(noun, verb, adverb, interjection)


1. directly

- he ran bang into the pole

Similar word(s): bolt, slap, slapdash, smack

Sentences with bang as an adverb:

- The passenger door was bang against the garage wall.

- He arrived bang on time.

- Distracted, he ran bang into the opening door.


1. a verbal emulation of a sudden percussive sound

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


1. a vigorous blow

- he got a bang on the head

Similar word(s): bash, belt, knock, smash

Definition categories: event, blow, bump

2. a sudden very loud noise

Similar word(s): bam, blast, clap, eruption

Definition categories: event, noise

3. a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead

Similar word(s): fringe

Definition categories: body, coif, coiffure, hairdo, hairstyle

4. the swift release of a store of affective force

- they got a great bang out of it

Similar word(s): boot, charge, flush, kick, rush, thrill

Definition categories: feeling, excitement, exhilaration

5. a great success

- the party went with a bang

Similar word(s): hit, smash, smasher, strike

Definition categories: act, success

Sentences with bang as a noun:

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

- Tiffany has long hair and bangs.

- Load the bang into the hole.


1. strike violently

Similar word(s): slam

Definition categories: contact, hit

2. to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound

- One of them banged the sash of the window nearest my bed

Definition categories: perception, go, sound

3. close violently

Similar word(s): slam

Definition categories: contact, close, shut

4. move noisily

- The window banged shut

- The old man banged around the house

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

5. have sexual intercourse with

Similar word(s): bed, bonk, hump, jazz, know, love, screw

Definition categories: contact, copulate, couple, mate, pair

6. leap, jerk, bang

Similar word(s): spang

Definition categories: contact, hit, strike

Sentences with bang as a verb:

- The fireworks banged away all through the night.

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

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

- He banged the door shut.

- David and Mary banged into each other.

- Hold the picture while I bang in this nail.