Definitions for clang
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word clang.
clang, clangor, clangour, clangoring, clank, clash, crashverb
a loud resonant repeating noise
"he could hear the clang of distant bells"
make a loud noise
A loud, ringing sound, like that made by free-hanging metal objects striking each other.
Quality of tone.
The cry of some birds, including the crane and the goose.
A word or phrase linked only by sound and not by meaning, characteristic of some mental disorders.
To strike (objects) together so as to produce a clang.
To give out a clang; to resound.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A sharp, shrill noise.
Etymology: clangor, Lat.
With such a horrid clang
As on mount Sinai rang,
While the red fire and smould’ring clouds out brake. John Milton.
An island, salt and bare,
The haunt of seals and orcs, and sea-mews clang. John Milton.
What clangs were heard in German skies afar,
Of arms and armies rushing to the war. John Dryden, Virg. Georg.
Guns, and trumpets clang, and solemn sound
Of drums, o’ercame their groans. Philips.
To strike together with a noise.
The fierce Curetes trod tumultuous
Their mystick dance, and clang’d their sounding arms;
Industrious with the warlike din to quell
Thy infant cries. Matthew Prior.
To clatter; to make a loud shrill noise.
Etymology: clango, Lat.
Have I not in a pitched battle heard
Loud ’larums, neighing steeds, and trumpets clang. William Shakespeare.
The Libyans clad in armour, lead
The dance; and clanging swords and shields they beat. Matthew Prior.
Clang is a compiler front end for the C, C++, Objective-C and Objective-C++ programming languages, as well as the OpenMP, OpenCL, RenderScript, CUDA and HIP frameworks. It uses the LLVM compiler infrastructure as its back end and has been part of the LLVM release cycle since LLVM 2.6. It is designed to act as a drop-in replacement for the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), supporting most of its compilation flags and unofficial language extensions. Its contributors include Apple, Microsoft, Google, ARM, Sony, Intel and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). It is open-source software, with source code released under the University of Illinois/NCSA License, a permissive free software licence. Since v9.0.0, it was relicensed to the Apache License 2.0 with LLVM Exceptions.Clang 10, the latest major version of Clang as of August 2020, has full support for all published C++ standards and partial support for the upcoming C++20 standard. Since v6.0.0, Clang compiles C++ using the GNU++14 dialect by default, which includes features from the C++14 standard and conforming GNU extensions.The Clang project includes the Clang front end, a static analyzer, and several code analysis tools.
Clang is a term primarily used to denote two things: 1) As a sound descriptor: It refers to a loud, resonant, metallic sound, typically produced when two hard objects strike together. 2) As a compiler: Clang is the name of a compiler for the programming languages C, C++, and Objective-C. It's a part of the LLVM (Low Level Virtual Machine) project and is known to provide a range of tooling services for these languages like static source code analysis and code generation.
to strike together so as to produce a ringing metallic sound
to give out a clang; to resound
a loud, ringing sound, like that made by metallic substances when clanged or struck together
quality of tone
Etymology: [L. clangere; akin to Gr. kla`zein to clash, scream; or perh. to E. clank.]
Clang is a compiler front end for the C, C++, Objective-C and Objective-C++ programming languages. It uses LLVM as its back end and has been part of its releases since LLVM 2.6. Its goal is to offer a replacement to the GNU Compiler Collection. Development is completely open-source, with several major software development companies involved. Its source code is available under the University of Illinois/NCSA License. The Clang project includes the Clang front end and the Clang static analyzer among others.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
klang, v.i. to produce a sharp, ringing sound.—v.t. to cause to clang.—n. a sharp, ringing sound, like that made by metallic substances struck together: (fig.) sound, the cry of some birds.—n. Clang′ing, the sound corresponding to the verb.—adj. Clang′orous.—adv. Clang′orously.—n. Clang′our, a clang: a sharp, shrill, harsh sound.—v.i. to make a clangour. [L. clangĕre; Ger. klang; formed from the sound.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The rattling or clashing of arms.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Clang is ranked #108199 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Clang surname appeared 164 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Clang.
93.2% or 153 total occurrences were White.
3.6% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of clang in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of clang in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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