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bang

play
verb \ˈbaŋ\

Definition of bang

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to strike sharply :  bump <banged his knee>

  3. 2 :  to knock, hit, or thrust vigorously often with a sharp noise <banged the door shut>

  4. 3 often vulgar :  to have sexual intercourse with

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to strike with a sharp noise or thump

  7. 2 :  to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive noise or series of such noises

  8. 3 :  to play a sport (as basketball) in a very aggressive and forceful manner <bang for rebounds>



Origin and Etymology of bang

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse bang hammering


First Known Use: circa 1550


2

bang

noun

Definition of bang

  1. 1 :  a resounding blow

  2. 2 :  a sudden loud noise —often used interjectionally

  3. 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>

bang for the buck

also

bang for one's buck

  1. :  value received from outlay or effort <investment is yielding less bang for the buckFortune>



Circa 1550

First Known Use of bang

circa 1550


3

bang

adverb

Simple Definition of bang

  • : exactly or directly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bang

  1. :  right, directly <ran bang up against more trouble>

Examples of bang in a sentence

  1. The show began bang on time.

  2. <the reform movement was just beginning when it bang ran into opposition>



1828

First Known Use of bang

1828


4

bang

noun

Definition of bang

  1. :  a fringe of banged hair —usually used in plural



Origin and Etymology of bang

probably short for bangtail short tail


First Known Use: 1878


5

bang

verb

Definition of bang

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cut (as front hair) short and squarely across



1878

First Known Use of bang

1878



BANG Defined for Kids

1

bang

play
verb \ˈbaŋ\

Definition of bang for Students

banged

banging

  1. :  to beat, strike, or shut with a loud noise <bang a drum> <bang a door>




2

bang

play
noun

Definition of bang for Students

  1. 1 :  a sudden loud noise

  2. 2 :  a hard hit or blow <a bang on the head>

  3. 3 :  2thrill 1 <I got a bang out of it.>




3

bang

play
noun

Definition of bang for Students

  1. :  hair cut short across the forehead —usually used in pl.




Medical Dictionary

bang

Medical Definition of bang

variant of bhang



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