What does bung mean?

Definitions for bungbʌŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bung, spile(verb)

    a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask

  2. tip, fee, bung(verb)

    give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on

    "Remember to tip the waiter"; "fee the steward"

  3. bung(verb)

    close with a cork or stopper

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bung(noun)

    the large stopper of the orifice in the bilge of a cask

  2. Bung(noun)

    the orifice in the bilge of a cask through which it is filled; bunghole

  3. Bung(noun)

    a sharper or pickpocket

  4. Bung(verb)

    to stop, as the orifice in the bilge of a cask, with a bung; to close; -- with up


  1. Bung

    A bung or stopper is a truncated cylindrical or conical closure to seal a container, such as a bottle, tube or barrel. Unlike a lid which encloses a container from the outside without displacing the inner volume, a bung is partially inserted inside the container to act as a seal. A glass stopper is often called ground glass joint, a rubber stopper is sometimes called a rubber bung, and a cork stopper is called a cork. Sometimes bung stoppers used for wine bottles are referred to as "corks", even though made from another material. The most common every-day example of a bung is the stopper of a wine bottle. Bungs are used to seal the bunghole of barrels. Other bungs, particularly those used in chemical barrels, may be made of metal and are screwed into place via threading.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bung

    bung, n. the stopper of the hole in a barrel: a large cork: (Shak.) a sharper.—v.t. to stop up with a bung: to thrash severely.—ns. Bung′-hole, a hole in a cask through which it is filled, closed by a bung; Bung′-vent, a small hole in a bung to let gasses escape, &c.—Bung up, to bruise. [Ety. dub.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bung in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bung in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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