Definitions of hang

  1. To be suspended; to dangle; to depend; to bend forward; to cling to; to hover; to linger; to have a steep declivity; to be executed by the baiter. To hang on or upon, to adhere to; to adhere obstinately; to rest; to be dependent on; to hold fast without belaying. To hang over, to extend or project from above. To hang in doubt, to be in suspense. To hang together, to be closely united. To hang to, to to cling. To hang out, to display. To hang down, to let fall below the proper situation. To hang up, to place on something fixed on high. To hang fire, said of a gun when the charge does not rapidly ignite; to hesitate.
  2. 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.
  3. To suspend; to fasten to something so as to be movable; suspend by the neck; cause to droop; display; fasten; catch fast.
  4. To hook or fix to some high point: to suspend: to decorate with pictures, etc., as a wall: to put to death by suspending, and choking.
  5. To suspend; decorate or cover with something suspended; put to death by suspension.
  6. To support by attachment to something above; suspend; also, to suspend something on.
  7. To execute on the gallows ( with pp. hanged).
  8. 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.
  9. To paste, as paper hangings, on the walls of a room.
  10. To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect; to droop; as, he hung his head in shame.
  11. To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay.
  12. To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or points of suspension.
  13. To die or be put to death by suspension from the neck.
  14. To be, or be like, a suspended weight.
  15. To lean or incline; to incline downward.
  16. To slope down; as, hanging grounds.
  17. To be undetermined or uncertain; to be in suspense; to linger; to be delayed.
  18. Of a ball: To rebound unexpectedly or unusually slowly, due to backward spin on the ball or imperfections of ground.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. To put to death by suspending by the neck; - a form of capital punishment; as, to hang a murderer.
  22. 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.
  23. To hold for support; to depend; to cling; - usually with on or upon; as, this question hangs on a single point.
  24. To hover; to impend; to appear threateningly; - usually with over; as, evils hang over the country.
  25. To be suspended; bend forward; be dependent upon; dangle; cling; be in a deadlock.
  26. To be hanging so as to allow of free motion: to lean, or rest for support: to drag: to hover or impend: to be in suspense: to linger:- pr. p. hanging; pa. t. and pa. p. hanged' or hung.
  27. To be suspended; depend.
  28. give heed ( to); " The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"; " She hung on his every word"; " They paid attention to everything he said"
  29. hold on tightly or tenaciously; " hang on to your father's hands"; " The child clung to his mother's apron"
  30. be exhibited; " Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum"
  31. of meat, in order to get a gamey taste; " hang the venison for a few days"
  32. cause to be hanging or suspended; " Hang that picture on the wall"
  33. place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction; " hang a door"
  34. be placed in position as by a hinge; " This cabinet door doesn't hang right!"
  35. be suspended or poised; " Heavy fog hung over the valley"
  36. be suspended or hanging; " The flag hung on the wall"
  37. decorate or furnish with something suspended; " Hang wallpaper"
  38. To droop, swing, wave, or flutter from any support.
  39. To suffer death by the gallows.
  40. To depend; wait; cling; hover; rest.
  41. To suspend; to fasten as on a hinge; to put to death by suspending by the neck; to cover or decorate by anything suspended.
  42. To suspend; to fasten to something above in such a way as to be movable; to put to death by suspending by the neck; to be suspended; to be supported by something raised above the ground; to dangle; to suspend; to depend; to cling to; to linger.
  43. the way a garment hangs; " he adjusted the hang of his coat"
  44. a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms
  45. fall or flow in a certain way; " This dress hangs well"; " Her long black hair flowed down her back"
  46. let drop or droop; " Hang one's head in shame"
  47. give heed ( to); " The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"; " She hung on his every word"; " They attended to everything he said"
  48. prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
  49. The manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe.
  50. Connection; arrangement; plan; as, the hang of a discourse.
  51. A sharp or steep declivity or slope.
  52. Colloquially, manner of doing or using.
  53. Hanged or hung.
  54. Slope; drift; mode of connexion.
  55. Hung, hanged.