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Definition of "hanging" []

  • Execution on a gallows. (noun)
  • Something, such as a tapestry, that is hung. (noun)
  • A descending slope or an inclination. (noun)
  • Situated on a sharp declivity. (adjective)
  • Projecting downward; overhanging. (adjective)

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 "hanging" in a sentence
  • "Papa left the name hanging near the front door as a “welcome” sign."
  • "All it needed was “Exhibit A” penned in blue ink on a tag hanging from it by a white string."
  • "A giant Jeff Koons puppy might be cute and bring smiles to the faces of thousands of people, but a giant train hanging from a crane probably won't do much for people .. other than confuse them and make them think that all art sucks."