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hanging

 
Noun hanging has 3 senses
  1. hanging, wall hanging - decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window; "the cold castle walls were covered with hangings"
    --1 is a kind of decoration, ornament, ornamentation
    --1 has particulars:
     dossal, dossel; Kakemono; lambrequin; tapestry, arras
    Derived forms: verb hang12, verb hang1, verb hang2
  2. hanging - 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"
    --2 is a kind of
    execution, executing, capital punishment, death penalty
    Derived form: verb hang3
  3. suspension, dangling, hanging - the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely); "there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"
    --3 is a kind of support, supporting
    Derived form: verb hang8
Verb hang has 15 senses
  1. hang - be suspended or hanging; "The flag hung on the wall"
    Derived form: noun hanging1
    Sample sentence:
    The lights hang from the ceiling
  2. hang, hang up - cause to be hanging or suspended; "Hang that picture on the wall"
    --2 is one way to fasten, fix, secure
    Derived forms: noun hanger1, noun hanger2, noun hanging1
    Sample sentence:
    They hang the lights from the ceiling
  3. hang, string up - kill by hanging; "The murdered was hanged on Friday"
    --3 is one way to execute, put to death
    Derived form: noun hanging2
    Sample sentence:
    They want to hang the prisoners
  4. hang - let drop or droop; "Hang one's head in shame"
    --4 is one way to
    drop
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. hang, fall, flow - fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back"
    Derived form: noun hang2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s Adjective/Noun
  6. hang - be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive; "This worry hangs on my mind"; "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her"
    --6 is one way to
    be
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  7. attend, hang, advert, pay heed, give ear - give heed (to); "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"; "She hung on his every word"; "They attended to everything he said"
    --7 is one way to listen
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    => Somebody ----s PP
  8. hang - be suspended or poised; "Heavy fog hung over the valley"
    Derived form: noun hanging3
    Sample sentences:
    Some big birds hang in the tree
    There hang some big birds in the tree
  9. cling, hang - hold on tightly or tenaciously; "hang on to your father's hands"; "The child clung to his mother's apron"
    --9 is one way to grasp, hold on
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s PP
  10. hang - be exhibited; "Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum"
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  11. hang - prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
    --11 is one way to
    obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  12. hang - decorate or furnish with something suspended; "Hang wallpaper"
    --12 is one way to
    decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify
    Derived form: noun hanging1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  13. hang - be placed in position as by a hinge; "This cabinet door doesn't hang right!"
    Sample sentence:
    The doors hang
  14. hang - place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction; "hang a door"
    --14 is one way to
    fasten, fix, secure
    Sample sentence:
    They want to hang the doors
  15. hang - of meat, in order to get a gamey taste; "hang the venison for a few days"
    --15 is one way to
    decompose, rot, molder, moulder
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something ----s something
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