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Definitions of hanging

  1.   supported from above; " the child dabbled his dangling feet in the water"; " fuchsias in hanging pots"; " pendent bunches of grapes"; " a suspended fireplace"
  2.   Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter.
  3.   of Hang
  4.   Dangling; suggesting or involving death as a criminal.
  5.   The act of suspending anything; the state of being suspended.
  6.   Death by the halter; drapery hung on the walls of a room; display; exhibition. Hanging gardens, gardens in terraces, rising behind one another. Hanging- guard, a defensive position in broadsword exercise. Hanging- sleeves, strips of the same stuff with the gown, hanging down the back of the shoulders. Hanging- valre, a tiap of metal hanging down from a hinge, common in rotary steamengines and pumps.
  7.   Death by a halter.
  8.   Drapery for a room, as tapestry.
  9.   the act of suspending something ( hanging it from above so it moves freely); " there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"
  10.   Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the hanging post of a gate, the post which holds the hinges.
  11.   The act of putting to death by hanging.
  12.   That which is hung as lining or drapery for the walls of a room, as tapestry, paper, etc., or to cover or drape a door or window; - used chiefly in the plural.
  13.   Foreboding death by the halter; deserving the halter.
  14.   decoration that is hung ( as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window; " the cold castle walls were covered with hangings"
  15.   Deserving death by hanging.
  16.   The act of suspending; execution on the gallows.
  17.   Death by suspension; execution by a halter.
  18.   a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead; " in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment"
  19.   Death by the halter: that which is hung, as drapery, etc.:- used chiefly in pl.
  20.   Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves.
  21.   Dangling; swinging.

Quotes of hanging

  1. Evidence can vary depending on the circumstances, the weather, and how long it has been hanging around. – Pat Brown
  2. I can't wait to be that age and hanging out with a bunch of people hanging out all day playing golf and going to the beach, all my own age. We'd be laughing and having a good time and getting loopy on our prescription drugs. Driving golf carts around. I can't wait. – Cameron Diaz
  3. I always wanted to get into the horror genre. I like scary movies. I want to go to the fan shows and sign posters with my head hanging by a thread like a B -movie actress. – Illeana Douglas
  4. Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. – William Feather
  5. I think it gets boring( for the audience) for the lead singer to have a guitar hanging on them all the time. – Lita Ford
  6. It is easy to have a lot of paintings or projects hanging around that are 'almost done.' – Thomas Kinkade
  7. I wasn't really living anywhere... I was just kinda hanging out. I would live from week to week in places. – Bob Livingston
  8. I was way into Primus in high school so hanging out with him was a thrill. – Mike Lowry
  9. I couldn't feel good about myself hanging out in Armani clothes when my girlfriend can't even pay her heating bill. I'd feel foul and I'd be embarrassed. – Shirley Manson
  10. I once knew a chap who had a system of just hanging the baby on the clothes line to dry and he was greatly admired by his fellow citizens for having discovered a wonderful innovation on changing a diaper. – Damon Runyon
  11. I realized I didn't want to be a photographer. I gave it up, but I still worked that job in the restaurant and I found myself constantly hanging out in the kitchen. – Sally Schneider
  12. I was a shy, quiet kid. I was happiest playing by myself with my toys, rather than hanging around people. – Christian Slater
  13. I bought a house in LA, hanging out there and spending a lot of time in Toronto, but not much. – Scott Speedman
  14. A small silence came between us, as precise as a picture hanging on the wall. – Jean Stafford
  15. With Fellini, the fear dropped out of my work because it was such a happy experience... hanging out with Fellini, having pasta on the set with Fellini, and going out with Fellini! – Terence Stamp

Usage examples for hanging

  1. She was always hanging about the place. ” – For the Sake of the School by Angela Brazil
  2. “ I know that the lawyer of Close's has been keeping this thing hanging over your head for a long time. ” – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  3. “ " Yes; and she's hanging about to find us," said the captain. ” – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn
  4. She looked at him, half smiling, half hanging her head. ” – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  5. She remained there with him, hanging over him and helping to take care of him- and there wasn't a thing said about any marriage- ceremony. ” – The Last Woman by Ross Beeckman
  6. His head hanging over- like this!" ” – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  7. “ He's hanging on a rope!" ” – The Story of a Stuffed Elephant by Laura Lee Hope
  8. The man that had been hanging from the tree was there no longer. ” – The King of Ireland's Son by Padraic Colum
  9. “ To have such a man as that hanging about. ” – The Prelude to Adventure by Hugh Walpole
  10. “ " Try him with half hanging said the other officer, speaking for the first time. ” – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  11. At last he said in a low voice, hanging his head: " I'll accept your terms." ” – Viviette by William J. Locke
  12. We shall have it hanging over us for months, until the trial comes on; and then we shall have to go through it all again. ” – The Honour of the Clintons by Archibald Marshall
  13. “ A party of about six mounted men are hanging on my rear. ” – On the Heels of De Wet by The Intelligence Officer
  14. That is, indeed, worse than hanging – The History of London by Walter Besant
  15. It was no fault of mine that Blanche had been hanging over my chair. ” – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  16. “ " Rather," answered Lucien, hanging down his head. ” – Adventures of a Young Naturalist by Lucien Biart
  17. Life and death to me were hanging on the first glance I should win; yet I let it be so. ” – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  18. He was tall and rather slight, and wore his thick yellow hair hanging to his shoulders, where it was cut square across, after the manner of the times. ” – Men of Iron by Ernie Howard Pyle
  19. “ I won't have you hanging about my house unless I know the reason why. ” – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope

Idioms for hanging