Gang meaning

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The definition of a gang is a group of people who spend a lot of time together, often for negative purposes such as stealing or attacking others.

An example of a gang is a group of youths who frequently rob stores and beat up others.

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A group of criminals or hoodlums who band together for mutual protection and profit.
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A group of adolescents who band together, especially a group of delinquents.
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A group of people who associate regularly on a social basis.

The whole gang from the office went to a clambake.

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A group of laborers organized together on one job or under one foreperson.

A railroad gang.

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A matched or coordinated set, as of tools.

A gang of chisels.

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A pack of wolves or wild dogs.
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A herd, especially of buffalo or elk.
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To band together as a group or gang.
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To arrange or assemble into a group, as for simultaneous operation or production.

Gang several pages onto one printing plate.

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To attack as an organized group.
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A group of people associated together in some way.
  • A group of workers directed by a foreman.
  • An organized group of criminals.
  • A squad of convicts at work.
  • A group of youths from one neighborhood banded together for social reasons; often specif., a band of juvenile delinquents.
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A set of like tools, machines, components, etc., designed or arranged to work together.

Gang drills.

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A very large number of persons or things.
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To form, or be associated in, a gang (with up)
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To attack as a gang.
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To arrange in a gang, or coordinated set.
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To go or work.
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(intransitive, chiefly UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To go; walk; proceed.
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(now chiefly dialectal) A going, journey; a course, path, track.
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A number going in company; a number of friends or persons associated for a particular purpose.

The Gashouse Gang.

The gang from our office is going out for drinks Friday night.

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A group of laborers under one foreman; a squad.

A gang of sailors; a railroad gang.

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(US) A criminal group with a common cultural background and identifying features, often associated with a particular section of a city.

A youth gang; a neighborhood gang; motorcycle gang.

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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.

The Winter Hill gang; the Gang of Four.

Not all members of the Gang of Six are consistent in their opposition to filibuster.

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(US) A chain gang.
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A combination of similar tools or implements arranged so as, by acting together, to save time or labor; a set.

A gang of saws; a gang of plows.

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A set; all required for an outfit.

A new gang of stays.

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

An outlet gang box; a double gang switch.

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(electrics) A group of wires attached as a bundle.

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.

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(mining) The mineral substance which encloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue.
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(intransitive) To band together as a group or gang.

"Let's gang up on them."

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Eye dialect spelling of gan.
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Origin of gang

From Middle English gangen, from Old English gangan (“to go, walk, turn out”), from Proto-Germanic *ganganą (“to go, walk”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰengʰ- (“to step, walk”). Cognate with Scots gang (“to go on foot, walk”), Swedish gånga (“to walk, go”), Faroese ganga (“to walk”), Icelandic ganga (“to walk, go”). Ultimately: related to etym. 2, see below.