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Definition of hang:

  1. A sharp or steep declivity or slope.
  2. Connection; arrangement; plan; as, the hang of a discourse.
  3. Of a ball: To rebound unexpectedly or unusually slowly, due to backward spin on the ball or imperfections of ground.
  4. The manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe.
  5. To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or points of suspension.
  6. To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay.
  7. To be undetermined or uncertain; to be in suspense; to linger; to be delayed.
  8. To be, or be like, a suspended weight.
  9. To cover, decorate, or furnish by hanging pictures trophies, drapery, and the like, or by covering with paper hangings; - said of a wall, a room, etc.
  10. To die or be put to death by suspension from the neck.
  11. To fasten in a manner which will allow of free motion upon the point or points of suspension; - said of a pendulum, a swing, a door, gate, etc.
  12. To fit properly, as at a proper angle ( a part of an implement that is swung in using), as a scythe to its snath, or an ax to its helve.
  13. To hold for support; to depend; to cling; - usually with on or upon; as, this question hangs on a single point.
  14. To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect; to droop; as, he hung his head in shame.
  15. To hover; to impend; to appear threateningly; - usually with over; as, evils hang over the country.
  16. To lean or incline; to incline downward.
  17. To paste, as paper hangings, on the walls of a room.
  18. To prevent from reaching a decision, esp. by refusing to join in a verdict that must be unanimous; as, one obstinate juror can hang a jury.
  19. To put to death by suspending by the neck; - a form of capital punishment; as, to hang a murderer.
  20. To slope down; as, hanging grounds.
  21. To suspend; to fasten to some elevated point without support from below; - often used with up or out; as, to hang a coat on a hook; to hang up a sign; to hang out a banner.


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