Crossword clues for gang
- An association of criminals
- An informal body of friends
- An organized group of workmen
- Tool consisting of a combination of implements arranged to work together
- Kind of way or war
- Go, to Burns
- Unruly mob
- Troop of toughs
- Capone led one
- Kind of plank
- Unholy group
- Group up to no good
- Unsavory group
- Street band
- Problem group
- Outlaw outfit
- China's ___ of Four
- Work group
- "___ aft a-gley"
- Jets or Sharks, in "West Side Story"
- Close group
- Kind of plank or way
- Antisocial group
- Toughs having a turf
- Moll's milieu
- Capone's group
- Jets or Sharks
- Grips or Bloods
- The Daltons, e.g.
- Homeboys' "fraternity"
- The Daltons, for example
- The Jets, for one
- Police target
- Thieves' group
- Kind of warfare
- Turf defenders
- Something that may be busted
- What a prisoner's tattoo may signify
- Tattoo identification, maybe
- Club familiars
- What a tattoo may identify
- The Jets, e.g.
- Turf group
- What graffiti may signify
- "Our ___"
- Crips or Bloods
- Sharks, e.g.
- Blood members, e.g.
- Bloods or Crips
- Racketeering outfit
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Gang \Gang\ (g[a^]ng), v. i. [AS. gangan, akin to OS. & OHG. gangan, Icel. ganga, Goth. gaggan; cf. Lith. [zdot]engti to walk, Skr. ja[.n]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.
Gang \Gang\, n. [Icel. gangr a going, gang, akin to AS., D., G., & Dan. gang a going, Goth. gaggs street, way. See Gang, v. i.]
A going; a course. [Obs.]
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.
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.
(Naut.) A set; all required for an outfit; as, a new gang of stays.
[Cf. Gangue.] (Mining) The mineral substance which incloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue.
A group of teenagers or young adults forming a more or less formalized group associating for social purposes, in some cases requiring initiation rites to join; as, a teen gang; a youth gang; a street gang.
Note: Youth gangs often associate with particular areas in a city, and may turn violent when they feel their territory is encroached upon. In Los Angeles the Crips and the Bloods are large gangs antagonistic to each other.
A group of persons organized for criminal purposes; a criminal organization; as, the Parker gang. Gang board, or Gang plank. (Naut.)
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. [Obs.]
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1856, from gang (n.). Related: Ganged; ganging. To gang up (on) is first attested 1919.
from Old English gang "a going, journey, way, passage," and Old Norse gangr "a group of men, a set," both from Proto-Germanic *gangaz (cognates: Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Danish, Dutch, Old High German, German gang, Old Norse gangr, Gothic gagg "act of going"), from PIE root *ghengh- "to step" (cognates: Sanskrit jangha "shank," Avestan zanga- "ankle," Lithuanian zengiu "I stride"). Thus not considered to be related to go.\n
\nThe sense evolution is probably via meaning "a set of articles that usually are taken together in going" (mid-14c.), especially a set of tools used on the same job. By 1620s this had been extended in nautical speech to mean "a company of workmen," and by 1630s the word was being used, with disapproving overtones, for "any band of persons traveling together." Gangway preserves the original sense of the word, as does gangplank.
Etymology 1 vb. (context intransitive chiefly UK dialectal Northern England Scotland English) To go; walk; proceed. Etymology 2
n. 1 (context now chiefly dialectal English) A going, journey; a course, path, track. 2 A number going in company; a number of friends or persons associated for a particular purpose. 3 A group of laborers under one foreman; a squad. 4 (context US English) A criminal group with a common cultural background and identifying features, often associated with a particular section of a city. 5 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. 6 (context US English) A chain gang. 7 A combination of similar tools or implements arranged so as, by acting together, to save time or labor; a set. 8 A set; all required for an outfit. 9 (context electrics English) A number of switches or other electrical devices wired into one unit and covered by one faceplate. 10 (context electrics English) A group of wires attached as a bundle. 11 (context mining English) The mineral substance which encloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue. vb. (context intransitive English) To band together as a group or gang. Etymology 3
vb. (eye dialect of gan English)
tool consisting of a combination of implements arranged to work together
v. act as an organized group [syn: gang up]
A gang is a group of recurrently associating individuals or close friends or family with identifiable leadership and internal organization, identifying with or claiming control over territory in a community, and engaging either individually or collectively in violent or illegal behavior. Some criminal gang members are " jumped in" or have to prove their loyalty by committing acts such as theft or violence. A member of a gang may be called a gangster or a thug.
A gang is a group of recurrently associating individuals who share a common identity.
Gang may also refer to:
Gang is a 2000 Bollywood crime film directed by Mazhar Khan. The film stars Nana Patekar, Kumar Gaurav, Javed Jaffrey, Jackie Shroff and Juhi Chawla in pivotal roles. The film began production in the early 1990s and was delayed for many years. The director Mazhar Khan died two years before the film's release.
"Gang" is the seventeenth single by Japanese artist Masaharu Fukuyama. It was released on March 28, 2001.
Usage examples of "gang".
He saw Darryl Adin and his gang training the Gellesenians in guerrilla warfare, hoping to make the price of taking the planet too high in Konor lives.
I hae mair ado than I can manage the day, foreby ganging to houk up hunder-year-auld-banes.
Janet, gang na to see: Ye left a chair afore the fire, Whaur I tauld ye nae chair sud be.
A gang of men, pretending to be agitators, bomb or burn every, factory and mine which attempts to start operations, and terrorize all men who want to go back to work.
Late one night, Aiken and a gang of young confederates stole quantities of cement and conduit and modified the rocks at the rim of the falls.
When they had made their tallies other gangs of seamen rolled the great barrels down to the beach and loaded them into the largest pinnace to be taken out to the galleon, which lay anchored out in the channel, under her new mainmast and rigging.
Two horses, a pair of riders, surrounded by the gang of aqueduct workers who had abandoned their evening meal to listen to what was happening.
That evened things up a little both soldiers and gang bangers had targets now.
As soon as we have that opened, you can take a gang and run over to Barathrum and grab your spaceport.
So chained by the necks in gangs of twenty they marched to the city of Constantine, where Smith was delivered over to the mistress of the Bashaw, the young Charatza Tragabigzanda.
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The second was a seventeen-year-old who was the ringleader of the gang, a vile bigot who earlier had fired a shot into the home of the couple.
The Aliens Motorcycle Club is a badass New York City biker gang with chapters in Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island and Manhattan in the 1960s.
One biker calls law enforcement agencies around the country and says he is a police officer riding undercover with an outlaw motorcycle gang.
Among the exhibits were such strange items as a small cannon that fired beer cans filled with concrete: it had once belonged to a bikie gang, we were told.