Definition of Gang

1. Noun. An association of criminals. "A pack of thieves"

Exact synonyms: Mob, Pack, Ring
Generic synonyms: Association
Specialized synonyms: Nest, Youth Gang
Group relationships: Gangdom, Gangland, Organized Crime
Member holonyms: Gangster, Mobster
Derivative terms: Gangdom, Gangster, Mobster

2. Verb. Act as an organized group.
Exact synonyms: Gang Up
Generic synonyms: Aggroup, Group

3. Noun. An informal body of friends. "He still hangs out with the same crowd"
Exact synonyms: Bunch, Crew, Crowd
Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering

4. Noun. An organized group of workmen.
Exact synonyms: Crew, Work Party
Generic synonyms: Social Unit, Unit
Group relationships: Hands, Manpower, Men, Work Force, Workforce
Specialized synonyms: Shift, Detail, Chain Gang, Ground Crew, Ground-service Crew, Road Gang, Section Gang, Stage Crew
Member holonyms: Crewman

5. Noun. Tool consisting of a combination of implements arranged to work together.
Generic synonyms: Tool

Definition of Gang

1. v. i. To go; to walk.

2. n. A going; a course.

Definition of Gang

1. Verb. (intransitive chiefly UK dialectal Northern England Scotland) To go; walk; proceed. ¹

2. Noun. (context: Now chiefly dialectal) A going, journey; a course, path, track ¹

3. Noun. A number going in company; hence, a company, or a number of persons associated for a particular purpose ¹

4. Noun. a group of laborers under one foreman; a squad ¹

5. Noun. (American English) A criminal group with a common cultural background and identifying features, often associated with a particular section of a city. ¹

6. Noun. A group of criminals or alleged criminals who band together for mutual protection and profit, or a group of politicians united in furtherance of a political goal. ¹

7. Noun. (American English) A chain gang. ¹

8. Noun. A combination of similar tools or implements arranged so as, by acting together, to save time or labor; a set ¹

9. Noun. A set; all required for an outfit ¹

10. Noun. (context: electrics) A number of switches or other electrical devices wired into one unit and covered by one faceplate. ¹

11. Noun. (context: electrics) A group of wires attached as a bundle; ¹

12. Noun. The mineral substance which incloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue. ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive) To band together as a group or gang. ¹

14. Verb. (form of Eye-dialect spelling gan) ¹

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Definition of Gang

1. to form into a gang (a group) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Gang

1. 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 labour; 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. [Cf. Gangue. The mineral substance which incloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue. Gang board, or Gang plank. A board or plank, with cleats for steps, forming a bridge by which to enter or leave a vessel. A plank within or without the bulwarks of a vessel's waist, for the sentinel to walk on. Gang cask, a small cask in which to bring water aboard ships or in which it is kept on deck. Gang cultivator, Gang plow, a cultivator or plow in which several shares are attached to one frame, so as to make two or more furrows at the same time. Gang days, Rogation days; the time of perambulating parishes. See Gang week (below). Gang drill, a drilling machine having a number of drills driven from a common shaft. Gang master, a master or employer of a gang of workmen. Gang plank. See Gang board (above). Gang plow. See Gang cultivator (above). Gang press, a press for operating upon a pile or row of objects separated by intervening plates. Gang saw, a saw fitted to be one of a combination or gang of saws hung together in a frame or sash, and set at fixed distances apart. Gang tide. See Gang week (below). Gang tooth, a projecting tooth. Gang week, Rogation week, when formerly processions were made to survey the bounds of parishes. Live gang, or Round gang, the Western and the Eastern names, respectively, for a gang of saws for cutting the round log into boards at one operation. Slabbing gang, an arrangement of saws which cuts slabs from two sides of a log, leaving the middle part as a thick beam. Origin: Icel. Gangr a going, gang, akin to AS, D, G, & Dan. Gang a going, Goth. Gaggs street, way. See Gang. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gang

gandy dancer
gandy dancers
gang (current term)
gang bangs
gang fight
gang rape
gang rapes
gang rapist
gang sign

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