hanging

40 ENTRIES FOUND:

1hanging

adjective

Definition of HANGING

1
:  situated or lying on steeply sloping ground
2
a :  jutting out :  overhanging <a hanging rock>
b :  supported only by the wall on one side <a hanging staircase>
3
archaic :  downcast in appearance
4
:  adapted for sustaining a hanging object
5
:  deserving, likely to cause, or prone to inflict death by hanging

Examples of HANGING

  1. <hanging branches blocked our way for a good part of the trail>
  2. <light from a hanging chandelier filled the great hall>

First Known Use of HANGING

12th century

2hanging

noun

: the act of killing someone by hanging that person from a rope tied around the neck

: something (such as a curtain) that is hung on a wall especially for decoration

Full Definition of HANGING

1
:  an execution by strangling or breaking the neck by a suspended noose
2
:  something hung: as
a :  curtain
b :  a covering (as a tapestry) for a wall
3
:  a downward slope :  declivity

Examples of HANGING

  1. The hanging was scheduled for 3 o'clock.
  2. He was sentenced to death by hanging.

First Known Use of HANGING

14th century

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