What does hanging mean?

Definitions for hanging
ˈhæŋ ɪŋhang·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hanging.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. hangingnoun

    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"

  3. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. hangingnoun

    The act of hanging a person (or oneself) by the neck in order to execute that person (or to commit suicide).

  2. hangingnoun

    A public event at which a person is hanged.

    The hanging of the bandits was attended by the whole village.

  3. hangingnoun

    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.

  4. hangingnoun

    The way in which hangings (decorations) are arranged.

    I dislike the cramped hanging in the gallery of 18th century painters.

  5. hangingadjective

    Suspended.

    The hanging vines made the house look older than it was.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hanging

    of Hang

  2. Hangingadjective

    requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter

  3. Hangingadjective

    suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves

  4. Hangingadjective

    adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the hanging post of a gate, the post which holds the hinges

  5. Hangingnoun

    the act of suspending anything; the state of being suspended

  6. Hangingnoun

    death by suspension; execution by a halter

  7. Hangingnoun

    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

Freebase

  1. Hanging

    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

  1. hanging

    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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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hanging' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4215

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hanging' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2412

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hanging in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hanging in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of hanging in a Sentence

  1. Tim McGraw:

    Were doing well, were spending a lot of time with family together. We havegotten to spend some time cooking and hanging out and just enjoying each others company.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    With an inner soul reflection,everyone can have realization of being all alone in this selfish world. But, the loneliest person is one who in spite of having many people hanging around oneself can't actually trust anyone of them.

  3. Aamer Anwar:

    They are just literally hanging on to her words, hoping that she's alive when the contact comes through, that she hasn't been killed by a drone or a bomb or whatever.

  4. Sarosh Ashraf Janjua:

    I think we are all just hanging on to something that makes us feel safe, somehow, for Americans, that something has become N95 masks and toilet paper. Trooper Schwartz' act of kindness became my something.

  5. John Jackson:

    AKA any company thats hanging blue lives garbage in their store or anything else thats anti the BLM movement. Drop them below. were for all heroes and we dont support zeroes.

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