What does bang mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. knock, bash, bang, smash, beltnoun

    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, bamnoun

    a sudden very loud noise

  3. bang, fringenoun

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

  4. bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kicknoun

    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, bangverb

    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, bangverb

    strike violently

    "slam the ball"

  7. bangverb

    to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound

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

  8. slam, bangverb

    close violently

    "He slammed the door shut"

  9. bangverb

    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, bonkverb

    have sexual intercourse with

    "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

  11. spang, bangadverb

    leap, jerk, bang

    "Bullets spanged into the trees"

  12. bang, slap, slapdash, smack, boltadverb


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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bangnoun

    A blow; a thump; a stroke: a low word.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    I am a bachelor. —— That’s to say, they are fools that marry; you’ll bear me a bang for that. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.

    With many a stiff twack, many a bang,
    Hard crabtree and old iron rang. Hudibras, cant. ii.

    I heard several bangs or buffets, as I thought, given to the eagle that held the ring of my box in his beak. Gulliv. Travels.

  2. To Bangverb

    Etymology: vengolen, Dutch.

    One receiving from them some affronts, met with them handsomely, and banged them to good purpose. James Howell, V. For.

    He having got some iron out of the earth, put it into his servants hands to fence with, and bang one another. John Locke.

    Formerly I was to be banged, because I was too strong, and now, because I am too weak to resist; I am to be brought down, when too rich, and oppressed, when too poor. John Arbuthnot, J. Bull.

    The desperate tempest hath so bang’d the Turks,
    That their designment halts. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    You should accost her with jests fire-new from the mint; you should have banged the youth into dumbness. William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bangverb

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

  2. Bangverb

    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. Bangverb

    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. Bangnoun

    a blow as with a club; a heavy blow

  5. Bangnoun

    the sound produced by a sudden concussion

  6. Bangverb

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

  7. Bangnoun

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

  8. Bangnoun

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bang

    A mixture of opium, hemp-leaves, and tobacco, of an intoxicating quality, chewed and smoked by the Malays and other people in the East, who, being mostly prohibited the use of wine, double upon Mahomet by indulging in other intoxicating matter, as if the manner of doing it cleared off the crime of drunkenness. This horrid stuff gives the maddening excitement which makes a Malay run amok (which see).--To bang is colloquially used to express excelling or beating rivals. (See SUFFOLK BANG.)

Rap Dictionary

  1. bangverb

    To fight to kill. "I'ma Bang! Hit the block pitchin slang" -- DMX (I'ma Bang)

  2. bangverb

    To have sexual intercourse. "I'm thinking to myself why did I bang her" -- Ice Cube (You Can't Fade Me)

  3. bangverb

    To slam dunk e.g "A yo trip, he did a 360 up in da air and then banged it in..."

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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

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  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

Examples of bang in a Sentence

  1. David Kaiser:

    The post-inflation reheating period sets up the conditions for the Big Bang and, in some sense, puts the bang in the Big Bang, its this bridge period where all hell breaks loose and matter behaves in anything but a simple way.

  2. Kaley Cuoco:

    To see that be the pinnacle of this season was really cool, we’ve all come such a long way. ‘ THE BIG BANG THEORY ’ FINALE RECAP : SHELDON AND AMY STRUGGLE WITH LONG DISTANCE AND TEMPTATION That was n’t the only behind-the-scenes moment that the cast shared with the Comic Con crowd. According to Entertainment Weekly, Kaley Cuoco and Galecki revealed the circumstances surrounding an on-set injury from a prank gone awry. In an effort to shock the cast and crew during a scene in which the two characters were fighting, Galecki jokingly pretended to punch his co-star in the face. However, the actress' head accidentally caught a chair while she was falling and the end result was stitches in her eye brow. ‘ THE BIG BANG THEORY ’ ACTRESS MAYIM BIALIK RECEIVES ‘ DOOGIE HOWSER ’ ROYALTY CHECK FOR TWO CENTS.

  3. Danica Patrick:

    We were here to be funny and enough people didn't think we were funny, i still feel like they got their bang for their buck.

  4. Jonathan Baker:

    It could be a lot worse in October, the last Brexit deadline, we were coming out of a relatively quiet period whereas this is slap bang in the busiest time of year.

  5. Steve Stanulis:

    And I think the answer would still be ‘ no. ’ I was accused of going out with a bang – no pun intended. But I guess I did go out with a bang as far as [ the work ] was concerned. … But I was always a professional.

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Translations for bang

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  • 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

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    the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
    • A. larceny
    • B. preponderance
    • C. profaneness
    • D. arbalist

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