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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)

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.

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."