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Hang meaning

hang - 30 dictionary results

  1. 1. a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms
  2. 2. fall or flow in a certain way; " This dress hangs well"; " Her long black hair flowed down her back"
  3. 3. let drop or droop; " Hang one's head in shame"
  4. 4. give heed ( to); " The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"; " She hung on his every word"; " They attended to everything he said"
  5. 5. prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
  6. 6. be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive; " This worry hangs on my mind"; " The cloud of suspicion hangs over her"
  7. 7. To fit properly, as at a proper angle ( a part of an implement that is swung in using), as a scythe to its snath, or an ax to its helve.
  8. 8. To paste, as paper hangings, on the walls of a room.
  9. 9. To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect; to droop; as, he hung his head in shame.
  10. 10. To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay.
  11. 11. To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or points of suspension.
  12. 12. To die or be put to death by suspension from the neck.
  13. 13. To be, or be like, a suspended weight.
  14. 14. To lean or incline; to incline downward.
  15. 15. To slope down; as, hanging grounds.
  16. 16. To be undetermined or uncertain; to be in suspense; to linger; to be delayed.
  17. 17. The manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe.
  18. 18. Connection; arrangement; plan; as, the hang of a discourse.
  19. 19. A sharp or steep declivity or slope.
  20. 20. Of a ball: To rebound unexpectedly or unusually slowly, due to backward spin on the ball or imperfections of ground.
  21. 21. To prevent from reaching a decision, esp. by refusing to join in a verdict that must be unanimous; as, one obstinate juror can hang a jury.
  22. 22. To suspend; to fasten to some elevated point without support from below; - often used with up or out; as, to hang a coat on a hook; to hang up a sign; to hang out a banner.
  23. 23. To fasten in a manner which will allow of free motion upon the point or points of suspension; - said of a pendulum, a swing, a door, gate, etc.
  24. 24. To put to death by suspending by the neck; - a form of capital punishment; as, to hang a murderer.
  25. 25. To cover, decorate, or furnish by hanging pictures trophies, drapery, and the like, or by covering with paper hangings; - said of a wall, a room, etc.
  26. 26. To hold for support; to depend; to cling; - usually with on or upon; as, this question hangs on a single point.
  27. 27. To hover; to impend; to appear threateningly; - usually with over; as, evils hang over the country.
  28. 28. Hanged or hung.
  29. 29. To be suspended; depend.
  30. 30. To suspend; decorate or cover with something suspended; put to death by suspension.

hang - examples of usage

  1. I can't think, I can't work, I don't care a hang for anything in the world. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Said I: " Mr. Carpenter, the difference is that we don't intend to hang you." - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  3. But for things you said last night- well- no, hang it all, there's no excuse. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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