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Definition of Hang

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To put to death by suspending by the neck; -- a form of capital punishment; as, to hang a murderer.
  • 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.
  • To paste, as paper hangings, on the walls of a room.
  • To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect; to droop; as, he hung his head in shame.
  • 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.
  • To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay.
  • To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or points of suspension.
  • To die or be put to death by suspension from the neck.
  • To hold for support; to depend; to cling; -- usually with on or upon; as, this question hangs on a single point.
  • To be, or be like, a suspended weight.
  • To hover; to impend; to appear threateningly; -- usually with over; as, evils hang over the country.
  • To lean or incline; to incline downward.
  • To slope down; as, hanging grounds.
  • To be undetermined or uncertain; to be in suspense; to linger; to be delayed.
  • Of a ball: To rebound unexpectedly or unusually slowly, due to backward spin on the ball or imperfections of ground.
  • to fail to curve, break, or drop as intended; -- said of pitches, such as curve balls or sliders.
  • 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.
  • The manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe.
  • Connection; arrangement; plan; as, the hang of a discourse.
  • A sharp or steep declivity or slope.
  • a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms
  • the way a garment hangs
  • a special way of doing something
  • suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste
  • hold on tightly or tenaciously
  • cause to be hanging or suspended
  • place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction
  • be placed in position as by a hinge
  • be suspended or poised
  • be suspended or hanging
  • fall or flow in a certain way
  • decorate or furnish with something suspended
  • let drop or droop
  • give heed (to)
  • kill by hanging
  • prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
  • be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive
  • be exhibited

How to use hang in a sentence. Hang pronunciation.

Kaid would hang me for the lie- would it be truth to him?
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The Governor was always comfortable about it; he said Mrs. O'Flannigan would hold him for the Brigade's board anyhow, and he intended to get what entertainment he could out of the boys; he said, with his old-time pleasant twinkle, that he meant to survey them into Utah and then telegraph Brigham to hang them for trespass!
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For some take as much delight in seeing as in doing: My House goes under the Notion of being Let out in Lodgings, and every Gentlewoman than is enter'd, has her Picture drawn, which hangs up in the Dining Room; where when Gentlemen come, they chuse which Person they please by the Picture; and for a Guinea paid to me, they are admitted to her, with whom they make what Bargain they can agree upon.
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Sing their Song by Turns, than to hear an old Man grunting a Bed, and be oblig'd to hang my Nose continually over a Close-Stool or a Chamber-Pot.
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Neither Chekhov nor Andreev have attempted to lift that black pall of despair that hangs over Russian fiction.
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It being the depth of Winter, and a little fire on the hearth, he desired his wife to hang on the kettle, and spread the cloth upon the table.
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Here grow the tall foxgloves, bending a purple head in the heat of noon; here the great bells of the convolvulus hang thick from lofty hedges, massing their pink and white against dark green leafage; here amid shadowed undergrowth trail the long fronds of lustrous hartstongue; wherever the eye falls, profusion of summer's glory.
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He tried to hang me with the lead, and then in remorse tried to hang himself.
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The boys rigged a clothes line about the campfire and assisted the girls to hang up the wet bedding.
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But before we go any further with our discussion, do you not think it would be an excellent idea to hang a blanket over that rear door.
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He probably is a fisherman who hangs out on the island, and who resented our encroaching upon his preserves.
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Well, thereby hangs a tale; good faith, it is such another Nan; but, I detest, an honest maid as ever broke bread.
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Hang the trifle, woman; take the honour.
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Hang him, poor cuckoldly knave!
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Hang him, mechanical salt-butter rogue!
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I will stare him out of his wits; I will awe him with my cudgel; it shall hang like a meteor o'er the cuckold's horns.
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Ay; and as idle as she may hang together, for want of company.
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But I could go on chattering page after page, telling you about gardens and orange-trees (the orange-trees are the best part of the decoration; even now the great fruit hangs in the green leaves); and when I had described Italy, and you had described all the castles and the islands, we could turn back and discuss our religious differences.
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Trees loaded with fruit are bent down; the clouds when charged with fresh rain hang down near the earth: even so good men are not uplifted through prosperity.
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The every-day cares and duties which men call drudgery are the weights and counterpoises of the clock of Time, giving its pendulum a true vibration, and its hands a regular motion; and when they cease to hang upon the wheels, the pendulum no longer sways, the hands no longer move, the clock stands still.
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Examples of Hang

Example #1
What proof have I, save the testimony of mine own eyes?
Example #2
And if I went to Kaid, and said, 'This is the work of the Inglesi,' would he believe?
Example #3
The surveyors brought back more tarantulas with them, and so we had quite a menagerie arranged along the shelves of the room.
Example #4
This brought back the dusty toilers, who sent in a report and ceased from their labors.
Example #5
And by this means we are sure that none but Persons of Quality can be admitted: and the Ladies Honours are thereby secur'd.
Example #6
And then she cou'd the better tell her whether she cou'd order Matters so as to comport therewith.