Bang

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English

Noun

Bang (plural Bangs)
  1. A sudden percussive noise.
  2. A strike upon an object causing such a noise.
  3. An explosion.
  4. (US) (especially plural) A fringe of hair cut across the forehead. (British: fringe)
  5. (US) The symbol !, known as an exclamation point.
  6. (mathematics) A factorial, in mathematics, because the factorial of n is often written as n!
  7. (figuratively) An act of sexual intercourse.
  8. plural: Brucellosis, a bacterial disease (a corruption of the alternate name "Bang's disease")
  9. An offbeat figure typical of reggae songs and played on guitar and piano.
  10. (slang) An explosive product, in mining
  11. (slang) An abrupt left turn, in Boston slang; the opposite of this, an abrupt right turn, is a hang

Verb

Bang (third-person singular simple present bangs, present participle banging, simple past and past participle banged)

  1. To make sudden loud noises, and often repeatedly, especially by exploding or hitting something; to slam.
  2. (slang, figuratively) To engage in sexual intercourse.
  3. (with "in") To hammer or to hit anything hard.

Interjection

bang

Adverbs for Bang

  • (to slam) fitfully; resoundingly; loudly; emphatically; terrifically; crashingly; tremendously; explosively; thunderously; furiously.
  1. a verbal emulation of a sudden percussive sound

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Etymology

Probably derived from, or at least cognate with, Old Norse and Icelandic banga "to pound, hammer,", cognate with Danish banke "to beat," Danish bengel and German Bengel "club", bungen (pulsate) (rare) etc. (Can we verify this etymology?) perhaps of onomatopoeic origin, coinciding with Korean 방아 (banga) "pounding" or milling of grain.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Adjective

Bang (comparative Banger, superlative Bangst)

  1. scared, frightened
    Wees maar niet bang. — Please don't be afraid.
    Ik ben bang voor het donker! — I am scared of the dark!

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German

Adjective

Bang (comparative banger, superlative am bangsten)
  1. Scared, frightened, afraid, fearful.

Icelandic

Etymology

Old Norse

Noun

bang

  1. pounding, hammering, banging

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Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

bang

  1. Nonstandard spelling of bāng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of bǎng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of bàng.

Notes

  • English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Old Norse

Etymology

Onomatopoeic or unknown origin

Noun

bang

  1. pounding, hammering, banging

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