1. [ verb ] strike violently
Synonyms: slam

"slam the ball"

Related terms: hit knock
2. [ verb ] close violently
Synonyms: slam

"He slammed the door shut"

Related terms: close slam
3. [ verb ] to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound

: "One of them banged the sash of the window nearest my bed"

Related terms: go
4. [ noun ] a vigorous blow
Synonyms: smash bash belt knock

"the sudden knock floored him" "he took a bash right in his face" "he got a bang on the head"

Related terms: bump slam smash sock belt
5. [ noun ] a sudden very loud noise
Synonyms: clap blast loud_noise eruption blowup
Related terms: noise water_hammer blast
6. [ noun ] (zoology) a fringe of banged hair (cut short squarely across the forehead)
Related terms: hairdo
7. [ verb ] move noisily

"The window banged shut" "The old man banged around the house"

Related terms: travel
8. [ adverb ] (informal) directly
Synonyms: slapdash smack bolt slap

"he ran bang into the pole" "ran slap into her"

Related terms: colloquialism
9. [ verb ] (sexuality) have sexual intercourse with
Synonyms: be_intimate make_love sleep_with do_it get_laid make_out eff lie_with have_intercourse have_it_away screw have_it_off fuck jazz know hump have_sex bed have_a_go_at_it get_it_on bonk roll_in_the_hay love

"This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm" "Adam knew Eve" (know is archaic) "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

Related terms: copulate take fornicate archaism neck bed love fuck lover sexual_love
10. [ noun ] the swift release of a store of affective force
Synonyms: thrill kick rush flush boot charge

"they got a great bang out of it" "what a boot!" "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin" "he does it for kicks"

Related terms: exhilaration exhilarate agitate
11. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 10675
12. [ verb ] leap. jerk, bang (dialectal)
Synonyms: spang

"Bullets spanged into the trees"

Related terms: hit dialect
13. [ noun ] a conspicuous success
Synonyms: hit smasher strike smash

"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"

Related terms: success sleeper blockbuster
Similar spelling:   Bangs