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See also Gang, gång, gäng, gāng, gǎng, gàng, găng, and gắng

English

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
gang

Plural
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  1. A going; a course.
  2. A number going in company; hence, a company, or a number of persons associated for a particular purpose; a group of laborers under one foreman; a squad; as, a gang of sailors; a chain gang; a gang of thieves.
  3. A combination of similar implements arranged so as, by acting together, to save time or labor; a set; as, a gang of saws, or of plows.
  4. A set; all required for an outfit; as, a new gang of stays.
  5. The mineral substance which incloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue.
  6. (Electrical components) The number of switches wired into one face plate.
  7. (electrical components) A group of wires attached as a collection; a gang of wires.
    Do a drop for the telephone gang, then another drop for the internet gang, both through the ceiling of the wiring closet.

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to gang

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to gang (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To band together as a group or gang.

Derived terms

See also

Appendix:Collective nouns


Afrikaans

Noun

gang

  1. passageway, alley

Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology

gaan + -ing

Noun

gang m. (plural gangen, diminutive gangetje)

  1. passageway, alley
  2. gait
  3. journey
  4. hallway, corridor

Derived terms


Indonesian

Etymology

Dutch gang, passageway, alley.

Noun

gang

  1. Alleyway, alley, narrow street. A narrow pathway bound by walls on both sides.
    • gang buntu — dead-end alley
  2. An organized crime group.
  3. A group of people with distinct identity such as high school friend group. See also geng.

Verb

gang

  1. To form a gang group.

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

gang

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of three tones, gāng, gǎng, or gàng.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Norwegian

Noun

gang m. (definite singular gangen; indefinite plural ganger; definite plural gangene)

  1. hall, hallway
    Sett fra deg skoene i gangen – Leave your shoes in the hallway
  2. passage, corridor
    I enden av den lange gangen er klasserommet – The class room is at the end of the long corridor
  3. aisle
  4. walk, path
  5. walk, walking, going
  6. walk, gait
    Gangen hans er litt merkelig – His gait is a bit weird
  7. working, running, action, movement, motion, operation
  8. course; passage
    Livets gangCourse of life
  9. course; march
  10. time
    Vi vant fem ganger på rad! – We won five times in a row!
  11. plot, action
    Historiens gang var litt komplisert – The history's plot was a little complicated
  12. (mining) dike, lode
  13. vein
  14. (anatomy) duct

Scots

Etymology

Old English gangan, Old Norse ganga, with inflected forms from gān ( > English go).

Pronunciation

Verb

tae gang (third-person singular simple present gangs, present participle gaun, simple past gaed, past participle gaen)

Infinitive
tae gang

Third person singular
gangs

Simple past
gaed

Past participle
gaen

Present participle
gaun

  1. To go.
    And I will love thee still, my dear
    Till a’ the seas gang dry. - Robert Burns - A Red, Red, Rose

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