What does bash mean?

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bæʃbash

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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. bash, do, brawlverb

    an uproarious party

  3. sock, bop, whop, whap, bonk, bashverb

    hit hard

Wiktionary

  1. bashnoun

    A large party; gala event.

    They had a big bash to celebrate their tenth anniversary.

    Etymology: 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".

  2. bashnoun

    An attack that consists of placing all one's weight into a downward attack with one's fists.

    Etymology: 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".

  3. bashverb

    To strike heavily.

    Etymology: 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".

  4. bashverb

    To collide.

    Don't bash into me with that shopping trolley.

    Etymology: 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".

  5. bashverb

    To criticize harshly.

    He bashed my ideas.

    Etymology: 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".

  6. bashverb

    To submit to Bash.org, or QDB.

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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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  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

Examples of bash in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Ebony Harris:

    We’re not trying to bash the nail salon, we’re not trying to make them lose customers, make them look bad, but maybe, spread awareness that no matter the person, who they are, what color they are, disability, whatever, they’re people too. She’s a girly girl. She’s just like you, me, Tasia, my daughter, anybody. She wants to look pretty, you know, and so why can’t she?

  4. Chris Patten:

    Xi Jinping hates the things which Hong Kong has been promised under the 'one country, two systems' treaty lodged at the United Nations which he is wilfully breaking, what he hopes he can do is to bash Hong Kong into shape.

  5. Uncle ML:

    Nonviolence isabsolute commitment to theway of love. Love is not emotional bash ; it is not empty sentimentalism, it is the active outpouring of one’s whole being into the being of another.

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