- n decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
the cold castle walls were covered with hangings
- n 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
- n the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)
there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait
- v be suspended or hanging
- v cause to be hanging or suspended
- v kill by hanging
- v let drop or droop
- v fall or flow in a certain way
- v be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive
- v give heed (to)
- v be suspended or poised
- v hold on tightly or tenaciously
- v be exhibited
- v prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
- v decorate or furnish with something suspended
- v be placed in position as by a hinge
- v place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction
- v suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste
- Chicago reporters have traditionally spent as much time hanging around bars as they have muckraking.
- The two Arab TV journalists who had been hanging around for weeks to secure an interview with the storied Afghan military commander Ahmad Shah Massoud finally got their chance to .
- Foscarini's Allegro hanging lamps use halogen lightbulbs.
- Mark Sanford in WACH
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.
- Chuck Hagel in Forbes
You cannot have the nation's chief law enforcement officer with a cloud hanging over his credibility,Hagel said.
- Rod Blagojevich in Dallas Morning News
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.