Definition of HANGING

noun : HANGING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window; "the cold castle walls were covered with hangings" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead; "in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely); "there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait" ;

verb : HANGING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) be suspended or hanging; "The flag hung on the wall" ;

  • 2. (

    ) cause to be hanging or suspended; "Hang that picture on the wall" ;

  • 4. (

    ) let drop or droop; "Hang one's head in shame" ;

  • 5. (

    ) fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back" ;

  • 6. (

    ) be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive; "This worry hangs on my mind"; "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her" ;

  • 8. (

    ) be suspended or poised; "Heavy fog hung over the valley" ;

  • 9. (

    ) hold on tightly or tenaciously; "hang on to your father's hands"; "The child clung to his mother's apron" ;

  • 10. (

    ) be exhibited; "Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum" ;

  • 11. (

    ) prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury ;

  • 12. (

    ) decorate or furnish with something suspended; "Hang wallpaper" ;

  • 13. (

    ) be placed in position as by a hinge; "This cabinet door doesn't hang right!" ;

  • 14. (

    ) place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction; "hang a door" ;

  • 15. (

    ) suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste; "hang the venison for a few days" ;


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