See also: bàng, bâng, bāng, băng, bằng, bảng, bǎng, and bång

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English *bangen, from Old English *bangian, bangan or Old Norse banga (to pound, hammer); both from Proto-Germanic *bang- (to beat), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰen- (to beat, hit, injure). Cognate with Icelandic banga (to pound, hammer), Old Swedish bånga (to hammer), Danish banke (to beat), bengel (club), Low German bangen, bangeln (to strike, beat), West Frisian bingel, bongel, Dutch bengel (bell; rascal), German Bengel (club), bungen (to throb, pulsate).

In the sense of a fringe of hair, from bang off.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

bang (plural bangs)

  1. A sudden percussive noise.
    • 1992, Bob Magor, Blood on the Board, page 39:
      A fiendish yell then followed / Ev'ry salvo's 'bang' and 'bloop'.
    When he struck it with a hammer, there was a loud bang.
  2. A strike upon an object causing such a noise.
  3. An explosion.
  4. (US, archaic) Synonym of bangs: hair hanging over the forehead, especially a hairstyle with such hair cut straight across.
    Tiffany has long hair and bangs.
    • 1880, William Dean Howells, The Undiscovered Country
      his hair cut in front like a young lady's bang
    • 1902, Barbara Baynton, Squeaker's Mate:
      She was not much to look at. Her red hair hung in an uncurled bang over her forehead
  5. (chiefly US) The symbol !, known as an exclamation point.
    An e-mail address with an ! is called a bang path.
  6. (mathematics) A factorial, in mathematics, because the factorial of n is often written as n!
  7. (vulgar, slang) An act of sexual intercourse.
  8. An offbeat figure typical of reggae songs and played on guitar and piano.
  9. (slang, mining) An explosive product.
    Load the bang into the hole.
  10. (slang) An injection, a shot (of a narcotic drug). [from 20th c.]
    • 1952, William S. Burroughs, in Harris (ed.), Letters 1945–59, Penguin 2009, p. 101:
      As for myself, I take a bang now and then—I know plenty of croakers—but I really couldn't keep up a habit without a lot of running around and bother.
  11. (slang, US, Boston area) An abrupt left turn.
  12. (Ireland, colloquial, slang) strong smell (of)
    There was a bang of onions off his breath.
  13. (slang) A thrill.
    • 1993, Douglas Woolf, Sandra Braman, Hypocritic Days & Other Tales (page 40)
      "We all know you give great parties, Mr. Lippincott."
      "It gives me a bang, even a bigger bang than this," Mr. Lippincott said, indicating his drink and then finishing it.
    • 2000, James Hadley Chase, Make the Corpse Walk (page 31)
      Yes, he got a bang out of cheating Rollo.
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AntonymsEdit
  • (abrupt left turn): hang
TranslationsEdit
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VerbEdit

bang (third-person singular simple present bangs, present participle banging, simple past and past participle banged)

  1. (intransitive) To make sudden loud noises, and often repeatedly, especially by exploding or hitting something.
    The fireworks banged away all through the night.
    Stop banging on the door. I heard you the first time!
    My head was banging after drinking all night at the concert.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To hit hard.
    He banged the door shut.
    David and Mary banged into each other.
  3. (slang, transitive, intransitive, vulgar) To engage in sexual intercourse.
    We can hear the couple banging upstairs.
    Synonyms: nail, do it, have sex; see also Thesaurus:copulate, Thesaurus:copulate with
  4. (with "in") To hammer or to hit anything hard.
    Hold the picture while I bang in this nail.
  5. (transitive) To cut squarely across, as the tail of a horse, or a person's forelock; to cut (the hair).
  6. (transitive, slang, drugs) To inject intravenously.
    Do you smoke meth? No, I bang it.
ConjugationEdit
TranslationsEdit

AdverbEdit

bang (comparative more bang, superlative most bang)

  1. Right, directly.
    The passenger door was bang against the garage wall.
    • 2011 September 18, Ben Dirs, “Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      After yet another missed penalty by Kvirikashvili from bang in front of the posts, England scored again, centre Tuilagi flying into the line and touching down under the bar.
  2. Precisely.
    He arrived bang on time.
  3. With a sudden impact.
    Distracted, he ran bang into the opening door.

InterjectionEdit

bang

  1. A sudden percussive sound, such as made by the firing of a gun, slamming of a door, etc.
    He pointed his finger at her like a gun and said, "Bang!"
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[2]:
      Bang! Away he goes with a mighty bound. Leo has missed him. Bang! right under him again. Now for a shot. I must have one, though he is going like an arrow, and a hundred yards away and more.
    • 1898, H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds, London: William Heinemann, page 84:
      "Just like parade it had been a minute before then stumble, bang, swish! Wiped out!" he said.
    • 1899 Feb, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, page 215:
      "Serve him right. Transgression - punishment - bang! Pitiless, pitiless."
    • 1956, Anthony Burgess, Time for a Tiger (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 17:
      "We help to kill the bloody bandits. Bang, bang, bang."
TranslationsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

bang (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of bhang (cannabis)

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch bang (afraid), from Middle Dutch banghe.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bang (attributive bange, comparative banger, superlative bangste)

  1. afraid

BislamaEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From English bank.

NounEdit

bang

  1. A bank
    • 2008, Miriam Meyerhoff, Social lives in language--sociolinguistics and multilingual speech[3], →ISBN, page 344:
      Bang i wantem mi faen from mi ovaspen.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Etymology 2Edit

From English bang.

NounEdit

bang

  1. accident
See alsoEdit
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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic.

NounEdit

bang

  1. the sound of an explosion or a gun

QuotationsEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch banghe, from be- + anghe. The latter word is an adverbial form of enge (narrow, confined), compare angst (fear). See also Middle Low German bange, Middle High German bange, German bang, West Frisian bang.

AdjectiveEdit

bang (comparative banger, superlative bangst)

  1. scared, frightened
    • Wees maar niet bang.
      Please don't be afraid.
    • Ik ben bang voor het donker!
      I am scared of the dark!
  2. fearful
  3. anxious
Usage notesEdit

The adjective is accompanied with zijn (to be); for example: Ik ben bang "I am afraid". Usage with hebben (to have) also occurs - for example: Ik heb bang - but is generally proscribed as a contamination with ik heb angst.

InflectionEdit
Inflection of bang
uninflected bang
inflected bange
comparative banger
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial bang banger het bangst
het bangste
indefinite m./f. sing. bange bangere bangste
n. sing. bang banger bangste
plural bange bangere bangste
definite bange bangere bangste
partitive bangs bangers
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: bang
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: banggi
  • Jersey Dutch: bāng
  • Negerhollands: bang, baṅ
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Onomatopoeic.

NounEdit

bang m (plural bangen, diminutive bangetje n)

  1. A sharp, percussive sound, like the sound of an explosion or gun; bang

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

bang

  1. bang

NounEdit

bang m (plural bangs)

  1. sonic boom
  2. bong (marijuana pipe)

GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • bange (both are roughly equally common)

EtymologyEdit

Originally an adverb, cf. mir ist bange. From Middle High German bange, an enlargement (with the prefix be-) of ange, Old High German ango (narrowly, anxiously), an adverb of engi (narrow), from Proto-Germanic *anguz.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bang (comparative banger or bänger, superlative am bangsten or am bängsten)

  1. scared, frightened, afraid, fearful
    • 2001, Sebald, Winfried Georg, Austerlitz, Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer Verlag, →ISBN, page 376:
      […] wenn sie, was mich stets in eine bange Stimmung versetzte, nicht in Paris war, machte ich mich regelmäßig auf, die Randbezirke der Stadt zu erkunden […]
      when she, which always placed me into a state of dread, wasn’t in Paris, I regularly set off to reconnoitre the outlying districts of the city […]
    Synonym: ängstlich

DeclensionEdit


IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse [Term?].

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bang n (genitive singular bangs, no plural)

  1. pounding, hammering, banging

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit


IndonesianEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of abang (brother).

NounEdit

bang

  1. Title or term of address for brother

Etymology 2Edit

Onomatopoeic

NounEdit

bang

  1. A sudden percussive noise.

Etymology 3Edit

From Malay bang, from Persian بانگ(bâng, voice, sound, noise, cry), from Middle Persian 𐭥𐭠𐭭𐭢(ʿʾng /vāng/).

NounEdit

bang (first-person possessive bangku, second-person possessive bangmu, third-person possessive bangnya)

  1. (obsolete) adhan
    Synonym: azan

Further readingEdit


IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

bang m (genitive singular banga, nominative plural banganna)

  1. (swimming) stroke, single effort
    Synonyms: béim, buille, oscar
  2. effort, (vigorous) movement
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish bang (ban, interdict).

NounEdit

bang f (genitive singular bainge, nominative plural banga)

  1. ban, interdict, taboo
  2. restraint
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

bang m (genitive singular baing, nominative plural baing)

  1. Alternative form of banc (bank)
DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bang bhang mbang
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit


JavaneseEdit

Other scripts
Carakan ꦧꦁ
Roman bang

Etymology 1Edit

From the Javanese adjective abang.

AdjectiveEdit

bang

  1. red

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

bang

  1. region

Etymology 3Edit

Akin to Malay bank.

NounEdit

bang

  1. bank (institution)

Etymology 4Edit

From the Javanese noun kembang.

NounEdit

bang

  1. flower

LashiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *hwaŋ (to shine). Cognates include S'gaw Karen ဘီ (baw, yellow) and Burmese ဝင်း (wang:, bright).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bang

  1. bright

ReferencesEdit

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[4], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis)

MalayEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Persian بانگ(voice, sound, noise, cry).

NounEdit

bang (Jawi spelling بڠ‎, plural bang-bang, informal 1st possessive bangku, impolite 2nd possessive bangmu, 3rd possessive bangnya)

  1. adhan
    Synonym: azan

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of abang (brother).

NounEdit

bang (Jawi spelling بڠ‎, plural bang-bang, informal 1st possessive bangku, impolite 2nd possessive bangmu, 3rd possessive bangnya)

  1. brother (older male sibling)
    Synonyms: abang (bung), kakak, engko, nana, uda

Further readingEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

bang

  1. Nonstandard spelling of bāng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of bǎng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of bàng.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

MaranaoEdit

NounEdit

bang

  1. (Islam) adhan, call to prayer

ReferencesEdit


Northern KurdishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bang ?

  1. a shout.

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic or unknown origin.

NounEdit

bang n (genitive bangs, plural bǫng)

  1. pounding, hammering, banging

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • bang in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German bang, Dutch bang.

AdjectiveEdit

bang

  1. afraid, scared, fearful
  2. timid
  3. uneasy

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic.

InterjectionEdit

bang

  1. bang

SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bang

  1. scared, anxious

NounEdit

bang ?

  1. A sudden percussive noise

DeclensionEdit

Declension of bang 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bang bangen bangar bangarna
Genitive bangs bangens bangars bangarnas

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

NounEdit

(classifier cái) bang

  1. (Vietnam) state (a political division of a federation)
    Thành phố Oklahoma là thủ phủ bang Oklahoma.
    Oklahoma City is the capital of the state of Oklahoma.
    bang Kê-ra-la trong nước Cộng hòa Ấn Độ
    the State of Kerala in the Republic of India
    Thụy Sĩ có 26 bang.
    Switzerland has 26 cantons.
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
Derived terms
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

bang

  1. (Central Vietnam, Southern Vietnam) to crash into; to collide with; to hit
    Synonyms: , tông

Etymology 3Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

NounEdit

bang

  1. (historical) community of overseas Chinese in French Indochina who emigrated from the same province of China
    bang Phúc Kiến
    the Fukien Chinese expatriates' society
  2. Short for bang tá (assistant district chief).
  3. Short for bang biện (assistant district chief).
Derived termsEdit
Derived terms
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ReferencesEdit


ZouEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bang

  1. wall

ReferencesEdit

  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 41