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Definition gong

Etymology 1

From Malay gong, possibly onomatopoeia.

Noun

gong (plural gongs)

  1. (music) A percussion instrument consisting of a metal disk that emits a sonorous sound when struck with a soft hammer.
  2. (Britain, informal) A medal or award, particularly Knight Bachelor
Verb

gong (third-person singular simple present gongs, present participle gonging, simple past and past participle gonged)

  1. (intransitive) To make the sound of a gong; to ring a gong.
  2. (transitive) To send a signal to, using a gong or similar device.
    1. To halt (originally, a contestant in a talent show; later, a performer, a speaker).
    2. To warn.

Etymology 2

From Middle English gong, from Old English gong, where it was originally a variant of the noun gang (“a going, walk, journey, way, etc.”), derived from the verb gangan (“to go, walk, travel”), whose relation to go in Proto-Germanic remains unclear. Doublet of gang.

Noun

gong (plural gongs)

  1. (obsolete) An outhouse: an outbuilding used as a lavatory.
  2. (obsolete) The contents of an outhouse pit: shit.

Etymology 3

From Mandarin (“merit; achievement”).

Noun

gong

  1. (uncountable) A kind of cultivation energy, which is more powerful than qi.
  2. An advanced practice, that cultivates such energy.

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