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
Synonyms: wall_hanging

"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"

Related terms: supported
4. [ noun ] the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)
Synonyms: dangling suspension

"there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"

Related terms: support suspend hang
Similar spelling:   hang_in