|1.||[ noun ] (criminal law) 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"
|Related terms:||execution hang|
|2.||[ noun ] decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window|
"the cold castle walls were covered with hangings"
|Related terms:||decoration dossal Kakemono tapestry lambrequin hang|
|3.||[ adjective ] supported from above|
|Synonyms:||pendent pendant suspended dangling|
"the child dabbled his dangling feet in the water" "fuchsias in hanging pots" "pendent bunches of grapes" "a suspended fireplace"
|4.||[ noun ] the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)|
"there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"
|Related terms:||support suspend hang|