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gang 1

 (găng)
n.
1. A group of criminals or hoodlums who band together for mutual protection and profit.
2. A group of adolescents who band together, especially a group of delinquents.
3. Informal A group of people who associate regularly on a social basis: The whole gang from the office went to a clambake.
4. A group of laborers organized together on one job or under one foreperson: a railroad gang.
5. A matched or coordinated set, as of tools: a gang of chisels.
6.
a. A pack of wolves or wild dogs.
b. A herd, especially of buffalo or elk.
v. ganged, gang·ing, gangs
v.intr.
To band together as a group or gang.
v.tr.
1. To arrange or assemble into a group, as for simultaneous operation or production: gang several pages onto one printing plate.
2. To attack as an organized group.
Phrasal Verb:
gang up
1. To join together in opposition or attack: The older children were always ganging up on the little ones.
2. To act together as a group: various agencies ganging up to combat the use of illicit drugs.

[Middle English, band of men, from Old English, journey, and Old Norse -gangr, journey, group (as in thjofagangr, gang of thieves).]

gang 2

 (găng)
n.
Variant of gangue.

gang

(ɡæŋ)
n
1. a group of people who associate together or act as an organized body, esp for criminal or illegal purposes
2. an organized group of workmen
3. (Zoology) a herd of buffaloes or elks or a pack of wild dogs
4. (Agriculture) NZ a group of shearers who travel to different shearing sheds, shearing, classing, and baling wool
5. (Mechanical Engineering)
a. a series of similar tools arranged to work simultaneously in parallel
b. (as modifier): a gang saw.
vb
6. to form into, become part of, or act as a gang
7. (Electronics) (tr) electronics to mount (two or more components, such as variable capacitors) on the same shaft, permitting adjustment by a single control
[Old English gang journey; related to Old Norse gangr, Old High German gang, Sanskrit jangha foot]
ganged adj

gang

(ɡæŋ)
vb
Scot to go
[Old English gangan to go1]

gang

(ɡæŋ)
n
1. (Metallurgy) a variant spelling of gangue
2. (Mining & Quarrying) a variant spelling of gangue

gang1

(gæŋ)
n.
1. a group or band: a gang of sightseers.
2. a group of youths who associate closely for social reasons, esp. such a group engaging in delinquent behavior.
3. a group of people with compatible tastes or interests: I'm throwing a party for the gang I bowl with.
4. a group of persons working together.
5. a group of persons associated for some criminal or other antisocial purpose: a gang of thieves.
6. a set of tools, electronic components or circuits, oars, etc., arranged to work together.
7. a group of identical or related items.
v.t.
8. to arrange in groups or sets: to gang illustrations on one sheet.
9. to attack in a gang.
v.i.
10. to form or act as a gang.
11. gang up on, to set upon or attack as a group.
[1300–50; Old English gang, gong manner of going, way, passage; c. Old High German gang, Old Norse gangr; compare gang2]

gang2

(gæŋ)

v.i. Chiefly Scot.
to go.
[before 900; Old English gangan, gongan]

Gang

 a full set of things; a quantity or amount carried at one time; a group of persons doing the same work; a group of people or things connected to one another. See also company, set, team.
Examples: gang of ale, 1590; of beer, 1590; of buffaloes, 1807; of captives, 1883; of cartwheels [set of four]; a chain gang; of chronographers, 1677; of clerks, 1668; of convicts; of coopers, 1863; of criminals, 1883; of dogs, 1740; of elk; of heretics, 1848; of light harrows [set], 1806; of horseshoes [set], 1590; of housebreakers, 1701; of labourers; of milk, 1827; of oars, 1726; of peat [amount brought by ponies on one trip], 1808; of ploughs, 1874; of porters, 1700; of ruffians; of saws [set], 1883; of shrouds [suit of sails], 1690; of slaves, 1790; of teeth, 1674; of thieves, 1782; of varlets, 1632; of water, 1858; of women [of silly women], 1645; of workmen.

gang

(group)
Past participle: ganged
Gerund: ganging

Imperative
gang
gang
Present
I gang
you gang
he/she/it gangs
we gang
you gang
they gang
Preterite
I ganged
you ganged
he/she/it ganged
we ganged
you ganged
they ganged
Present Continuous
I am ganging
you are ganging
he/she/it is ganging
we are ganging
you are ganging
they are ganging
Present Perfect
I have ganged
you have ganged
he/she/it has ganged
we have ganged
you have ganged
they have ganged
Past Continuous
I was ganging
you were ganging
he/she/it was ganging
we were ganging
you were ganging
they were ganging
Past Perfect
I had ganged
you had ganged
he/she/it had ganged
we had ganged
you had ganged
they had ganged
Future
I will gang
you will gang
he/she/it will gang
we will gang
you will gang
they will gang
Future Perfect
I will have ganged
you will have ganged
he/she/it will have ganged
we will have ganged
you will have ganged
they will have ganged
Future Continuous
I will be ganging
you will be ganging
he/she/it will be ganging
we will be ganging
you will be ganging
they will be ganging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ganging
you have been ganging
he/she/it has been ganging
we have been ganging
you have been ganging
they have been ganging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ganging
you will have been ganging
he/she/it will have been ganging
we will have been ganging
you will have been ganging
they will have been ganging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ganging
you had been ganging
he/she/it had been ganging
we had been ganging
you had been ganging
they had been ganging
Conditional
I would gang
you would gang
he/she/it would gang
we would gang
you would gang
they would gang
Past Conditional
I would have ganged
you would have ganged
he/she/it would have ganged
we would have ganged
you would have ganged
they would have ganged

gang

(Scottish)
Past participle: gane
Gerund: ganging

Imperative
gang
gang
Present
I gang
you gang
he/she/it gangs
we gang
you gang
they gang
Preterite
I gaed
you gaed
he/she/it gaed
we gaed
you gaed
they gaed
Present Continuous
I am ganging
you are ganging
he/she/it is ganging
we are ganging
you are ganging
they are ganging
Present Perfect
I have gane
you have gane
he/she/it has gane
we have gane
you have gane
they have gane
Past Continuous
I was ganging
you were ganging
he/she/it was ganging
we were ganging
you were ganging
they were ganging
Past Perfect
I had gane
you had gane
he/she/it had gane
we had gane
you had gane
they had gane
Future
I will gang
you will gang
he/she/it will gang
we will gang
you will gang
they will gang
Future Perfect
I will have gane
you will have gane
he/she/it will have gane
we will have gane
you will have gane
they will have gane
Future Continuous
I will be ganging
you will be ganging
he/she/it will be ganging
we will be ganging
you will be ganging
they will be ganging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ganging
you have been ganging
he/she/it has been ganging
we have been ganging
you have been ganging
they have been ganging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ganging
you will have been ganging
he/she/it will have been ganging
we will have been ganging
you will have been ganging
they will have been ganging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ganging
you had been ganging
he/she/it had been ganging
we had been ganging
you had been ganging
they had been ganging
Conditional
I would gang
you would gang
he/she/it would gang
we would gang
you would gang
they would gang
Past Conditional
I would have gane
you would have gane
he/she/it would have gane
we would have gane
you would have gane
they would have gane
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gang - an association of criminalsgang - an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"
association - a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association"
nest - a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality; "a nest of thieves"
youth gang - a gang whose members are teenagers
gangdom, gangland, organized crime - underworld organizations
gangster, mobster - a criminal who is a member of gang
2.gang - an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the same crowd"
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
3.gang - an organized group of workmengang - an organized group of workmen  
social unit, unit - an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"
manpower, men, work force, workforce, hands - the force of workers available
shift - a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time
detail - a crew of workers selected for a particular task; "a detail was sent to remove the fallen trees"
chain gang - a gang of convicts chained together
ground crew, ground-service crew - the crew of technicians and mechanics who service aircraft on the ground
road gang - a gang of road workers
section gang - a work crew assigned to a section of a railroad
stage crew - crew of workers who move scenery or handle properties in a theatrical production
crewman - a member of a work crew
4.gang - tool consisting of a combination of implements arranged to work together
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
Verb1.gang - act as an organized group
aggroup, group - form a group or group together

gang

noun
1. group, crowd, pack, company, party, lot, band, crew (informal), bunch, mob, horde He was attacked by a gang of youths.
2. ring, firm (slang), organization, band, cell, mob, syndicate an underworld gang
3. circle, group, crowd, company, set, crew, fellowship, fraternity, posse (slang), clique, coterie Come on over; we've got lots of the old gang here.
4. squad, team, troop, force, shift, dream team, troupe a gang of labourers

gang

noun
1. An organized group of criminals, hoodlums, or wrongdoers:
Informal: mob.
2. Informal. A particular social group:
Informal: bunch.
3. A group of people organized for a particular purpose:
phrasal verb
gang up
To assemble or join in a group:
Translations
عِصَابَةعِصابَهفِرْقَه، مَجْموعَه
gangpartaskupina
bandesjakarbejdshold
jengi
banda
glæpaflokkurhópur
ギャング
gangsterissusidėti sususimokytiveikti prieš
bandabrigāde
ekipatolpazdružiti se
gäng
สมัครพรรคพวก
băng nhóm

gang

[gæŋ]
A. N [of thieves] → banda f, pandilla f; [of friends, youths] → grupo m (pej) → pandilla f; [of workmen] → cuadrilla f, brigada f
the Gang Of Four (Pol, Hist) → la Banda de los Cuatro
he's one of the gang nowya es uno de los nuestros
B. CPD gang rape Nviolación f en grupo
gang together VI + ADVformar un grupo or una pandilla, agruparse
gang up VI + ADVunirse (with a) to gang up on or against sbunirse en contra de algn
I feel everybody's ganging up on metengo la sensación de que todos se han unido en mi contra

gang

[ˈgæŋ] n
[youths] → bande f, groupe m
[criminals] → gang m
rival gangs → des gangs rivaux
(= social group) → bande f
He wasn't really one of our gang → Il ne faisait pas vraiment partie de la bande.
[workers] → équipe f
gang up
vi
to gang up on sb → se liguer contre qn
to gang up against sb → se liguer contre qn

gang

nHaufen m, → Schar f; (of workers, prisoners)Kolonne f, → Trupp m; (of criminals, youths, terrorists)Bande f, → Gang f; (of friends etc: = clique) → Clique f, → Haufen m (inf); there was a whole gang of themes war ein ganzer Haufen; do you want to be in our gang?möchtest du zu unserer Bande/Clique gehören?; the Gang of Fourdie Viererbande

gang

[gæŋ] n (of thieves, youths) → banda; (of friends) → comitiva; (of workmen) → squadra
gang up vi + adv to gang up (with)mettersi insieme (a or con)
to gang up on or against sb → far comunella contro qn

gang

(gӕŋ) noun
1. a number (of workmen etc) working together. a gang of men working on the railway.
2. a group (of people), usually formed for a bad purpose. a gang of jewel thieves.
ˈgangster noun
a member of a gang of criminals.
gang up on
to join or act with a person etc against (some other person etc).
gang up with
to join or act with.

gang

عِصَابَة gang bande Bande συμμορία pandilla jengi groupe banda banda ギャング bende gjeng gang gang, gangue банда gäng สมัครพรรคพวก çete băng nhóm 团伙

gang

n pandilla
References in classic literature ?
Dick was the foreman of a gang of paid workmen, who had replaced the millionaires in mere manual labor, and the WE was a polite figure of speech.
The whole gang of sailors, likewise, observing the press of spectators, and learning the purport of the scarlet letter, came and thrust their sunburnt and desperado-looking faces into the ring.
Ichabod became the object of whimsical persecution to Bones and his gang of rough riders.
The fact is, boys, that sword-fish only began the job; he's come back again with a gang of ship-carpenters, saw-fish, and file-fish, and what not; and the whole posse of 'em are now hard at work cutting and slashing at the bottom; making improvements, I suppose.
It was arranged that they should leave the following spring, and meantime Jurgis sold himself to a contractor for a certain time, and tramped nearly four hundred miles from home with a gang of men to work upon a railroad in Smolensk.
So 't was before we started, and I hadn't got my gang chained up; so what should she do but ups on a cotton-bale, like a cat, ketches a knife from one of the deck hands, and, I tell ye, she made all fly for a minit, till she saw 't wan't no use; and she jest turns round, and pitches head first, young un and all, into the river,--went down plump, and never ris.
We had a gang of men on the road, working mainly by night.
Now, we'll start this band of robbers and call it Tom Sawyer's Gang.
It 'uz jes fair daylight when we passed our plantation, en I seed a gang o' niggers en white folks huntin' up en down de sho', en troublin' deyselves a good deal 'bout me; but I warn't troublin' myself none 'bout dem.
AFTER dinner all the gang turned out to hunt for turtle eggs on the bar.
She was then able to walk, though but slowly, and was moving awaybut her terror and her purse were too tempting, and she was followed, or rather surrounded, by the whole gang, demanding more.
Very like the robbers were for putting them through the window to open the doors to the gang after all were asleep, that they might murder us at their ease.