Main definitions of bing in English

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bing1

noun

Scottish
  • A heap, especially of metallic ore or of waste from a mine.

    • ‘Scottish Enterprise was involved in a land swap in the early days of developing the site, allowing Hill's company to acquire an ugly but strategically important coal bing for redevelopment while SE got a few acres of its own.’
    • ‘It must be the worst place I have ever visited - especially the scenic bauxite bings.’
    • ‘You can imagine Willie on top of a pit bing harranguing the men, so he's the hammer.’
    • ‘Kenny Kemp found that for Andy Mooney, the shale bings of East Lothian were just a short hop from Disney courtesy of a pair of Air Jordans.’
    • ‘Today, 1pm The rangers of Chatelherault Country Park in South Lanarkshire lead a day of exploration inside a disused coal bing in search of signs of mining life, wildlife and plant life.’
    • ‘In reality, most of Glenmorangie's employees work next to a huge shale bing near Broxburn, West Lothian.’
    • ‘We may come from tenements and places with pit bings in them but we can storm any stage you want, the bigger the better.’
    • ‘In 1966, when 146 people, mainly children, were killed after a pit bing collapsed in the mining village of Aberfan, she waited six days before visiting the scene.’
    • ‘There is an attractive new orchid known as Young's Helleborine found growing among the scrub on derelict pit bings.’
    pile, stack, mass, mound, mountain, quantity, load, lot, bundle, jumble
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Origin

Early 16th century: from Old Norse bingr ‘heap’.

Pronunciation

bing

/bɪŋ/

Main definitions of bing in English

: bing1bing2

bing2

exclamation

  • Indicating a sudden action or event.

    ‘then, bing, the lights went on’
    • ‘They just rehearsed it with the orchestra, bing, went out, put the cameras on, gone.’
    • ‘And so we have something that's almost like automatic speaking, speaking in tongues, connected - bing!’
    • ‘Even for the tiniest items… bing, out comes the plastic.’
    • ‘Sometimes it'll be something really exciting and bing, it's gone!’
    • ‘It usually accumulates into a popping sound - and when that happens - bing, you're astral baby.’
    • ‘He may not hit you bing, bing, bing, but sometimes that run comes in the fourth quarter.’
    • ‘Then do periodic searches on that filename, find everyone who has it, download it, and bing another law broken.’
    • ‘Something happens to him - bing - this other guy's the president.’
    • ‘Then bing bang boom it hit every one of the myro's that was near us.’

Origin

Late 19th century: (originally dialect in the sense ‘sudden bang’): imitative.

Pronunciation

bing

/bɪŋ/