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hanging

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 bending downward or forward
  • hanging branches blocked our way for a good part of the trail

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2 extending freely from a support from above
  • light from a hanging chandelier filled the great hall

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hanging

noun

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a downward slope
  • with a steep hanging like that, the roofers can't be too careful

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hanging

verb
present participle of hang

Synonyms & Antonyms of hanging (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to place on an elevated point without support from below
  • hang your coats on the coat rack in the hall

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2 to be determined by, based on, or subject (to)
  • our plan to go to the amusement park has all been worked out; now it just hangs on the weather

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3 to be limp from lack of water or vigor
  • as they neared the end of the long, hard march all but the most hardy were hanging, and some could barely put one foot in front of the other

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4 to rest or move along the surface of a liquid or in the air
  • hanging just above the horizon was a little pink cloud

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5 to find a basis
  • that's very slim evidence upon which to hang a theory

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The first known use of hanging was in the 12th century

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“Hanging.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hanging. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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