hanging hanging  /ˈhæ ŋɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
  2. (n) a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
  3. (n) the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Foscarini's Allegro hanging lamps use halogen lightbulbs.
  2. Chicago reporters have traditionally spent as much time hanging around bars as they have muckraking.
  3. When they're clean, dry your clothes the natural way, by hanging them on a line rather than loading them in a dryer.

News

  1. Michigan Medicaid expansion hanging in balance

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Whether Michigan expands government health insurance to more adults is hanging in the balance in the Republican-dominated state Senate.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: 22 WSBT South Bend

  2. Burglar stumbles into hanging body of suicide

    HAMILTON, New Zealand, June 20 (UPI) -- A burglar who discovered the hanging body of a suicide in an empty house in New Zealand is unlikely to be charged, police said Thursday.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Man Faces Trial For Hanging Death of Nephew’s Dog

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP – A Luzerne County man arrested for the hanging death of his nephew’s dog gave up his right...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WNEP 16 Pennsylvania

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Quotes

  1. "Me hanging up the spurs 16 months out, as comfortable as that might be, as much as I would like to do that on a personal basis--it is wrong," said Governor Mark Sanford.
    on Aug 26, 2009 By: Mark Sanford Source: WACH

  2. "You cannot have the nation's chief law enforcement officer with a cloud hanging over his credibility," Hagel said.
    on Mar 25, 2007 By: Chuck Hagel Source: Forbes

  3. "I think the fix is in and ...... they've decided essentially to do a hanging without even a fair trial," Blagojevich said, according to a transcript released Sunday.
    on Jan 26, 2009 By: Rod Blagojevich Source: Dallas Morning News

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