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PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bɪŋ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /bɪŋ/, [biŋ]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋ

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English bing, binge, benge, from Old Norse bingr (heap of corn; bed; bolster), cognate with Scots bing, Swedish binge (heap), Danish bing (bin; box; compartment).

NounEdit

bing (plural bings)

  1. (slang) Prison solitary confinement, a term used by inmates.
  2. (Britain) A heap or pile, such as a slag heap.

Etymology 2Edit

Origin obscure. Compare Scots bin (to move speedily with noise).

VerbEdit

bing (third-person singular simple present bings, present participle binging, simple past and past participle binged)

  1. (dated slang or dialectal) To go; walk; come; run

Etymology 3Edit

Onomatopoeia of a bouncing sound.

Alternative formsEdit

InterjectionEdit

bing

  1. (onomatopoeia) The sound made by a bounce, or by striking a metallic surface

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

bing (plural bings)

  1. The sound made by a bell, an onomatopœia
    Bing! Ladies and gentlemen, in a few minutes the captain will turn off the fasten seatbelt sign, but for your own safety we recommend you stay seated and with your seatbelt securely fastened at all times.
    • Toronto Star, "Ryanair looking at standing 'seats,' pay toilets", 2 July 2010, Jim Rankin [1]
    Bing Bang Boing
    • Douglas Florian, 1994 [2]
    The Tao of Bada Bing
    • David Chase, 2003 [3]
  2. A sound made by a bounce
  3. A bounce

VerbEdit

bing (third-person singular simple present bings, present participle binging, simple past and past participle binged)

  1. Making the sound of a bounce
  2. To bounce

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AnagramsEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

bing

  1. Nonstandard spelling of bīng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of bǐng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of bìng.

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.

ManxEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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NounEdit

bing f (genitive singular bingagh or bingey, plural bingaghyn)

  1. committee
  2. (law) jury
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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AdjectiveEdit

bing

  1. tuneful, musical, sweet
  2. shrill
Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bing ving ming
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ScotsEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse bingr; cf. Middle English bynge (a bin, enclosure, pen).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bing (plural bings)

  1. A heap or pile.

VerbEdit

bing (third-person singular present bings, present participle bingin, past bingt, past participle bingt)

  1. To pile up; to create a bing.

YagaraEdit