Meaning of HANGING in English

HANGING

I. adjective

Date: 12th century

1. : situated or lying on steeply sloping ground

2.

a. : jutting out : overhanging

a hanging rock

b. : supported only by the wall on one side

a hanging staircase

3. archaic : downcast in appearance

4. : adapted for sustaining a hanging object

5. : deserving, likely to cause, or prone to inflict death by hanging

II. noun

Date: 14th century

1. : an execution by strangling or breaking the neck by a suspended noose

2. : something hung: as

a. : curtain

b. : a covering (as a tapestry) for a wall

3. : a downward slope : declivity

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.