hang (Meaning)

Wordnet

hang (n)

a special way of doing something

the way a garment hangs

a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms

Wordnet

hang (v)

be suspended or hanging

cause to be hanging or suspended

kill by hanging

let drop or droop

fall or flow in a certain way

be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive

give heed (to)

be suspended or poised

hold on tightly or tenaciously

be exhibited

prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury

decorate or furnish with something suspended

be placed in position as by a hinge

place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction

suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste

Webster

hang (v. i.)

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.

Of a ball: To rebound unexpectedly or unusually slowly, due to backward spin on the ball or imperfections of ground.

Webster

hang (n.)

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.

Webster

hang (v. t.)

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.

hang Sentence Examples

  1. The picture hung crookedly on the wall, its frame slightly askew.
  2. The children hung their backpacks on the hooks by the door as they entered the classroom.
  3. The clothesline stretched between two trees, with laundry hanging gently in the breeze.
  4. The dog's tongue hung limply as he panted heavily after a long walk.
  5. The grapevine hung heavy with ripe fruit, its leaves turning a vibrant shade of autumn.
  6. The gymnast hung upside down from the bars, her body suspended effortlessly.
  7. The sword hung above the fireplace, a testament to the family's military history.
  8. The hammock hung lazily between two palm trees, inviting one to relax and unwind.
  9. The painting hung on a prominent wall in the museum, attracting the attention of visitors.
  10. The students' projects hung in the hallway, showcasing their creativity and hard work.

FAQs About the word hang

a special way of doing something, the way a garment hangs, a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's wei

swing, suspend, hook, sling, mount, dangle, pin,string, tack, drape

distend, rise,stiffen, rise, straighten, stiffen, distend, straighten,, uncurl

The picture hung crookedly on the wall, its frame slightly askew.

The children hung their backpacks on the hooks by the door as they entered the classroom.

The clothesline stretched between two trees, with laundry hanging gently in the breeze.

The dog's tongue hung limply as he panted heavily after a long walk.