bing

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See also: Bing, bìng, bīng, bǐng, biŋ, and B.Ing.

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bɪŋ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /bɪŋ/, [biŋ]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋ

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English bing, binge, benge, from Old Norse bingr (heap of corn; bed; bolster), cognate with Scots bing, Swedish binge (heap), Danish bing (bin; box; compartment).

Cf also Scottish Gaelic binnean meaning a small hill or slag heap.

Noun[edit]

bing (plural bings)

  1. (slang) Prison solitary confinement, a term used by inmates.
  2. (mostly Scotland) A slag heap, i.e. a man-made mound or heap formed with the waste material (slag) as a by-product of coal mining or the shale oil industry. Can also refer to the waste by-product from a foundry or furnace, formed into such a mound.
  3. (Britain) (mostly Scotland) A heap or pile.

Etymology 2[edit]

Origin obscure. Compare Scots bin (to move speedily with noise).

Verb[edit]

bing (third-person singular simple present bings, present participle binging, simple past and past participle binged)

  1. (dated slang or dialectal) To go; walk; come; run

Etymology 3[edit]

Onomatopoeia of a bouncing sound.

Alternative forms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bing

  1. (onomatopoeia) The sound made by a bounce, or by striking a metallic surface

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

bing (plural bings)

  1. The sound made by a bell, an onomatopœia
    • Toronto Star, "Ryanair looking at standing 'seats,' pay toilets", 2 July 2010, Jim Rankin [1]
      Bing! Ladies and gentlemen, in a few minutes the captain will turn off the fasten seatbelt sign, but for your own safety we recommend you stay seated and with your seatbelt securely fastened at all times.
    • Douglas Florian, 1994 [2]
      Bing Bang Boing
    • David Chase, 2003 [3]
      The Tao of Bada Bing
  2. A sound made by a bounce
  3. A bounce

Verb[edit]

bing (third-person singular simple present bings, present participle binging, simple past and past participle binged)

  1. Making the sound of a bounce
  2. To bounce

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References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Khumi Chin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Burmese ဘိန်း (bhin:).

Noun[edit]

bing

  1. opium

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bing

  1. Nonstandard spelling of bīng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of bǐng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of bìng.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Manx[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

bing f (genitive singular bingagh or bingey, plural bingaghyn)

  1. committee
  2. (law) jury
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish bind, binn (melodious, harmonious; sweet, pleasing).

Adjective[edit]

bing

  1. tuneful, musical, sweet
  2. shrill
Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bing ving ming
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bingr; cf. Middle English bynge (a bin, enclosure, pen).

Cf also Scottish Gaelic binnean meaning a small hill or slag heap.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bing (plural bings)

  1. A man-made mound or heap formed with the waste material (slag) as a by-product of coal mining or the shale oil industry. Can also refer to the waste by-product from a foundry or furnace, formed into such a mound.
  2. A heap or pile.
  3. A small hill, usually manmade.

Verb[edit]

bing (third-person singular present bings, present participle bingin, past bingt, past participle bingt)

  1. To pile up; to create a bing.

Yagara[edit]

Noun[edit]

bing

  1. father

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Zhuang[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Tai *pliːŋᴬ (aquatic leech). Cognate with Thai ปลิง (bpling), Lao ປີງ (pīng), ᦔᦲᧂ (ṗiing), Shan ပိင် (pǐng).

Noun[edit]

bing (old orthography biŋ)

  1. aquatic leech

Etymology 2[edit]

From Mandarin (bīng).

Noun[edit]

bing (old orthography biŋ)

  1. soldier; army