Meaning of HANGING in English


hang ‧ ing /ˈhæŋɪŋ/ BrE AmE noun

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ hanger , ↑ hanging , ↑ overhang ; verb : ↑ hang , ↑ overhang ; adjective : hanging]

1 . [uncountable and countable] the act of killing someone by putting a rope around their neck and dropping them, used as a punishment:

public hangings

people who believe that bringing back hanging will reduce the amount of crime

2 . [countable] a large piece of cloth that is hung on a wall as a decoration:

a colourful wall hanging

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.