What does bang mean?

Definitions for bangbæŋ

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

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"

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bang

    bang, n. a heavy blow: a sudden loud noise: an explosion.—v.t. to beat: to strike violently: to slam, as a door: to make a loud noise: to beat or surpass, to bounce upon.—interj. Bang, used with verbs like 'go,' &c., and in such a phrase as 'bang off.'—p.adj. Bang′ing, dealing blows: overwhelming.—adj. Bang′-up (slang), in the height of style or fashion.—n. Bang′ster (prov.), a braggart, a victor. [Scand. banga, to hammer; cf. Ger. bengel, a cudgel.]

  2. Bang

    bang, n. a woman's hair cut square across the brow.—p.adj. Banged, wearing the hair in such a way.—n. Bang′-tail, a horse's tail with the end squared. [An Americanism, doubtless from the phrase 'bang off.']

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.

Suggested Resources

  1. bang

    Song lyrics by bang -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by bang on the Lyrics.com website.

  2. BANG

    What does BANG stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the BANG acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bang in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bang in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Giuliano:

    People said they heard a loud bang, and that was it.

  2. Tom Wong:

    You don't necessarily get a lot of bang for your buck.

  3. Alfred Hitchcock:

    There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it.

  4. Alfred Hitchcock:

    There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.

  5. T. S. Eliot:

    This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but a whimper.

Images & Illustrations of bang

  1. bangbangbang

Translations for bang

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • удивителна, гърмя, взрив, чукам, па, експлозия, трясъкBulgarian
  • výbuch, rána, vykřičníkCzech
  • knalde, knald, bang, brage, bragDanish
  • Ausrufzeichen, bumsen, Hieb, Knall, peng, knallen, Schlag, Explosion, einschlagenGerman
  • μπαμGreek
  • explosión, percusión, golpe, estallido, [[signo]] [[de]] [[exclamación]], pum, estruendo, detonación, zarpazo, zumbidoSpanish
  • danba, tanpaBasque
  • vasaroida, paukauttaa, paukahtaa, räjähdys, paukahdus, räiskiä, paukkua, pamahtaa, paukaus, pamaus, paukuttaa, pamahdella, pam, panna, pamauttaa, huutomerkkiFinnish
  • niquer, détonation, claquer, pan, point d'exclamation, baiserFrench
  • plab, pléascIrish
  • beum, buailScottish Gaelic
  • bleaystManx
  • felkiáltójelHungarian
  • dentumanIndonesian
  • bang, bangaIcelandic
  • pam, esplosione, pum, [[punto]] [[esclamativo]]Italian
  • 寝る, 犯す, ボーン, 食う, やるJapanese
  • 팡, 빵Korean
  • pystLithuanian
  • explosie, knal, klap, slag, uitroeptekenDutch
  • wykrzyknikPolish
  • explosão, estrondo, comer, estalo, bangue, martelar, estalar, ponto de exclamação, cabum, pancadaPortuguese
  • бабах, треск, бух, трахаться, бах, бац, удар, бам, трахать, трах, бумRussian
  • bum, бумSerbo-Croatian
  • smäll, smälla, utropstecken, pangSwedish
  • ปังThai
  • patlamaTurkish
  • Chinese

Get even more translations for bang »


Find a translation for the bang definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these bang definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"bang." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 26 Apr. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/bang>.

Are we missing a good definition for bang? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for bang:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.