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Definition of Bang


  1. To beat, as with a club or cudgel; to treat with violence; to handle roughly.
  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.
  3. 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.
  4. A blow as with a club; a heavy blow.
  5. The sound produced by a sudden concussion.
  6. To cut squarely across, as the tail of a hors, or the forelock of human beings; to cut (the hair).
  7. The short, front hair combed down over the forehead, esp. when cut squarely across; a false front of hair similarly worn.
  8. Alt. of Bangue

Bang Quotations

If the rate of expansion one second after the Big Bang had been smaller by even one part in a hundred thousand million million, it would have recollapsed before it reached its present size. On the other hand, if it had been greater by a part in a million, the universe would have expanded too rapidly for stars and planets to form.
Stephen Hawking

There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
Alfred Hitchcock

The radiation left over from the Big Bang is the same as that in your microwave oven but very much less powerful. It would heat your pizza only to minus 271.3*C - not much good for defrosting the pizza, let alone cooking it.
Stephen Hawking

This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but a whimper.
T. S. Eliot

Having hit a wall, the next logical step is not to bang our heads against it.
Stephen Harper
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Bang Translations

bang in Dutch is dichtslaan
bang in German is Knall, Knall, schlagen, knallen, Schlag
bang in Portuguese is estrondo
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