hanging

p. pr. & vb. n.

  1. of Hang

a.

  1. Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter.
  2. Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves.
  3. Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the hanging post of a gate, the post which holds the hinges.

n.

  1. The act of suspending anything; the state of being suspended.
  2. Death by suspension; execution by a halter.
  3. 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.