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  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bang  \Bang\,  v.  i. 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bang  \Bang\,  n. 
  1.  A  blow  as  with  a  club;  a  heavy  blow. 
 
  Many  a  stiff  thwack,  many  a  bang.  --Hudibras. 
 
  2.  The  sound  produced  by  a  sudden  concussion. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bang  \Bang\,  v.  t. 
  To  cut  squarely  across  as  the  tail  of  a  hors,  or  the 
  forelock  of  human  beings;  to  cut  (the  hair). 
 
  His  hair  banged  even  with  his  eyebrows.  --The  Century 
  Mag. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bang  \Bang\,  n. 
  The  short,  front  hair  combed  down  over  the  forehead,  esp. 
  when  cut  squarely  across  a  false  front  of  hair  similarly 
  worn. 
 
  His  hair  cut  in  front  like  a  young  lady's  bang.  --W.  D. 
  Howells. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bang  \Bang\,  Bangue  \Bangue\,  n. 
  See  {Bhang}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bang  \Bang\,  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. 
 
  The  desperate  tempest  hath  so  banged  the  Turks. 
  --Shak. 
 
  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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bang 
  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},  {smash},  {belt}] 
  2:  a  sudden  very  loud  noise  [syn:  {blowup},  {clap},  {eruption}, 
  {blast},  {loud  noise}] 
  3:  a  fringe  of  banged  hair  (cut  short  squarely  across  the 
  forehead) 
  4:  the  release  of  a  store  of  affective  force;  "they  got  a  great 
  bang  out  of  it";  "what  a  rush!";  "he  does  it  for  kicks" 
  [syn:  {charge},  {rush},  {flush},  {thrill},  {kick}] 
  5:  a  conspicuous  success;  "that  song  was  his  first  hit  and 
  marked  the  beginning  of  his  career"  [syn:  {hit},  {smash}, 
  {strike}] 
  adv  :  (informal)  directly;  "he  ran  bang  into  the  pole";  "ran  slap 
  into  her"  [syn:  {slap},  {slapdash},  {smack},  {bolt}] 
  v  1:  strike  violently  [syn:  {slam}] 
  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}] 
  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"  (know  is  archaic); 
  "Were  you  ever  intimate  with  this  man?"  [syn:  {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},  {get  it  on},  {bonk}] 
  6:  leap.  jerk,  bang  (dialectal);  "Bullets  spanged  into  the 
  trees"  [syn:  {spang}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  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 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  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  {CMU}ish  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) 
 
 




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