What does BASH mean?

Definitions for BASHbæʃ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word BASH.

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


  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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bash

    bash, v.t. to beat or smash in.—n. Bash. [Prob. Scand.]

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Anagrams for BASH »

  1. habs, Habs

  2. bahs


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BASH in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BASH in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida:

    I'm not here to bash anyone, but the time has come to turn the page.

  2. Melanie Hart:

    They are very jaded about the U.S. electoral process, they know that all the presidential candidates are all going to bash China.

  3. Lane Pittman:

    I’m not trying to bash cops, i just don’t want the people surrounding me or who look up to me to think I’m someone that I’m not.

  4. Hadas Meitzad:

    The vote today proves that there are some countries who find it more important to bash Israel than to contribute to the international community.

  5. Marco Rubio:

    I'm not here to bash anyone --- but the time has come to turn the page. The time has come to turn the page and allow a new generation of leadership in this country.

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Translations for BASH

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • критикувам, фрасване, фрасвам, [[юмрук, удрямBulgarian
  • intentoSpanish
  • पार्टी की योजना बनाईHindi
  • neerslagen, kritiseren, gala balDutch
  • раскритикова́ть, изби́ть, бить, колоти́ть, поколоти́ть, критикова́ть, поби́тьRussian
  • cú đánhVietnamese

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