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Definition of 'hanging'

See also: hang 


  1. decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window; "the cold castle walls were covered with hangings"
       Synonyms: wall hanging
  2. 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"
  3. the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely); "there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"
       Synonyms: suspension dangling


  1. supported from above; "a pendant bunch of grapes"
       Synonyms: pendent pendant dependent hanging down

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