Associations to the word «Hanging»


HANGING, verb. Present participle of hang
HANGING, adjective. Suspended.
HANGING, adjective. (chess) (of a piece) Unprotected and exposed to capture.
HANGING, adjective. (baseball) (slang) (of an off-speed pitch) Hittable; poorly executed by the pitcher hence relatively easy to hit.
HANGING, noun. (uncountable) The act of hanging a person (or oneself) by the neck in order to execute that person (or to commit suicide).
HANGING, noun. (countable) A public event at which a person is hanged.
HANGING, noun. (countable) Anything that is hung as a decorative element (such as curtains, gobelins or posters).
HANGING, noun. (uncountable) The way in which hangings (decorations) are arranged.
HANGING ABOUT, verb. Present participle of hang about
HANGING AROUND, verb. Present participle of hang around
HANGING BALL, noun. (sports) (billiards) (snooker) (pool) A ball that is in the jaws of a pocket
HANGING BALLS, noun. Plural of hanging ball
HANGING BASKET, noun. A container filled with decorative plants, suspended on a structure.
HANGING BY A THREAD, verb. Present participle of hang by a thread
HANGING CHAD, noun. A piece of punch-through paper on a voting ballot that has not fully detached from the card-stock.
HANGING CHADS, noun. Plural of hanging chad
HANGING FIRE, verb. Present participle of hang fire
HANGING LOOP, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see hanging,‎ loop.
HANGING LOOP, noun. A loop for the purpose of hanging an article on a hook, another loop, or similar.
HANGING LOOP, noun. A cloth strip at the collar of a coat, jacket; on a tea towel, an umbrella etc
HANGING LOOP, noun. A loop made of other material, as rope or metal, attached to tools, pendants, picture frames, etc.
HANGING LOOPS, noun. Plural of hanging loop
HANGING OFFENCE, noun. (idiomatic) A crime so serious that it is punishable by means of death by hanging.
HANGING OFFENCES, noun. Plural of hanging offence
HANGING OFFENSE, noun. Alternative spelling of hanging offence
HANGING OFFENSES, noun. Plural of hanging offense
HANGING OUT, verb. Present participle of hang out
HANGING OUT TO DRY, verb. Present participle of hang out to dry
HANGING PARAGRAPH, noun. A paragraph in which all lines other than the first are indented
HANGING PARTICIPLE, noun. A dangling participle.
HANGING PARTICIPLES, noun. Plural of hanging participle
HANGING SLEEVE, noun. (now historical) A loose sleeve that hangs down from the arm, formerly associated particularly with children.
HANGING TREE, noun. Alternative term for gallows
HANGING UP, verb. Present participle of hang up
HANGING WALL, noun. (geology) The section of rock that extends above a diagonal fault line (the corresponding lower section being the footwall).
HANGING WALLS, noun. Plural of hanging wall

Dictionary definition

HANGING, noun. Decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window; "the cold castle walls were covered with hangings".
HANGING, noun. 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, 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".

Wise words

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