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hang·ing

 (hăng′ĭng)
n.
1. A method of execution whereby the person is dropped and suspended from a rope around the neck, resulting in death from severing of the spinal cord, strangulation, or other causes.
2. Something, such as a tapestry, that is hung.
3. A descending slope or an inclination.
adj.
1. Situated, as on a steep slope, so as to appear to hang down: a hanging garden.
2. Projecting downward or outward; overhanging: hanging vines; a hanging staircase.
3. Suited for holding something that hangs: a hanging rack.
4. Baseball Being a pitch that fails to break as intended.
5.
a. Deserving death by hanging: a hanging crime.
b. Disposed to inflict severe sentences, such as death by hanging: a hanging judge.

hanging

(ˈhæŋɪŋ)
n
1. (Law)
a. the putting of a person to death by suspending the body by the neck from a noose
b. (as modifier): a hanging offence.
2. (Textiles) (often plural) a decorative textile such as a tapestry or drapery hung on a wall or over a window
3. the act of a person or thing that hangs
adj
4. not supported from below; suspended
5. undecided; still under discussion
6. inclining or projecting downwards; overhanging
7. (Physical Geography) situated on a steep slope or in a high place
8. (Law) (prenominal) given to issuing harsh sentences, esp death sentences: a hanging judge.
9. informal Northern English unpleasant
10. (Chess & Draughts) chess See hanging pawn

hang•ing

(ˈhæŋ ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act, an instance, or the form of capital punishment carried out by suspending a condemned criminal by the neck from a gallows, gibbet, or the like, until dead.
2. something that hangs or is hung on a wall, as a drapery or tapestry.
3. a suspending or temporary attaching, as of a painting.
adj.
4. punishable by, deserving, or causing death by hanging: a hanging crime.
5. inclined to inflict death by hanging: a hanging jury.
6. suspended; pendent; overhanging.
7. situated on a steep slope or at a height: hanging gardens.
8. directed downward: a hanging look.
9. holding or suitable for a hanging object.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hanging - decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a windowhanging - decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window; "the cold castle walls were covered with hangings"
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
dossal, dossel - an ornamental hanging of rich fabric hung behind the altar of a church or at the sides of a chancel
Kakemono - a Japanese (paper or silk) wall hanging; usually narrow with a picture or writing on it and a roller at the bottom
lambrequin - short and decorative hanging for a shelf edge or top of a window casing
arras, tapestry - a wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric with pictorial designs
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"
capital punishment, death penalty, executing, execution - putting a condemned person to death
3.hanging - the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)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"
supporting, support - the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; "he leaned against the wall for support"

hanging

noun
1. curtain, drape, arras a giant antique embroidered hanging
adjective
1. suspended, swinging, dangling, loose, flopping, flapping, floppy, drooping, unattached, unsupported, pendent the Old Cutter Inn with a hanging wooden sign out front

hanging

adjective
Hung or appearing to be hung from a support:
Translations
شَنْق
oběšení
hængning
pendumo
hirttäminenhirtto
akasztás
henging
obesenie
asmaidam etme

hanging

[ˈhæŋɪŋ]
A. N
1. (Jur)
1.1. (= death penalty) → (ejecución f en) la horca, ahorcamiento m
hanging would be too good for them(la ejecución en) la horca or el ahorcamiento sería algo demasiado bueno para ellos
1.2. (= individual execution) → ejecución f en la horca, ahorcamiento m
the last hanging in Britainla última ejecución en la horca en Gran Bretaña
hangings were commonplace thenentonces los ahorcamientos eran moneda corriente
2. (= curtain) → colgadura f
wall hangingtapiz m
B. ADJ [bridge, plant, garden] → colgante; [lamp] → de techo; [cupboard] → para colgar
hanging spaceespacio m para colgar ropa
C. CPD hanging basket Nmacetero m colgante
hanging committee Njunta f seleccionadora (de una exposición)
hanging judge Njuez(a) m/f muy severo/a
hanging matter N (fig) it's not a hanging matterno es cosa de vida o muerte
hanging offence, hanging offense (US) N (lit) → delito m que se castiga con la horca
prostitution is a hanging offence therela prostitución allí es un delito que se castiga con la horca
it's not a hanging offence (fig) → no es cosa de vida o muerte

hanging

[ˈhæŋɪŋ] n
(= execution) → pendaison f
(on wall)tenture fhanging basket npanier m suspendu

hanging

n
(of criminal)Tod mdurch den Strang, Erhängen nt; (= event)Hinrichtung f(durch den Strang); he deserves hanginger sollte aufgehängt werden; to bring back hangingdie Todesstrafe wieder einführen
(of wallpaper)Anbringen nt, → Kleben nt; (of door)Einhängen nt; (of pictures)(Auf)hängen nt; wallpaper hangingTapezieren nt
hangings pl (= curtains etc)Vorhänge pl; (on wall) → Tapete f; (= tapestry)Wandbehang mor -behänge pl; bed hangingsVorhänge pldes Himmelbetts
adj attr
hängend; the hanging gardens of Babylondie Hängenden Gärten der Semiramis
it’s a hanging matterdarauf steht der Galgen

hanging

:
hanging basket
nBlumen- or Hängeampel f
hanging bridge
hanging committee
n (Art) → Hängekommission f
hanging judge
nRichter, der (zu) leicht das Todesurteil fällt

hanging

[ˈhæŋɪŋ]
1. n
a. (execution) → impiccagione f
b. (curtains) hangings npltende fpl, tendaggi mpl
2. adj (bridge) → sospeso/a; (offence, matter) → da punire con l'impiccagione
hanging lamp → lampadario

hang

(hӕŋ) past tense, past participle hung (haŋ) verb
1. to put or fix, or to be put or fixed, above the ground eg by a hook. We'll hang the picture on that wall; The picture is hanging on the wall.
2. to fasten (something), or to be fastened, at the top or side so that it can move freely but cannot fall. A door hangs by its hinges.
3. (past tense, past participle hanged) to kill, or to be killed, by having a rope put round the neck and being allowed to drop. Murderers used to be hanged in the United Kingdom, but no-one hangs for murder now.
4. (often with down or out) to be bending, drooping or falling downwards. The dog's tongue was hanging out; Her hair was hanging down.
5. to bow (one's head). He hung his head in shame.
ˈhanger noun
(usually ˈcoat-hanger) a shaped metal, wooden or plastic frame with a hook on which jackets, dresses etc are hung up.
ˈhanging noun
the (act of) killing a criminal by hanging.
ˈhangings noun plural
curtains or material hung on walls for decoration.
ˈhangman noun
a man whose job it is to hang criminals.
ˈhangover noun
the unpleasant after effects of having had too much alcohol. He woke up with a hangover.
get the hang of
to learn or begin to understand how to do (something). It may seem difficult at first, but you'll get the hang of it after a few weeks.
hang about/around
1. to stand around, doing nothing. I don't like to see all these youths hanging about (street-corners).
2. to be close to (a person) frequently. I don't want you hanging around my daughter.
hang back
to hesitate or be unwilling. The soldiers all hung back when the sergeant asked for volunteers.
hang in the balance
to be in doubt. The success of this project is hanging in the balance.
hang on
1. to wait. Will you hang on a minute – I'm not quite ready.
2. (often with to) to hold. Hang on to that rope.
3. to keep; to retain. He likes to hang on to his money.
hang together
to agree or be consistent. His statements just do not hang together.
hang up
1. to hang (something) on something. Hang up your coat in the cupboard.
2. (often with on) to put the receiver back after a telephone conversation. I tried to talk to her, but she hung up (on me).

She hung the picture up.
The murderer was hanged.

hanging

n. suspensión, colgajo; ejecución en la horca.
References in classic literature ?
Out came Meg, with gray horsehair hanging about her face, a red and black robe, a staff, and cabalistic signs upon her cloak.
That's a fine specimen of blow gun though," he added, seeing one hanging on the wall.
As we approached the Shimerdas' dwelling, I could still see nothing but rough red hillocks, and draws with shelving banks and long roots hanging out where the earth had crumbled away.
She had been walking alone with her arms hanging limp, letting her white skirts trail along the dewy path.
He not only mentioned the fate of him who, hanging between heaven and earth, had presented such a spectacle of horror to the whole band, but he acted anew the terrors of his situation, his resolution and his death, on the branches of a sapling; and, finally, he rapidly recounted the manner in which each of their friends had fallen, never failing to touch upon their courage, and their most acknowledged virtues.
Andrews with his swivel chair tilted back, his hands clasped behind his head, his cigarette hanging from his lips, regarded the man dispassionately.
In this damp weather it is awful, I wake up in the night and find it hanging over me.
In the solitude of night, with the hum of the great city rising below her-- at times even in theatres or crowded assemblies of men and women-- she forgot herself, and again stood in the weird brilliancy of that moonlight night in mute worship at the foot of that slowly-rising mystic altar of piled terraces, hanging forests, and lifted plateaus that climbed forever to the lonely skies.
At an open window of a room in the second story, hanging over some pots of beautiful and delicate flowers,--exotics, but which had never known a more genial sunshine than that of the New England autumn, --was the figure of a young lady, an exotic, like the flowers, and beautiful and delicate as they.
There was a steel head-piece, a cuirass, a gorget and greaves, with a pair of gauntlets and a sword hanging beneath; all, and especially the helmet and breastplate, so highly burnished as to glow with white radiance, and scatter an illumination everywhere about upon the floor.
On all sides he beheld vast store of apples: some hanging in oppressive opulence on the trees; some gathered into baskets and barrels for the market; others heaped up in rich piles for the cider-press.
With our shaggy jackets drawn about our shoulders, we now passed the Tomahawk from one to the other, till slowly there grew over us a blue hanging tester of smoke, illuminated by the flame of the new-lit lamp.