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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 ?
As they entered the outer chamber they moved slowly, with drawn swords, no one seeming anxious to take the lead, and the twelve warriors hanging back in unconcealed and shameless terror, while the three chiefs, spurred on by fear of O-Tar and by pride, pressed together for mutual encouragement as they slowly crossed the dimly-lighted room.
No doorways were visible other than that at which they had entered, though both knew that others might be concealed by the hangings.
Higginbotham's own family had but just discovered his corpse, hanging on the St.
Will you make affidavit," demanded he, in the tone of a country justice taking an examination, "that old Squire Higginbotham of Kimballton was murdered in his orchard the night before last, and found hanging on his great pear-tree yesterday morning?
Yonder, at the broker's," said the old man, "where there are so many pictures hanging.
One could see from the street right into the room with the hog's-leather hanging, which was slashed and torn; and the green grass and leaves about the balcony hung quite wild about the falling beams.
To which the others had responded that they would be glad to see the gallows erected; they would serve for the hanging of those detestable judges who purchased favor at court at the price of the people's misery.
And the robust anarchist, hanging his head on his breast, fell into a long reverie.
The minute he was on, the horse begun to rip and tear and jump and cavort around, with two circus men hanging on to his bridle trying to hold him, and the drunk man hanging on to his neck, and his heels flying in the air every jump, and the whole crowd of people standing up shouting and laughing till tears rolled down.
But I promise ye the biggest public hanging that has been seen in this shire for many changes of the moon
The next morning the whole town of Nottingham was early astir, and as soon as the gates were open country-folk began to pour in; for a triple hanging was not held there every day in the week, and the bustle almost equated a Fair day.
How long he lay there unconscious he never knew; but as reason slowly reasserted itself in his semi-conscious state he was aware that he lay in a cool bed upon the whitest of linen in a bright and cheery room, and that upon one side close to him was an open window, the delicate hangings of which were fluttering in a soft summer breeze which blew in from a sun-kissed orchard of ripening fruit which he could see without--an old orchard in which soft, green grass grew between the laden trees, and where the sun filtered through the foliage; and upon the dappled greensward a little child was playing with a frolicsome puppy.