Pronunciation: hăng
v. t.1.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.
2.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.
3.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.
4.To put to death by suspending by the neck; - a form of capital punishment; as, to hang a murderer.
5.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.
6.To paste, as paper hangings, on the walls of a room.
7.To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect; to droop; as, he hung his head in shame.
Cowslips wan that hang the pensive head.
- Milton.
8.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 hang down
to let fall below the proper position; to bend down; to decline; as, to hang down the head, or, elliptically, to hang the head.
To hang fire
(Mil.) to be slow in communicating fire through the vent to the charge; as, the gun hangs fire; hence, to hesitate, to hold back as if in suspense.
v. i.1.To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay.
2.To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or points of suspension.
3.To die or be put to death by suspension from the neck.
4.To hold for support; to depend; to cling; - usually with on or upon; as, this question hangs on a single point.
5.To be, or be like, a suspended weight.
6.To hover; to impend; to appear threateningly; - usually with over; as, evils hang over the country.
7.To lean or incline; to incline downward.
8.To slope down; as, hanging grounds.
9.To be undetermined or uncertain; to be in suspense; to linger; to be delayed.
10.(Cricket, Tennis, etc.) Of a ball: To rebound unexpectedly or unusually slowly, due to backward spin on the ball or imperfections of ground.
11.(Baseball) to fail to curve, break, or drop as intended; - said of pitches, such as curve balls or sliders.
12.(Computers) 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.
To hang around
to loiter idly about.
To hang back
to hesitate; to falter; to be reluctant.
To hang by the eyelids
a - To hang by a very slight hold or tenure.
- Jowett (Thucyd.).
b - To be in an unfinished condition; to be left incomplete.
To hang in doubt
to be in suspense.
To hang on
with the emphasis on the preposition), to keep hold; to hold fast; to stick; to be persistent, as a disease.
To hang on the lips
to be charmed by eloquence.
To hang out
a - To be hung out so as to be displayed; to project.
b - To be unyielding; as, the juryman hangs out against an agreement; to hold out.
c - to loiter or lounge around a particular place; as, teenageers tend to hang out at the mall these days.
To hang over
a - To project at the top.
b - To impend over.
To hang to
to cling.
To hang together
a - To remain united; to stand by one another.
b - To be self-consistent; as, the story does not hang together.
- Dryden.
To hang upon
a - To regard with passionate affection.
b - (Mil.) To hover around; as, to hang upon the flanks of a retreating enemy.
n.1.The manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe.
2.Connection; arrangement; plan; as, the hang of a discourse.
3.A sharp or steep declivity or slope.
To get the hang of
to learn the method or arrangement of; hence, to become accustomed to.
Noun1.hang - a special way of doing something; "he had a bent for it"; "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"; "he couldn't get the hang of it"
Synonyms: knack, bent
2.hang - the way a garment hangs; "he adjusted the hang of his coat"
3.hang - a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms
Verb1.hang - be suspended or hanging; "The flag hung on the wall"
2.hang - cause to be hanging or suspended; "Hang that picture on the wall"
Synonyms: hang up
3.hang - kill by hanging; "The murdered was hanged on Friday"
Synonyms: string up
4.hang - let drop or droop; "Hang one's head in shame"
5.hang - fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back"
Synonyms: flow, fall
6.hang - be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive; "This worry hangs on my mind"; "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her"
7.hang - give heed (to); "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"; "She hung on his every word"; "They attended to everything he said"
8.hang - be suspended or poised; "Heavy fog hung over the valley"
9.hang - hold on tightly or tenaciously; "hang on to your father's hands"; "The child clung to his mother's apron"
Synonyms: cling
10.hang - be exhibited; "Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum"
11.hang - prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
12.hang - decorate or furnish with something suspended; "Hang wallpaper"
13.hang - be placed in position as by a hinge; "This cabinet door doesn't hang right!"
14.hang - place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction; "hang a door"
15.hang - of meat, in order to get a gamey taste; "hang the venison for a few days"
1.hang - To wait for an event that will never occur. "The system is hanging because it can't read from the crashed drive". See wedged, hung.
2.hang - To wait for some event to occur; to hang around until something happens. "The program displays a menu and then hangs until you type a character." Compare block.
3.hang - To attach a peripheral device, especially in the construction "hang off": "We're going to hang another tape drive off the file server." Implies a device attached with cables, rather than something that is strictly inside the machine's chassis.
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