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GANG

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gang mean? 

GANG (noun)
  The noun GANG has 4 senses:

1. an association of criminals
2. an informal body of friends
3. an organized group of workmen
4. tool consisting of a combination of implements arranged to work together

  Familiarity information: GANG used as a noun is uncommon.


GANG (verb)
  The verb GANG has 1 sense:

1. act as an organized group

  Familiarity information: GANG used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GANG (noun)


Sense 1gang [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An association of criminals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

gang; mob; pack; ring

Context examples:

police tried to break up the gang / a pack of thieves

Hypernyms ("gang" is a kind of...):

association (a formal organization of people or groups of people)

Meronyms (members of "gang"):

gangster; mobster (a criminal who is a member of gang)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gang"):

nest (a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality)

youth gang (a gang whose members are teenagers)

Holonyms ("gang" is a member of...):

gangdom; gangland; organized crime (underworld organizations)


Sense 2gang [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An informal body of friends

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

bunch; crowd; gang; crew

Context example:

he still hangs out with the same crowd

Hypernyms ("gang" is a kind of...):

assemblage; gathering (a group of persons together in one place)


Sense 3gang [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An organized group of workmen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

work party; crew; gang

Hypernyms ("gang" is a kind of...):

social unit; unit (an organization regarded as part of a larger social group)

Meronyms (members of "gang"):

crewman (a member of a work crew)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gang"):

road gang (a gang of road workers)

shift (a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time)

detail (a crew of workers selected for a particular task)

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)

stage crew (crew of workers who move scenery or handle properties in a theatrical production)

section gang (a work crew assigned to a section of a railroad)

Holonyms ("gang" is a member of...):

hands; manpower; men; work force; workforce (the force of workers available)


Sense 4gang [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tool consisting of a combination of implements arranged to work together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("gang" is a kind of...):

tool (an implement used in the practice of a vocation)


GANG (verb)


Sense 1gang [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act as an organized group

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

gang; gang up

Hypernyms (to "gang" is one way to...):

aggroup; group (form a group or group together)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s PP


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