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Bang definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BANG, v.t.
1. To beat, as with a club or cudgel; to thump; to cudgel. [A low word.]
2. To beat or handle roughly; to treat with violence.
BANG, n. A blow with a club; a heavy blow.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head" [syn: knock, bash, bang, smash, belt]
2: a sudden very loud noise [syn: bang, clap, eruption, blast, bam]
3: a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead [syn: bang, fringe]
4: the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks" [syn: bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick]
5: a conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang" [syn: hit, smash, smasher, strike, bang] v
1: strike violently; "slam the ball" [syn: slam, bang]
2: to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound; "One of them banged the sash of the window nearest my bed"
3: close violently; "He slammed the door shut" [syn: slam, bang]
4: move noisily; "The window banged shut"; "The old man banged around the house"
5: have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?" [syn: sleep together, roll in the hay, love, make out, make love, sleep with, get laid, have sex, know, do it, be intimate, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, screw, fuck, jazz, eff, hump, lie with, bed, have a go at it, bang, get it on, bonk]
6: leap, jerk, bang; "Bullets spanged into the trees" [syn: spang, bang] adv
1: directly; "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her" [syn: bang, slap, slapdash, smack, bolt]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb Etymology: probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse bang hammering Date: circa 1550 transitive verb 1. to strike sharply ; bump <banged his knee> 2. to knock, hit, or thrust vigorously often with a sharp noise <banged the door shut> 3. often vulgar to have sexual intercourse with intransitive verb 1. to strike with a sharp noise or thump 2. to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive noise or series of such noises 3. to play a sport (as basketball) in a very aggressive and forceful manner <bang for rebounds> II. noun Date: circa 1550 1. a resounding blow 2. a sudden loud noise often used interjectionally 3. a. a sudden striking effect b. a quick burst of energy <start off with a bang> c. thrill <I get a bang out of all this W. H. Whyte> III. adverb Date: 1828 right, directly <ran bang up against more trouble> IV. noun Etymology: probably short for bangtail short tail Date: 1878 a fringe of banged hair usually used in plural V. transitive verb Date: 1878 to cut (as front hair) short and squarely across

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n., v., & adv. --n. 1 a a loud short sound. b an explosion. c the report of a gun. 2 a a sharp blow. b the sound of this. 3 esp. US a fringe of hair cut straight across the forehead. 4 coarse sl. an act of sexual intercourse. 5 sl. a drug injection (cf. BHANG). --v. 1 tr. & intr. strike or shut noisily (banged the door shut; banged on the table). 2 tr. & intr. make or cause to make the sound of a blow or an explosion. 3 tr. esp. US cut (hair) in a bang. 4 coarse sl. a intr. have sexual intercourse. b tr. have sexual intercourse with. --adv. 1 with a bang or sudden impact. 2 colloq. exactly (bang in the middle). Phrases and idioms: bang off Brit. sl. immediately. bang on Brit. colloq. exactly right. bang-up US sl. first-class, excellent (esp. bang-up job). go bang 1 (of a door etc.) shut noisily. 2 explode. 3 colloq. be suddenly destroyed (bang went their chances). go with a bang go successfully. Etymology: 16th c.: perh. f. Scand.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bang Bang, v. i. To make a loud noise, as if with a blow or succession of blows; as, the window blind banged and waked me; he was banging on the piano.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bang Bang, n. 1. A blow as with a club; a heavy blow. Many a stiff thwack, many a bang. --Hudibras. 2. The sound produced by a sudden concussion.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bang Bang, v. t. To cut squarely across, as the tail of a hors, or the forelock of human beings; to cut (the hair). His hair banged even with his eyebrows. --The Century Mag.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bang Bang, n. The short, front hair combed down over the forehead, esp. when cut squarely across; a false front of hair similarly worn. His hair cut in front like a young lady's bang. --W. D. Howells.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bang Bang, Bangue Bangue, n. See Bhang.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bang Bang, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Banged; p. pr. & vb. n. Banging.] [Icel. banga to hammer; akin to Dan. banke to beat, Sw. b[*a]ngas to be impetuous, G. bengel club, clapper of a bell.] 1. To beat, as with a club or cudgel; to treat with violence; to handle roughly. The desperate tempest hath so banged the Turks. --Shak. 2. To beat or thump, or to cause ( something) to hit or strike against another object, in such a way as to make a loud noise; as, to bang a drum or a piano; to bang a door (against the doorpost or casing) in shutting it.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(bangs, banging, banged) 1. A bang is a sudden loud noise such as the noise of an explosion. I heard four or five loud bangs... She slammed the door with a bang... N-COUNT; SOUND 2. If something bangs, it makes a sudden loud noise, once or several times. The engine spat and banged. VERB: V 3. If you bang a door or if it bangs, it closes suddenly with a loud noise. ...the sound of doors banging... All up and down the street the windows bang shut... The wind banged a door somewhere. = slam VERB: V, V adj, V n 4. If you bang on something or if you bang it, you hit it hard, making a loud noise. We could bang on the desks and shout till they let us out... There is no point in shouting or banging the table. VERB: V on n, V n 5. If you bang something on something or if you bang it down, you quickly and violently put it on a surface, because you are angry. She banged his dinner on the table... He banged down the telephone. VERB: V n prep, V n with adv 6. If you bang a part of your body, you accidentally knock it against something and hurt yourself. She'd fainted and banged her head... He hurried into the hall, banging his shin against a chair in the darkness. VERB: V n, V n against/on n Bang is also a noun. ...a nasty bang on the head. N-COUNT 7. If you bang into something or someone, you bump or knock them hard, usually because you are not looking where you are going. Various men kept banging into me in the narrow corridor. = bump VERB: V into n 8. Bangs are hair which is cut so that it hangs over your forehead. (AM; in BRIT, use fringe) N-PLURAL 9. You can use bang to emphasize expressions that indicate an exact position or an exact time. ...bang in the middle of the track... For once you leave bang on time for work. = right ADV: ADV prep [emphasis] 10. see also big bang theory 11. If you say bang goes something, you mean that it is now obvious that it cannot succeed or be achieved. There will be more work to do, not less. Bang goes the fantasy of retirement at 35. PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n 12. If something begins or ends with a bang, it begins or ends with a lot of energy, enthusiasm, or success. Her career began with a bang in 1986. PHRASE: PHR after v 13. to bang your head against a brick wall: see brick

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. 1. Beat, thump, pound, strike, knock, maul, pommel, thrash, cudgel, thwack, handle roughly, deal roughly with. 2. Slam, shut with a bang. II. v. n. Ring, rattle, resound, re-echo, clatter. III. n. 1. Clang, clangor, whang. 2. Blow, thump, whack, thwack, lick, knock. IV. n. See bhang

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

To beat.

Moby Thesaurus

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