Definitions for hanging

Definitions for (noun) hanging

Main entry: suspension, hanging, dangling

Definition: the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)

Usage: there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait

Main entry: hanging

Definition: a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead

Usage: in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment

Main entry: hanging, wall hanging

Definition: decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window

Usage: the cold castle walls were covered with hangings

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