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
Malay.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)