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NOUN (5)

1. a vigorous blow;
- Example: "the sudden knock floored him"
- Example: "he took a bash right in his face"
- Example: "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;
- Example: "they got a great bang out of it"
- Example: "what a boot!"
- Example: "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"
- Example: "he does it for kicks"
[syn: bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick]

5. a conspicuous success;
- Example: "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"
- Example: "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"
- Example: "the party went with a bang"
[syn: hit, smash, smasher, strike, bang]


VERB (6)

1. strike violently;
- Example: "slam the ball"
[syn: slam, bang]

2. to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound;
- Example: "One of them banged the sash of the window nearest my bed"

3. close violently;
- Example: "He slammed the door shut"
[syn: slam, bang]

4. move noisily;
- Example: "The window banged shut"
- Example: "The old man banged around the house"

5. have sexual intercourse with;
- Example: "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"
- Example: "Adam knew Eve"
- Example: "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;
- Example: "Bullets spanged into the trees"
[syn: spang, bang]


ADVERB (1)

1. directly;
- Example: "he ran bang into the pole"
- Example: "ran slap into her"
[syn: bang, slap, slapdash, smack, bolt]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bang \Bang\, v. t. To cut squarely across, as the tail of a horse, or the forelock of human beings; to cut (the hair). [1913 Webster] His hair banged even with his eyebrows. --The Century Mag. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bang \Bang\, n. The short, front hair combed down over the forehead, esp. when cut squarely across; a false front of hair similarly worn; -- usually used in the plural; as, her bangs came down almost to her eyes. [1913 Webster] His hair cut in front like a young lady's bang. --W. D. Howells. [1913 Webster] Bang
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bang \Bang\, v. i. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To have sexual intercourse; to fuck. Considered vulgar and obscene. [vulgar slang] [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bang \Bang\, n. 1. A blow as with a club; a heavy blow. [1913 Webster] Many a stiff thwack, many a bang. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster] 2. The loud sound produced by a sudden concussion or explosion. [1913 Webster] 3. A surge of pleasure; a thrill; -- usually used in the phrase get a bang out of; as, I always get a bang out of watching an ice skater do a quadruple jump. [informal] Syn: kick[5]. [PJC] 4. (Printing & Computers) An exclamation point; -- used in verbal descriptions of text, in printing and in computer technology; as, his email address is tom bang stanford dot edu (i.e. tom!stanford.edu). [slang] [PJC] 5. An instance of sexual intercourse; a fuck. Considered vulgar and obscene. [vulgar slang] [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bang \Bang\ (b[a^]ng), 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. [1913 Webster] The desperate tempest hath so banged the Turks. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. To have sexual intercourse with; to fuck; -- usually used with the male as a subject. Considered vulgar or obscene. [vulgar slang] [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bang \Bang\, Bangue \Bangue\, n. See Bhang. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bang adv 1: directly; "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her" [syn: bang, slap, slapdash, smack, bolt] n 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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

313 Moby Thesaurus words for "bang": abruptly, accurately, aggressiveness, antitoxin, backfire, bag, bang into, bangs, bar, bark, barricade, bash, baste, bat, batten, batten down, batter, beat, beating, belt, best, better, biff, blast, blow, blowout, blowup, bolt, bonk, boom, booster, booster dose, booster shot, boot, buffet, bump, bump into, burst, bust, button, button up, cannon, carom, carom into, charge, choke, choke off, chop, clap, clash, clip, clobber, close, close up, clout, clump, coldcock, collide, come into collision, concuss, confront each other, constrict, contain, contract, cover, crack, crack up, crash, crash into, crump, crunch, cut, dash, dash into, deal, deal a blow, deck, detonate, detonation, dig, ding, dint, discharge, dose, draft, drive, dropping, drub, drubbing, drug packet, drumming, encounter, enterprise, exactly, exceed, explode, explosion, fall foul of, fasten, fetch, fetch a blow, fetlock, fire, fix, flail, flap, flare, flash, fleck, flock, flop, flush, fold, fold up, forelock, foul, fringe, fulguration, fulminate, fulmination, fusillade, get-up-and-go, getup, ginger, go, go off, gunshot, hammer, hastily, hit, hit a clip, hit against, howl, hurt, hurtle, hypodermic, hypodermic injection, impetuously, impinge, impulsively, initiative, injection, inoculation, jab, jet injection, jollies, key, kick, knock, knock against, knock cold, knock down, knock out, lambaste, larrup, latch, let have it, lick, lift, like a flash, like a thunderbolt, lock, lock out, lock up, mainlining, maul, meet, narcotic injection, narcotic shot, noise, occlude, of a sudden, on short notice, outdo, outgo, outshine, outstrip, overdose, padlock, paste, patter, pelt, pep, pepper, percuss, piss and vinegar, pizzazz, plop, plumb, plump, plunk, poke, pommel, poop, pop, popping, portion, potion, pound, precipitantly, precipitately, precipitously, precisely, pulverize, pummel, punch, push, quiff, quiver, rap, report, right, roar, roll, rumble, run into, rush, rush of emotion, salvo, seal, seal off, seal up, secure, sensation, sharp, shiver, shooting up, shot, shudder, shut, shut the door, shut up, sideswipe, skin-popping, slam, slam into, slap, slat, sledgehammer, slog, slug, smack, smack into, smack-dab, smash, smash into, smash up, smite, snap, soak, sock, sound, spang, spank, splat, spunk, square, squarely, squeeze shut, starch, startlingly, strangle, strike, strike against, strike at, stroke, successful, sudden, suddenly, surge of emotion, surprisingly, swap, swat, swing, swipe, tap, tattoo, thrash, thresh, thrill, thrust, thump, thunder, thwack, tingle, tingling, titillation, tremor, tremor of excitement, tuft, unawares, unexpectedly, vaccination, vaccine, verve, vim, vitality, volley, wallop, whack, wham, whap, whip, whomp, whop, without notice, without warning, wow, yerk, zing, zip, zip up, zipper
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

bang 1. n. Common spoken name for ! (ASCII 0100001), especially when used in pronouncing a bang path in spoken hackish. In elder days this was considered a CMUish usage, with MIT and Stanford hackers preferring excl or shriek; but the spread of Unix has carried ?bang? with it (esp. via the term bang path) and it is now certainly the most common spoken name for !. Note that it is used exclusively for non-emphatic written !; one would not say ?Congratulations bang? (except possibly for humorous purposes), but if one wanted to specify the exact characters ?foo!? one would speak ?Eff oh oh bang?. See shriek, ASCII. 2. interj. An exclamation signifying roughly ?I have achieved enlightenment!?, or ?The dynamite has cleared out my brain!? Often used to acknowledge that one has perpetrated a thinko immediately after one has been called on it.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

bang 1. A common spoken name for "!" (ASCII 33), especially when used in pronouncing a bang path in spoken hackish. In elder days this was considered a CMUish usage, with MIT and Stanford hackers preferring excl or shriek; but the spread of Unix has carried "bang" with it (especially via the term bang path) and it is now certainly the most common spoken name for "!". Note that it is used exclusively for non-emphatic written "!"; one would not say "Congratulations bang" (except possibly for humorous purposes), but if one wanted to specify the exact characters "foo!" one would speak "Eff oh oh bang". See pling, shriek, ASCII. 2. An exclamation signifying roughly "I have achieved enlightenment!", or "The dynamite has cleared out my brain!" Often used to acknowledge that one has perpetrated a thinko immediately after one has been called on it. [Jargon File] (1995-01-31)