Gang

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See also: gang, gàng, gāng, Gāng, găng, gång, and gǎng

German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German ganc, from Old High German gang, from Proto-Germanic *gangaz. Cognate with English gang.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡaŋ(k)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aŋ

Noun[edit]

Gang m (genitive Ganges or Gangs, plural Gänge)

  1. motion, movement, progress, way, swing
    im Gangeunder way
    im vollem Gangein full swing (well underway)
  2. gait, way (somebody walks), an instance of walking
  3. hallway
  4. (automobile) gear
  5. (of a meal) course
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Usage notes[edit]

Gange for the dative form of Gang is archaic and only found in a couple phrases referenced above.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English gang.

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Gang f (genitive Gang, plural Gangs)

  1. gang (group of criminals, particularly in a North American context)
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Luxembourgish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Gang m (plural Gäng)

  1. Alternative form of Gank

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Gang m (Cyrillic spelling Ганг)

  1. Ganges (river)