from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rimmed metal disk that produces a loud, sonorous tone when struck with a padded mallet.
- n. A usually saucer-shaped bell that is struck with a mechanically operated hammer.
- intransitive v. To make the sound of a gong.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A percussion instrument consisting of a metal disk that emits a sonorous sound when struck with a soft hammer.
- n. (informal) A medal or award.
- v. To make the sound of a gong; to ring a gong.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A privy or jakes.
- n. An instrument, first used in the East, made of an alloy of copper and tin, shaped like a disk with upturned rim, and producing, when struck, a harsh and resounding noise.
- n. A flat saucerlike bell, rung by striking it with a small hammer which is connected with it by various mechanical devices; a stationary bell, used to sound calls or alarms; -- called also gong bell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of gang.
- n. A musical instrument, of Asiatic origin, consisting of a large shallow metallic bowl, made of an alloy of copper and tin, which is struck with a stick having a stuffed leather head.
- n. A stationary bell in the form of a shallow bowl, which is struck with a hammer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a percussion instrument consisting of a metal plate that is struck with a softheaded drumstick
- n. a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument
- v. sound a gong
There's a small explosion of Orc titles gong on there as well.
Mr. POP: It's - yeah, part - it really helps that I quit smoking at the turn of the century, and the other thing is I do something called Qi gong, which is - it's Chinese yoga, basically, and it's a lot about breathing.
Focus your mind: Tai chi is derived from qi gong, which is a set of purely meditative and healing exercises.
A gong, that is, the grandeur and catastrophe of itself, itself which could be only this single peal and the hundred veilleties of its reverberations, but which can and will be more peals, each one an awful singular, a solid shiverer.
Also receiving a gong is the CEO of the UK Debt Management Office at the Treasury.
The Fall were one of five acts nominated for the gong, which is awarded to "the reissue that is both definitive and beautifully packaged."
At the time, all officials were living on a comprehensive allowance system called gong-ji-zhi.
The drum, and when it is available, the gong are the only musical accompaniments to the dancing.
The rapid ringing of a gong was the signal for the watch below to turn out.
The gong was the size of a wash-bowl, and was placed above the head of our bed.