1 A group of criminals or hoodlums who band together for mutual protection and profit.
2 A group of adolescents who band together, especially a group of delinquents.
3 Informal. A group of people who associate regularly on a social basis
To band together as a group or gang.
1. To arrange or assemble into a group, as for simultaneous operation or production
2. To attack as an organized group.
Function: noun a group of persons associating for antisocial and often criminal purposes and activities
1: an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves" [syn: pack, ring, mob]
2: an informal body of friends; [syn: crowd, crew, bunch]
3: act as an organized group [syn: gang up]