounding stroke or blow:

    a nasty bang on the head.

  3. a sudden movement or show of energy.

    Category: Informal

  4. Informal. thrill; excitement:

    to get a big bang out of movies.

    Category: Informal

  5. Vulgar Slang. an act or instance of sexual intercourse.

    Category: Status (usage)

  6. Computer and Printing Slang.the exclamation point.

    Category: Printing, Computers

  7. (v.t.)to strike or beat resoundingly; pound:

    to bang a door.

  8. to hit or bump painfully.

  9. to throw or set down roughly; slam.

  10. Vulgar Slang. to have sexual intercourse with.

    Category: Status (usage)

  11. (v.i.)to strike violently or noisily:

    to bang on the door.

  12. to make a loud, explosive noise.

  13. Vulgar Slang. to have sexual intercourse.

    Category: Status (usage)

  14. bang up, to damage.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  15. (adv.)abruptly or violently:

    She fell bang against the wall.

  16. precisely:

    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


  1. Often, bangs. a fringe of hair cut or combed to fall over the forehead.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of bang:

1875–80; perh. from adv. sense of bang1

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. bang, clap, eruption, blast, bam(noun)

    a sudden very loud noise

  3. bang, fringe(noun)

    a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead

  4. 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"

  5. 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"

  6. slam, bang(verb)

    strike violently

    "slam the ball"

  7. bang(verb)

    to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound

    "One of them banged the sash of the window nearest my bed"

  8. slam, bang(verb)

    close violently

    "He slammed the door shut"

  9. bang(verb)

    move noisily

    "The window banged shut"; "The old man banged around the house"

  10. 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?"

  11. spang, bang(adverb)

    leap, jerk, bang

    "Bullets spanged into the trees"

  12. bang, slap, slapdash, smack, bolt(adverb)


    "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bang(verb)ˈæŋ

    to make a short, loud noise by hitting against sth

    The window banged shut.; The dancers banged the sticks on the ground.

  2. bangˈæŋ

    to hit a part of the body

    I banged my head.; Her arm banged against the window.

  3. bang(noun)ˈæŋ

    a short, loud noise

    There was a big bang and some smoke.

  4. bangˈæŋ

    to get better value for your money

  5. bangˈæŋ

    in an exciting and successful way

    The festival started with a bang.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bang(verb)

    to beat, as with a club or cudgel; to treat with violence; to handle roughly

  2. Bang(verb)

    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

  3. Bang(verb)

    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

  4. Bang(noun)

    a blow as with a club; a heavy blow

  5. Bang(noun)

    the sound produced by a sudden concussion

  6. Bang(verb)

    to cut squarely across, as the tail of a hors, or the forelock of human beings; to cut (the hair)

  7. Bang(noun)

    the short, front hair combed down over the forehead, esp. when cut squarely across; a false front of hair similarly worn

  8. Bang(noun)

    alt. of Bangue


  1. Bang

    "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. bang

    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

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bang' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3498

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bang' in Verbs Frequency: #905

Anagrams of bang

  1. BGAN

Translations for bang

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a sudden loud noise

The door shut with a bang.

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