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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).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

bang (plural bangs)

  1. A sudden percussive noise.
    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, especially plural) A fringe of hair cut across the forehead.
    Tiffany has long hair and bangs.
    • W. D. Howells
      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. (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. (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, US, Boston area) An abrupt left turn.
SynonymsEdit
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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) To engage in sexual intercourse.
    We can hear the couple banging upstairs.
  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).
    • The Century Magazine
      His hair banged even with his eyebrows.
ConjugationEdit
SynonymsEdit
  • (which sense?): nail
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 verbal emulation of a sudden percussive sound
    He pointed his finger at her like a gun and said, "Bang!"
TranslationsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Shortened from Bang's disease.

NounEdit

bang (plural bangs)

  1. (in the plural) Brucellosis, a bacterial disease

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch bang (afraid).

AdjectiveEdit

bang (attributive bange, comparative banger, superlative bangste)

  1. afraid

BislamaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English bank.

NounEdit

bang

  1. A bank
    • 2008, Miriam Meyerhoff, Social lives in language--sociolinguistics and multilingual speech[2], →ISBN, page 344:
      Bang i wantem mi faen from mi ovaspen.
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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic

NounEdit

bang

  1. the sound of an explosion or a gun

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch banghe, from be- + anghe, the latter is an adverbial form of enge (narrow, confined), compare angst (fear).

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.

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
Related termsEdit
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Onomatopoeic.

NounEdit

bang m (plural bangen, diminutive bangetje n)

  1. sound of an explosion or gun; bang

FrenchEdit

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

From Middle High German bange, from be- + ange (narrow, close).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. scared, frightened, afraid, fearful

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit


IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse [Term?].

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bang n (genitive singular bangs, no plural)

  1. pounding, hammering, banging

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit


IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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NounEdit

bang m (genitive singular banga, nominative plural banganna)

  1. (swimming) stroke, single effort
  2. effort, (vigorous) movement
DeclensionEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  • "bang" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 bang” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

JavaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

bang

  1. red

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

bang

  1. region

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

bang

  1. bank

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

bang

  1. flower

KurdishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bang

  1. a shout.

MalayEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bang (plural bang-bang)

  1. brother (older male sibling)

SynonymsEdit


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.

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

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

bang m (plural bangs)

  1. (Brazil, slang, nonstandard) thingamajig, gizmo, thingy (something whose name is unknown)

SynonymsEdit


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
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Etymology 2Edit

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
See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit