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hanging

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adjective hang·ing \ˈhaŋ-iŋ\

Definition of hanging

  1. 1 :  situated or lying on steeply sloping ground

  2. 2a :  jutting out :  overhanging <a hanging rock>b :  supported only by the wall on one side <a hanging staircase>

  3. 3 archaic :  downcast in appearance

  4. 4 :  adapted for sustaining a hanging object

  5. 5 :  deserving, likely to cause, or prone to inflict death by hanging

Examples of hanging in a sentence

  1. <hanging branches blocked our way for a good part of the trail>

  2. <light from a hanging chandelier filled the great hall>

12th Century

First Known Use of hanging

12th century


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hanging

noun hang·ing

Definition of hanging

  1. 1 :  an execution by strangling or breaking the neck by a suspended noose

  2. 2 :  something hung: such asa :  curtainb :  a covering (as a tapestry) for a wall

  3. 3 :  a downward slope :  declivity

Examples of hanging in a sentence

  1. The hanging was scheduled for 3 o'clock.

  2. He was sentenced to death by hanging.

14th Century

First Known Use of hanging

14th century


HANGING Defined for English Language Learners


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hanging

noun hang·ing

Definition of hanging for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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