bing

1
[bing]

noun British Dialect.

a heap or pile.

Origin of bing

1
1275–1325; Middle English < Old Norse bingr bunk, bin

bing

2
[bing]

verb (used without object) Obsolete.

to go.

Origin of bing

2
First recorded in 1560–70; origin uncertain

Bing

1
[bing]

noun

Sir Rudolf,1902–97, English opera impresario born in Austria; in the U.S. 1949–97.
a male given name.

Bing

2
[bing]

noun

a variety of dark red or blackish sweet cherry.

Origin of Bing

2
An Americanism dating back to 1920–25
Also called Bing cherry.
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Related Words for bing

injection, shot, bing, hypodermic, hypospray

Examples from the Web for bing

Contemporary Examples of bing

Historical Examples of bing

  • Together, more or less, ever since Winchester, and now—bing!

    Jill the Reckless

    P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

  • All you had to do, he reflected, was to think yourself somewhere else, and—bing!

    Out Like a Light

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • He passed from the sidewalk into his own yard, with a subdued "Bing!"

  • If the truth were known about Bing he wouldn't be holding his head so high.

    The Prodigal Village

    Irving Bacheller

  • Mrs. Bing tried a cigarette and got along with it very well.

    The Prodigal Village

    Irving Bacheller


British Dictionary definitions for bing

bing

noun

dialect a heap or pile, esp of spoil from a mine

Word Origin for bing

C16: from Old Norse bingr heap

Bing

noun

a popular search engine on the internet

verb

to search for (something on the internet) using Bing
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Word Origin and History for bing
n.

"heap or pile," 1510s, from Old Norse bingr "heap." Also used from early 14c. as a word for bin, perhaps from notion of "place where things are piled."

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