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Meaning & Definition of Hanging in English

English

Hanging

/hæŋɪŋ/

noun

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

  • "The cold castle walls were covered with hangings"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • suspension
  • ,
  • dangling
  • ,
  • hanging

Examples of using

A very beautiful picture is hanging on the wall.
Tom and Mary always seem to be hanging out together.
The chair was too high, and I found myself with my legs hanging in the air.