See also: bing, bìng, bīng, bǐng, biŋ, and B.Ing.

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  1. A surname from Old English of Old English origin and unknown meaning.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A diminutive of the male given names Bingley or Bingham (see also Bing Crosby).

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Brand name.

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  1. (Internet) A search engine introduced by Microsoft in 2009.
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Bing (third-person singular simple present Bings, present participle Binging, simple past and past participle Binged)

  1. To search for (something) on the Internet using the Bing search engine.
    • 2010, Stephen King, “Big Driver”, in Full Dark, No Stars, Scribner, →ISBN, page 191:
      Tess exited YouTube, Binged Richard Widmark, and found what she expected, given the power of that brief clip.
    • 2011, Melinda Wells [pen name]: Linda Palmer, Pie à la Murder, New York, N.Y.: Berkley Prime Crime, →ISBN, page 113:
      He must have Googled or Binged me and found out about one of Phil Logan’s early publicity stunts where he had me suited up like a Los Angeles Dodger so his photographer could take a picture of me holding a baseball bat.
    • 2013, Alan Corey, “Career Test Drive”, in The Subversive Job Search: How to Overcome a Lousy Job, Sluggish Economy, and Useless Degree to Create a Six-Figure Career, Pompton Plains, N.J.: Career Press, →ISBN, page 75:
      I Googled the company (then Binged it just to be sure), searched their job listings online, and tried to remember what job I actually applied for that generated this response.
    • 2014, Lutishia Lovely, The Perfect Affair, New York, N.Y.: Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., →ISBN, page 212:
      So here she sat, having Googled and Binged and called former associates to try to get a bead on the education climate today.
    • 2014, Ellen J. Prager, “Behind the Jungle Wall”, in The Shark Whisperer, Minneapolis, Minn.: Scarletta Junior Readers, →ISBN, page 12:
      He Googled, Binged, and Yahooed sharks, shark life, shark types, shark history, shark food, and anything else shark-related.
    • 2015, Sarah Weeks, Honey, New York, N.Y.: Scholastic Press, →ISBN, →LCCN, page 53:
      “I’ve Googled it, Binged it, and Asked Jeeves. They all say the same thing, but I’m not convinced.”

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IPA(key): /biŋ/

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Bing m (plural Bingen)

  1. (rare) nick, jail (prison)