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Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

See also pāng, páng, pǎng, and pàng

English

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
pang

Plural
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  1. (often Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A paroxysm of extreme physical pain or anguish; a sudden and transitory agony; a throe.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part II, act 3, sc. 3,
      See, how the pangs of death do make him grin!
    • 1888, Oscar Wilde, "The Nightingale and the Rose" in The Happy Prince and Other Tales,
      So the Nightingale pressed closer against the thorn, and the thorn touched her heart, and a fierce pang of pain shot through her.
  2. (often Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A sharp, sudden feeling of a mental or emotional nature, as of joy or sorrow.
    • 1867, Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Guardian Angel, ch. 7,
      He was startled with a piece of information which gave him such an exquisite pang of delight that he could hardly keep the usual quiet of his demeanor.

Related terms

Verb

Infinitive
to pang

Third person singular
pangs

Simple past
panged

Past participle
-

Present participle
panging

to pang (third-person singular simple present pangs, present participle panging, simple past and past participle panged)
  1. (transitive) To torment; to torture; to cause to have great pain or suffering.
    • 1918, Christopher Morley, "On Unanswering Letters" in Mince Pie,
      It panged him so to say good-bye when he had to leave.

Estonian

Noun

pang

  1. bucket

Synonyms


Mandarin

Pinyin

pang (form of pang0 or pang5)

  1. : pong, used with ping for ping pong

Pinyin syllable

pang

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, pāng, páng, pǎng, or pàng.

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.


Swedish

Interjection

pang

  1. bang (verbal percussive sound)


This Swedish entry was created from the translations listed at bang. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see pang in the Swedish Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) May 2008

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