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Meaning of GANG

Pronunciation:  gang

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  tool consisting of a combination of implements arranged to work together
  2. [n]  an organized group of workmen
  3. [n]  an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"
  4. [n]  an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the same crowd"
  5. [v]  act as a gang

GANG is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: bunch, crew, crowd, gang up, mob, pack, ring, work party
 See Also: aggroup, assemblage, association, chain gang, crewman, detail, gangdom, gangland, gangster, gathering, ground crew, ground-service crew, group, hands, manpower, men, mobster, nest, organized crime, road gang, section gang, social unit, stage crew, tool, unit, work force, workforce, youth gang



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gang\, v. i. [AS. gangan, akin to OS. & OHG. gangan, Icel.
    ganga, Goth. gaggan; cf. Lith. ?engti to walk, Skr. ja?gha
    leg. [root]48. Cf. {Go}.]
    To go; to walk.
    Note: Obsolete in English literature, but still used in the
          North of England, and also in Scotland.
  2. \Gang\, n. [Icel. gangr a going, gang, akin to AS., D., G.,
    & Dan. gang a going, Goth. gaggs street, way. See {Gang}, v.
    1. A going; a course. [Obs.]
    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. (Naut.) A set; all required for an outfit; as, a new gang
       of stays.
    5. [Cf. {Gangue}.] (Mining) The mineral substance which
       incloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue.
    {Gang board}, or {Gang plank}. (Naut.)
       (a) A board or plank, with cleats for steps, forming a
           bridge by which to enter or leave a vessel.
       (b) 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. [Obs.] --Halliwell.
    {Gang week}, Rogation week, when formerly processions were
       made to survey the bounds of parishes. --Halliwell.
    {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. --Knight.
    {Slabbing gang}, an arrangement of saws which cuts slabs from
       two sides of a log, leaving the middle part as a thick
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are a gang member means your need to achieve and accomplish things through force and intimidation. Dreaming that you are confronted or threatened by a gang means circumstances or situations in your waking life which are overwhelming and you feel has ganged up on you.
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