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Meaning & Definition of Hanging in English





1. Decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window

  • "The cold castle walls were covered with hangings"
  • hanging,
  • wall hanging

2. 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"
  • hanging

3. The act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)

  • "There was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"
  • suspension,
  • dangling,
  • hanging

Examples of using

Tom took the key off of the hook it was hanging on.
You say that you lost your keys? Why here they are, just hanging in the keyhole. You're looking for something when it's right under your nose.
A second mirror is hanging next to the door.