The act of hanging a person (or oneself) by the neck in order to execute that person (or to commit suicide).
A public event at which a person is hanged.
The hanging of the bandits was attended by the whole village.
Anything wide, high and rather thin that is hung as a decorative element (such as curtains, gobelins, wallpaper or posters).
The various hangings on that Christmas tree look nice.
The way in which hangings (decorations) are arranged.
I dislike the cramped hanging in the gallery of 18th century painters.
The hanging vines made the house look older than it was.
hanging, wall hangingnoun
decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
"the cold castle walls were covered with hangings"
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"
suspension, dangling, hangingnoun
the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)
"there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"
requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter
suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves
adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the hanging post of a gate, the post which holds the hinges
the act of suspending anything; the state of being suspended
death by suspension; execution by a halter
that which is hung as lining or drapery for the walls of a room, as tapestry, paper, etc., or to cover or drape a door or window; -- used chiefly in the plural
Hanging is the suspension of a person by a ligature. The Oxford English Dictionary states that hanging in this sense is "specifically to put to death by suspension by the neck", though it formerly also referred to crucifixion and death by impalement in which the body would remain "hanging". Hanging has been a common method of capital punishment since medieval times, and is the official execution method in many countries and regions today. Hanging oneself describes a method of suicide in which a person applies a ligature to the neck and brings about unconsciousness and then death, by means of partial suspension or partial weight-bearing on the ligature. This method has been most often used in prisons or other institutions, where full suspension support is difficult to devise. The earliest known use of the word in this sense was in A.D. 1300.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A word expressive of anything declining in the middle part below a straight line, as the hanging of a deck or a sheer. Also, when a ship is difficult to be removed from the stocks, or in manœuvre.
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Rank popularity for the word 'hanging' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2412
The numerical value of hanging in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of hanging in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
A person who is not comfortable in own skin is only seen often hanging around with too many people.
There is so much low-hanging fruit to catch in this country when it comes to welfare fraud, and sadly, every day that goes by without reform allows for abuse and steals resources from the truly needy.
People are not losing interest in the iPad, we thought they ’d buy a new one every three years but they’re hanging onto them long -- more like five years.
Members of the government front bench ... should be hanging their heads in shame, this is the stuff of complete madness. The only reason the Government have accepted the amendments is that they are frightened of around 40 Members of Parliament -- the hard, no-deal Brexiteers -- who should have been seen off a long time ago.
It seems fairly clear that the low-hanging fruit on causing everybody to get addicted to their (Starbucks) fantastic products is kind of in the rear-view mirror, at least in the Starbucks heavy markets, the people that are going to drink coffee are already drinking it.
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Translations for hanging
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- Behang, Erhängung, Hängung, hängendGerman
- κρεμαστά, αναρτημένος, κρεμαστός, κρεμάμενος, απαγχονισμόςGreek
- colgante, colgando, ahorcamiento, suspendidoSpanish
- اعدام کردن, دار زدنPersian
- hirttäminen, hirtto, hirttäjäiset, roikkuvaFinnish
- tenture, suspendue, pendaison, suspenduFrench
- sospesa, sospeso, impiccagioneItalian
- 絞殺刑, 絞首刑Japanese
- pakorimas, korimasLithuanian
- pakāršana, kāršanaLatvian
- verhanging, behang, hangende, verhangen, hangendDutch
- suspenso, enforcamento, forcaPortuguese
- повешение, висеть, висячийRussian
- hängning, hängande, hänge, galgenSwedish
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