Microsoft vs Bing - What's the difference?
As a noun microsoft
is (figuratively) a company whose products are widespread.
As a verb microsoft
is (slang) to microsoftify.
As a proper noun bing is
) origin and unknown meaning or bing
can be (internet) a search engine introduced by microsoft in 2009.
* MicroSoft, Micro-Soft (former names of the company)
(figuratively) a company whose products are widespread.
* 2001 , Daniel Charles, Lords of the Harvest: Biotech, Big Money, and the Future of Food (ISBN 0738202916), page 110:
* 2005 , Merrill Goozner, The $800 Million Pill: The Truth Behind the Cost of New Drugs (ISBN 0520246705), page 64:
- Similarly, said Fraley, farmers were going to demand Bt cotton or Roundup-resistant soybean plants no matter where they went shopping for seeds. Monsanto would be the Microsoft of agriculture.
* 2006 , Andrew Beaujon, Body Piercing Saved My Life: Inside the Phenomenon of Christian Rock (ISBN 0306814579), page 232:
- The company wanted to turn Celera into the Microsoft of the gene-hunting world, selling its version of the human genome to private or public gene hunters through a proprietary computer program.
- Shepherding is more or less gone (though there’s an interesting move back toward discipleship in today’s church especially among those influenced by Rick Warren’s blockbuster book The Purpose-Driven Life ), but Integrity remains as sort of the Microsoft of worship music.
(slang) to Microsoftify.
(slang) to make more like Microsoft with regards to perceived business practices and tactics.
* 2003 , Wine Enthusiast (volume 16, issues 2-8?, page 122)
- You could call it the Microsofting of the wine industry. Of course, wine is unlikely to be dominated by one producer or one distributor.
(slang): Prison solitary confinement, a term used by inmates.
(British) A heap or pile, such as a slag heap. Cognate with Scots bing.
The sound made by a bell, an
! 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.
:: Toronto Star, "Ryanair looking at standing 'seats,' pay toilets", 2 July 2010
, Jim Rankin
[ http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/831562--ryanair-looking-at-standing-seats-pay-toilets (accessed 17 September 2010) ]
:: Douglas Florian, 1994
[ http://books.google.com/books?id=KtsSWKOWfnwC&printsec=frontcoverv=onepage&q&f=false (accessed 17 September 2010) ]
: The Tao of Bada Bing
:: David Chase, 2003
[ http://books.google.com/books?id=R9FlujWxnDEC&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:ISBN1566492785 (accessed 17 September 2010) ]
* bada bing bada boom