bang


1bang

verb \ˈbaŋ\

Definition of BANG

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>

Origin of BANG

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse bang hammering
First Known Use: circa 1550

2bang

noun

Definition of BANG

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>
bang for the buck also bang for one's buck
:  value received from outlay or effort <investment is yielding less bang for the buckFortune>

First Known Use of BANG

circa 1550

3bang

adverb

: exactly or directly

Full Definition of BANG

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

Examples of BANG

  1. The show began bang on time.
  2. <the reform movement was just beginning when it bang ran into opposition>

First Known Use of BANG

1828

4bang

noun

Definition of BANG

:  a fringe of banged hair —usually used in plural

Origin of BANG

probably short for bangtail short tail
First Known Use: 1878

5bang

verb

Definition of BANG

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

First Known Use of BANG

1878

bang

   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BANG

variant of bhang

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