From (etyl) gangen, from (etyl) . Ultimately: related to etym. 2, see below.
To go; walk; proceed.
From (etyl) gang, from (etyl) . Cognate with Dutch gang, Icelandic gangur, Norwegian gang ("hallway"), Old Norse gangr (passage, hallway).
A going, journey; a course, path, track.
* 1840 , Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Woodnotes I":
* 1869 , Papa André , Once a Week, page
- In unploughed Maine he sought the lumberers’ gang / Where from a hundred lakes young rivers sprang
* 1895 , Frederick Tupper Jr., Anglo-Saxon Dæg-Mæl , Modern Language Association of America, page
- That week was also called the Gang Week, from the Saxon'' ganger'', to go; and the Rogation days were termed the Gang Days.
A number going in company; a number of friends or persons associated for a particular purpose.
- Neither Marshall nor Bouterwek makes clear the connection existing between the Gang-days and the Major and Minor Litanies.
- the Gashouse Gang
A group of laborers under one foreman; a squad.
- The gang from our office is going out for drinks Friday night.
(US) A criminal group with a common cultural background and identifying features, often associated with a particular section of a city.
- a gang''' of sailors; a railroad '''gang .
A group of criminals or alleged criminals who band together for mutual protection and profit, or a group of politicians united in furtherance of a political goal.
- a youth gang'''; a neighborhood '''gang'''; motorcycle '''gang .
- the Winter Hill gang'''; the '''Gang of Four.
(US) A chain gang.
A combination of similar tools or implements arranged so as, by acting together, to save time or labor; a set.
- Not all members of the Gang of Six are consistent in their opposition to filibuster.
A set; all required for an outfit.
- a gang''' of saws; a '''gang of plows.
(electrics) A number of switches or other electrical devices wired into one unit and covered by one faceplate.
- a new gang of stays.
(electrics) A group of wires attached as a bundle.
- an outlet gang''' box; a double '''gang switch.
- a gang of wires
(mining) The mineral substance which encloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue.
- Do a drop for the telephone gang''', then another drop for the internet '''gang , both through the ceiling of the wiring closet.
* chain gang
* gang bang
* gang box
* gang rape
* gang switch
* gang up
* gang up on
* street gang
To band together as a group or gang.
- "Let's gang up on them."
From (etyl) ton, from (etyl)
(music) A specific pitch.
(music) (in the diatonic scale ) An interval of a major second.
(music) (in a Gregorian chant ) A recitational melody.
The character of a sound, especially the timbre of an instrument or voice.
General character, mood, or trend.
(linguistics) The pitch of a word that distinguishes a difference in meaning, for example in Chinese.
(dated) A whining style of speaking; a kind of mournful or artificial strain of voice; an affected speaking with a measured rhythm and a regular rise and fall of the voice.
- Her rousing speech gave an upbeat tone to the rest of the evening.
(literature) The manner in which speech or writing is expressed.
* W. C. Bryant
- Children often read with a tone .
(obsolete) State of mind; temper; mood.
- Their tone was dissatisfied, almost menacing.
The shade or quality of a colour.
The favourable effect of a picture produced by the combination of light and shade, or of colours.
- The strange situation I am in and the melancholy state of public affairs, from a philosophical tone or temper, to the drudgery of private and public business.
The definition and firmness of a muscle or organ. see also: tonus
(biology) The state of a living body or of any of its organs or parts in which the functions are healthy and performed with due vigor.
(biology) Normal tension or responsiveness to stimuli.
- This picture has tone .
* (an interval of a major second ): whole tone
* dial tone
* muscle tone
* tonebar, tone bar
* tone of voice
to give a particular tone to
to change the colour of
to make (something) firmer
to harmonize, especially in colour
To utter with an affected tone.
* (give a particular tone to)
* (change the colour of) color/colour, dye, paint, tint
* (make firmer) firm, firm up, tone up
* (harmonize) harmonise/harmonize
* (utter with an affected tone)
* tone down
* tone up
* tony, toney (affected tone)
From (etyl) tone, ton, toon, from the incorrect division of ; see also (l).
The one (of two).
*, Bk.X, Ch.lxiij:
*:So wythin the thirde day, there cam to the cité thes two brethirne: the tone hyght Sir Helyus and the other hyght Helake