Definition of "hang" []

  • To fasten from above with no support from below; suspend. (verb-transitive)
  • To suspend or fasten so as to allow free movement at or about the point of suspension: hang a door. (verb-transitive)
  • To execute by suspending by the neck: They hanged the prisoner at dawn. (verb-transitive)
  • Used to express exasperation or disgust: I'll be hanged! Hang it all! (verb-transitive)
  • To fix or attach at an appropriate angle: hang a scythe to its handle. (verb-transitive)
  • To fasten or be fastened from above, esp by a cord, chain, etc; suspend (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To place or be placed in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement around or at the place of suspension (verb)
  • To be suspended or poised; hover (verb)
  • To be imminent; threaten (verb)
  • To be or remain doubtful or unresolved (esp in the phrase hang in the balance) (verb)
  • To suspend or be suspended by the neck until dead (verb)
  • To fasten, fix, or attach in position or at an appropriate angle (verb)
  • To decorate, furnish, or cover with something suspended or fastened (verb)
  • To fasten to or suspend from a wall (verb)
  • To exhibit (a picture or pictures) by (a particular painter, printmaker, etc) or (of a picture or a painter, etc) to be exhibited in an art gallery, etc (verb)
  • To fall or droop or allow to fall or droop (verb)
  • (of cloth, clothing, etc) to drape, fall, or flow, esp in a specified manner (verb)
  • To suspend (game such as pheasant) so that it becomes slightly decomposed and therefore more tender and tasty (verb)
  • (of a jury) to prevent or be prevented from reaching a verdict (verb)
  • To damn or be damned: used in mild curses or interjections (verb)
  • To pass slowly (esp in the phrase time hangs heavily) (verb)
  • The way in which something hangs (noun)
  • A damn (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "hang" in a sentence
  • ""No, papa; not hang them -- but _hang on_ to them!""
  • "Elaina let the word hang there without adding the rest."
  • "He let the word hang in the air for a moment, waiting for the dead flesh and old hides to cover it and give it form."