- 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 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.
- 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.