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hanging

[ hang-ing ]SEE DEFINITION OF hanging

Synonyms for hanging

  • beetling
  • drooping
  • jutting
  • overhanging
  • pendent
  • projecting
  • suspended
  • swaying
  • swinging
  • fastened to
  • pendulous
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HANGING

And, hanging it over his umbrella, he stalked moodily onward.

From what I hear, you thought little enough of hanging others.

Christine noticed then that his right arm was hanging inert by his side.

It was hanging on the stable-door, and the horses were just then brought in.

He pulled his watch from the pocket of his vest, hanging on the bedpost.

I'm an obstinate kind of creature, and get things by hanging on.

He told me that a suspicious character had been hanging about the hall, enquiring for me.

And the robust anarchist, hanging his head on his breast, fell into a long reverie.

And when it reached the ground it lay even beyond the hanging venison.

You didn't see me hanging half out the window, to watch where you went, did you?

WORD ORIGIN

"act of putting to death on the gallows," c.1300 (see hang). Hanging judge first recorded 1848. Meaning "piece of drapery on the wall of a room" is late 15c. Hangings "curtains, tapestry" is from 1640s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HANGING

curtain

nounwindow covering
  • Venetian blind
  • blind
  • decoration
  • drape
  • drapery
  • film
  • hanging
  • jalousie
  • oleo
  • portiere
  • rag
  • roller
  • screen
  • shade
  • shield
  • shroud
  • shutter
  • valance
  • veil

execution

nounkilling
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