hanging, wall hanging(noun)
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, hanging(noun)
the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)
"there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"
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.
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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'hanging' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4215
Written Corpus Frequency
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
Examples of hanging in a Sentence
The appeals court made clear that this case was questionable. The remaining charge is hanging by a thread, and we are confident that once it is put before the court, it will be dismissed on its face.
What happened in Waco ruined the party with all these cops hanging out.
Man is a natural polygamist: he always has one woman leading him by the nose, and another hanging on to his coattails.
The markets are really hanging onto Janet Yellen's comments about a strengthening economy, particularly in big export countries like Japan, which relies on U.S. consumers to buy its goods, recently things have been hanging on liquidity expansion, which has nothing to do with the economy, so the fact that she's talking up the economy now is in a sense a return to normality.
Imagine if a Caucasian boy was found hanging in a black neighborhood in the same way, everyone in that neighborhood would have been a suspect.
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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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