Bang

Adverb

  • With a sudden impact.

    "Distracted, he ran bang into the opening door."

  • Precisely.

    "He arrived bang on time."

  • Right, directly.

    "The passenger door was bang against the garage wall."

Interjection

  • a verbal emulation of a sudden percussive sound

    "He pointed his finger at her like a gun and said, "Bang!""

Noun

  • A sudden percussive noise.

    "When he struck it with a hammer, there was a loud bang."

  • (US, especially plural) A fringe of hair cut across the forehead.

    "Tiffany has long hair and bangs."

  • (figuratively) An act of sexual intercourse.
  • (slang, US, Boston area) An abrupt left turn.
  • An explosion.
  • (in the plural) Brucellosis, a bacterial disease
  • (mathematics) A factorial, in mathematics, because the factorial of n is often written as n!
  • (slang, mining) An explosive product.

    "Load the bang into the hole."

  • A strike upon an object causing such a noise.
  • (US) The symbol !, known as an exclamation point.

    "An e-mail address with an"

  • An offbeat figure typical of reggae songs and played on guitar and piano.

Verb

  • (transitive) To cut squarely across, as the tail of a horse, or a person's forelock; to cut (the hair).
  • (intransitive) To make sudden loud noises, and often repeatedly, especially by exploding or hitting something.

    "My head was banging after drinking all night at the concert."

  • (with "in") To hammer or to hit anything hard.

    "Hold the picture while I bang in this nail."

  • (intransitive) To make sudden loud noises, and often repeatedly, especially by exploding or hitting something.

    "Stop banging on the door. I heard you the first time!"

  • (transitive, intransitive) To hit hard.

    "David and Mary banged into each other."

  • (intransitive) To make sudden loud noises, and often repeatedly, especially by exploding or hitting something.

    "The fireworks banged away all through the night."

  • (transitive, intransitive) To hit hard.

    "He banged the door shut."

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