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gang

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verb \ˈgaŋ\

Definition of gang

Scotland

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  go

Origin and Etymology of gang

Middle English, from Old English gangan; akin to Lithuanian žengti to stride


First Known Use: before 12th century


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gang

noun

Definition of gang

  1. 1a (1) :  a set of articles :  outfit a gang of oars (2) :  a combination of similar implements or devices arranged for convenience to act together a gang of sawsb :  group: such as (1) :  a group of persons working together (2) :  a group of persons working to unlawful or antisocial ends; especially :  a band of antisocial adolescents

  2. 2 :  a group of persons having informal and usually close social relations watching TV with the gang

Examples of gang in a sentence

  1. a gang of drug dealers

  2. He is in a gang.

  3. He was shot by a member of a rival gang.

  4. the gang at the office

Origin and Etymology of gang

Middle English, walking, journey, from Old English; akin to Old English gangan


First Known Use: 14th century


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gang

verb

Definition of gang

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to assemble or operate simultaneously as a groupb :  to arrange in or produce as a gang

  3. 2 :  to attack in a gang Hoodlums ganged him and took his money.

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to move or act as a gang

Origin and Etymology of gang

see 2gang


First Known Use: 1791


GANG Defined for English Language Learners


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gang

noun

Definition of gang for English Language Learners

  • : a group of criminals

  • : a group of young people who do illegal things together and who often fight against other gangs

  • : a group of people who are friends and who do things together


GANG Defined for Kids

gang

play
noun \ˈgaŋ\

Definition of gang for Students

  1. 1 :  a group of people working or going about together

  2. 2 :  a group of people acting together to do something illegal a gang of thieves

  3. 3 :  a group of friends I invited the gang over.


Law Dictionary

gang

noun

Legal Definition of gang

  1. :  a group of persons associating for antisocial and often criminal purposes and activities



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