Definition of Hang

1. Noun. A special way of doing something. "He couldn't get the hang of it"

Exact synonyms: Bent, Knack
Generic synonyms: Endowment, Gift, Natural Endowment, Talent

2. Verb. Be suspended or hanging. "The lights hang from the ceiling"; "The flag hung on the wall"
Related verbs: Hang Up
Specialized synonyms: Beetle, Overhang, Dangle, Drop, Swing
Derivative terms: Hanging

3. Noun. The way a garment hangs. "He adjusted the hang of his coat"
Generic synonyms: Fit

4. Verb. Cause to be hanging or suspended. "They hang the lights from the ceiling"; "Hang that picture on the wall"
Exact synonyms: Hang Up
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Specialized synonyms: Suspend, Sling
Derivative terms: Hanger, Hanger, Hanging

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

6. Verb. Kill by hanging. "They want to hang the prisoners "; "The murderer was hanged on Friday"
Exact synonyms: String Up
Generic synonyms: Execute, Put To Death
Specialized synonyms: Halter, Gibbet
Derivative terms: Hanging

7. Verb. Let drop or droop. "Hang one's head in shame"
Generic synonyms: Drop

8. Verb. Fall or flow in a certain way. "Her long black hair flowed down her back"
Exact synonyms: Fall, Flow

9. Verb. Be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive. "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her"
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Brood, Bulk Large, Hover, Loom

10. Verb. Give heed (to). "They attended to everything he said"
Exact synonyms: Advert, Attend, Give Ear, Pay Heed
Generic synonyms: Listen
Specialized synonyms: Fixate
Derivative terms: Advertence, Advertency, Advertent, Attender, Attention, Attention, Attention, Attentive, Attentive

11. Verb. Be suspended or poised. "There hang some big birds in the tree"; "Heavy fog hung over the valley"
Derivative terms: Hanging

12. Verb. Hold on tightly or tenaciously. "The child clung to his mother's apron"
Exact synonyms: Cling
Generic synonyms: Grasp, Hold On

13. Verb. Be exhibited. "Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum"

14. Verb. Prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury.

15. Verb. Decorate or furnish with something suspended. "Hang wallpaper"
Generic synonyms: Adorn, Beautify, Decorate, Embellish, Grace, Ornament
Derivative terms: Hanging

16. Verb. Be placed in position as by a hinge. "The doors hang "; "This cabinet door doesn't hang right!"

17. Verb. Place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction. "They want to hang the doors"; "Hang a door"
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure

18. Verb. Suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste. "Hang the venison for a few days"
Generic synonyms: Decompose, Molder, Moulder, Rot

Definition of Hang

1. v. t. 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. v. i. To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay.

3. n. The manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe.

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

5. 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.

Definition of Hang

1. Noun. Name and trademark of a musical instrument invented and built by PANArt Hangbau AG. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To be or remain suspended. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To float, as if suspended. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To cause (something) to be suspended, as from a hook, hanger(,) or the like. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive legal) To execute (someone) by suspension from the neck. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive legal) To be executed by suspension by one's neck from a gallows, a tree, or other raised bar, attached by a rope tied into a noose. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive informal) To loiter, hang around, to spend time idly. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To exhibit (an object). ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To apply (wallpaper or drywall to a wall). ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To decorate (something) with hanging objects. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive figuratively) ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive computing) To stop responding to manual input devices such as keyboard or mouse. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive computing) To cause (a program or computer) to stop responding. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive chess) To cause (a piece) to become vulnerable to capture. ¹

16. Verb. (intransitive chess) To be vulnerable to capture. ¹

17. Noun. The way in which something hangs. ¹

18. Noun. (figuratively) A grip, understanding ¹

19. Noun. (computing) An instance of ceasing to respond to input devices. ¹

20. Noun. (musici) An idiophone somewhat similar to a steelpan ¹

21. Noun. (context: Ireland informal derogatory) Cheap, processed ham (cured pork), often made specially for sandwiches. ¹

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Definition of Hang

1. to attach from above only [v HUNG or HANGED, HANGING, HANGS] : HANGABLE [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hang

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handyman's special
handyman's specials
hang (current term)
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hang a Louie
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