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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun hang has 3 senses

Verb hang has 15 senses


hangv. t. [OE. hangen, hongien, v. t. & i., AS. hangian, v. i., fr. h, v. t. (imp. heng, p. p. hongen); akin to OS. hang, v. i., D. hangen, v. t. & i., G. hangen, v. i, hängen, v. t., Icel. hanga, v. i., Goth. hāhan, v. t. (imp. haíhah), hāhan, v. i. (imp. hahaida), and perh. to L. cunctari to delay.
  •  To suspend; to fasten to some elevated point without support from below; -- often used with up or out; as, to hang a coat on a hook; to hang up a sign; to hang out a banner.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To fasten in a manner which will allow of free motion upon the point or points of suspension; -- said of a pendulum, a swing, a door, gate, etc.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To fit properly, as at a proper angle (a part of an implement that is swung in using), as a scythe to its snath, or an ax to its helve.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To put to death by suspending by the neck; -- a form of capital punishment; as, to hang a murderer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cover, decorate, or furnish by hanging pictures, trophies, drapery, and the like, or by covering with paper hangings; -- said of a wall, a room, etc.  [1913 Webster]
    "Hung be the heavens with black."  [1913 Webster]
    "And hung thy holy roofs with savage spoils."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To paste, as paper hangings, on the walls of a room.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect; to droop; as, he hung his head in shame.  [1913 Webster]
    "Cowslips wan that hang the pensive head."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To prevent from reaching a decision, esp. by refusing to join in a verdict that must be unanimous; as, one obstinate juror can hang a jury.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
To hang down, to let fall below the proper position; to bend down; to decline; as, to hang down the head, or, elliptically, to hang the head. -- To hang fire (Mil.), to be slow in communicating fire through the vent to the charge; as, the gun hangs fire; hence, to hesitate, to hold back as if in suspense.
hangv. i. 
  •  To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or points of suspension.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To die or be put to death by suspension from the neck.  Pope.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To hold for support; to depend; to cling; -- usually with on or upon; as, this question hangs on a single point.  Peacham.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be, or be like, a suspended weight.  [1913 Webster]
    "Life hangs upon me, and becomes a burden."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To hover; to impend; to appear threateningly; -- usually with over; as, evils hang over the country.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To lean or incline; to incline downward.  [1913 Webster]
    "To decide which way hung the victory."  [1913 Webster]
    "His neck obliquely o'er his shoulder hung."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To slope down; as, hanging grounds.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be undetermined or uncertain; to be in suspense; to linger; to be delayed.  [1913 Webster]
    "A noble stroke he lifted high,
    Which hung not, but so swift with tempest fell
    On the proud crest of Satan.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Of a ball: To rebound unexpectedly or unusually slowly, due to backward spin on the ball or imperfections of ground.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  to fail to curve, break, or drop as intended; -- said of pitches, such as curve balls or sliders.  [PJC]
  •  to cease to operate normally and remain suspended in some state without performing useful work; -- said of computer programs, computers, or individual processes within a program; as, when using Windows 3.1, my system would hang and need rebooting several times a day.
    "this situation could be caused by bugs within an operating system or within a program, or incompatibility between programs or between programs and the hardware."  [PJC]
To hang around, to loiter idly about. -- To hang back, to hesitate; to falter; to be reluctant. “If any one among you hangs back.” Jowett (Thucyd.). -- To hang by the eyelids. (a) To hang by a very slight hold or tenure. (b) To be in an unfinished condition; to be left incomplete. -- To hang in doubt, to be in suspense. -- To hang on (with the emphasis on the preposition), to keep hold; to hold fast; to stick; to be persistent, as a disease. -- To hang on the lips To hang on the words, etc., to be charmed by eloquence. -- To hang out. (a) To be hung out so as to be displayed; to project. (b) To be unyielding; as, the juryman hangs out against an agreement; to hold out. [Colloq.] (c) to loiter or lounge around a particular place; as, teenageers tend to hang out at the mall these days. -- To hang over. (a) To project at the top. (b) To impend over. -- To hang to, to cling. -- To hang together. (a) To remain united; to stand by one another. “We are all of a piece; we hang together.” Dryden. (b) To be self-consistent; as, the story does not hang together. [Colloq.] -- To hang upon. (a) To regard with passionate affection. (b) (Mil.) To hover around; as, to hang upon the flanks of a retreating enemy.
  •  The manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Connection; arrangement; plan; as, the hang of a discourse.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A sharp or steep declivity or slope.  [1913 Webster]
To get the hang of, to learn the method or arrangement of; hence, to become accustomed to. [Colloq.]


hang, v. & n.
--v. (past and past part. hung except in sense 7)
1 tr. a secure or cause to be supported from above, esp. with the lower part free. b (foll. by up, on, on to, etc.) attach loosely by suspending from the top.
2 tr. set up (a door, gate, etc.) on its hinges so that it moves freely.
3 tr. place (a picture) on a wall or in an exhibition.
4 tr. attach (wallpaper) in vertical strips to a wall.
5 tr. (foll. by on) colloq. attach the blame for (a thing) to (a person) (you can't hang that on me).
6 tr. (foll. by with) decorate by hanging pictures or decorations etc. (a hall hung with tapestries).
7 tr. & intr. (past and past part. hanged) a suspend or be suspended by the neck with a noosed rope until dead, esp. as a form of capital punishment. b as a mild oath (hang the expense; let everything go hang).
8 tr. let droop (hang one's head).
9 tr. suspend (meat or game) from a hook and leave it until dry or tender or high.
10 intr. be or remain hung (in various senses).
11 intr. remain static in the air.
12 intr. (often foll. by over) be present or imminent, esp. oppressively or threateningly (a hush hung over the room).
13 intr. (foll. by on) a be contingent or dependent on (everything hangs on the discussions). b listen closely to (hangs on their every word).
1 the way a thing hangs or falls.
2 a downward droop or bend.

get the hang of colloq. understand the technique or meaning of. hang about (or around)
1 loiter or dally; not move away.
2 (foll. by with) associate with (a person etc.).
hang back
1 show reluctance to act or move.
2 remain behind. hang fire be slow in taking action or in progressing. hang heavily (or heavy) (of time) pass slowly.
hang in US colloq.
1 persist, persevere.
2 linger.
hang on colloq.
1 continue or persevere, esp. with difficulty.
2 (often foll. by to) continue to hold or grasp.
3 (foll. by to) retain; fail to give back.
4 a wait for a short time. b (in telephoning) continue to listen during a pause in the conversation.
hang out
1 hang from a window, clothes-line, etc.
2 protrude or cause to protrude downwards.
3 (foll. by of) lean out of (a window etc.).
4 sl. reside or be often present. hang-out n. sl. a place one lives in or frequently visits.
hang together
1 make sense.
2 remain associated.
hang up
1 hang from a hook, peg, etc.
2 (often foll. by on) end a telephone conversation, esp. abruptly (then he hung up on me).
3 cause delay or difficulty to.
4 (usu. in passive, foll. by on) sl. be a psychological or emotional obsession or problem to (is really hung up on her father). hang-up n. sl. an emotional problem or inhibition. hung-over colloq. suffering from a hangover. hung parliament a parliament in which no party has a clear majority. let it all hang out sl. be uninhibited or relaxed. not care (or give) a hang colloq. not care at all.
ON hanga (tr.) = OE hon, & f. OE hangian (intr.), f. Gmc



act in concert, adhere, all depend, and quarter, art, aspire, associate with, attach, bag, be based on, be consistent, be contingent on, be dependent on, be dilatory, be logical, be poised, be predicated on, become airborne, beetle, carry on, cascade, claw skyward, cling, cling to, clutch, cohere, consort with, cooperate, correspond, craft, cut off, daggle, dally, dangle, decline, declivity, delay, depend, depend on, descent, dip, disconnect, downgate, downgrade, downhill, drabble, drag, draggle, drape, draw, droop, drop, endure, execute, fall, falling-off, falter, fasten up, feel, filibuster, fix, flap, float, flop, flow, fly, fly aloft, fraternize with, frequent, gain altitude, gain time, gibbet, go on, grab, grasp, grip, hang about, hang around, hang back, hang down, hang fire, hang in suspense, hang in there, hang on, hang on to, hang out, hang out with, hang over, hang together, hang up, hanging, haunt, hesitate, hinge, hinge on, hobnob with, hold off, hold on to, hold out, hold the phone, hold up, hook, hover, idle, join forces, jut, kill, kite, knack, lean over, leave the ground, lie on, lie with, linger, loiter, loll, lop, lynch, make sense, make time, mingle with, mix with, neck, nod, noose, overhang, pend, persevere, persist, pin, plane, play for time, poise, procrastinate, put up, rely on, remain, rest, rest on, rest with, revolve on, sag, scrag, shrink from, skill, sling, soar, spire, stall, stall for time, stall off, stand, stand on, stay, stick, stick together, stooge around, stop, stretch, string up, suspend, swag, swing, tack up, take off, talk against time, tarry, temporize, touch, trail, trick, turn, turn off, turn on, turn upon, unite, visit, wait, way, weep, zoom




VB bridge over, span, connect, hang.


VB punish, chastise, chasten, castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice, cowhide, lambaste, visit upon, pay, pay out, serve out, do for, make short work of, give a lesson to, serve one right, make an example of, have a rod in pickle for, give it one, strike, deal a blow to, administer the lash, smite, slap, slap the face, smack, cuff, box the ears, spank, thwack, thump, beat, lay on, swinge, buffet, thresh, thrash, pummel, drub, leather, trounce, sandbag, baste, belabor, lace, lace one's jacket, dress, dress down, give a dressing, trim, warm, wipe, tund, cob, bang, strap, comb, lash, lick, larrup, wallop, whop, flog, scourge, whip, birch, cane, give the stick, switch, flagellate, horsewhip, bastinado, towel, rub down with an oaken towel, rib roast, dust one's jacket, fustigate, pitch into, lay about one, beat black and blue, beat to a mummy, beat to a jelly, give a black eye, tar and feather, pelt, stone, lapidate, masthead, keelhaul, execute, bring to the block, bring to the gallows, behead, decapitate, guillotine, decollate, hang, turn off, gibbet, bowstring, hang draw and quarter, shoot, decimate, burn, break on the wheel, crucify, empale, impale, flay, lynch, electrocute, gas, send to the gas chamber, torture, put on, put to the rack, picket, banish, exile, transport, expel, ostracize, rusticate, drum out, dismiss, disbar, disbench, strike off the roll, unfrock, post, suffer, suffer for, suffer punishment, be flogged, be executed, suffer the ultimate penalty, be hanged, come to the gallows, mount the gallows, swing, twist in the wind, dance upon nothing, die in one's shoes, be rightly served, be electrocuted, fry, ride the lightning, face the firing squad.


VB be pendent, hang, depend, swing, dangle, swag, daggle, flap, trail, flow, beetle, suspend, hang, sling, hook up, hitch, fasten to, append, be pendent, hang, depend, swing, dangle, swag, daggle, flap, trail, flow, beetle, suspend, hang, sling, hook up, hitch, fasten to, append.


VB kill, put to death, slay, shed blood, murder, assassinate, butcher, slaughter, victimize, immolate, massacre, take away life, deprive of life, make away with, put an end to, despatch, dispatch, burke, settle, do for, strangle, garrote, hang, throttle, choke, stifle, suffocate, stop the breath, smother, asphyxiate, drown, saber, cut down, cut to pieces, cut the throat, jugulate, stab, run through the body, bayonet, eviscerate, put to the sword, put to the edge of the sword, shoot dead, blow one's brains out, brain, knock on the head, stone, lapidate, give a deathblow, deal a deathblow, give a quietus, give a coupe de grace, behead, bowstring, electrocute, gas, hunt, shoot, cut off, nip in the bud, launch into eternity, send to one's last account, sign one's death warrant, strike the death knell of, give no quarter, pour out blood like water, decimate, run amuck, wade knee deep in blood, imbrue one's hands in blood, die a violent death, welter in one's blood, dash out one's brains, blow out one's brains, commit suicide, kill oneself, make away with oneself, put an end to oneself, put an end to it all.

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