Meaning of HANGING in English


[] adj (12c) 1: situated or lying on steeply sloping ground

2. a: jutting out: overhanging "a ~ rock" b: supported only by the wall on one side "a ~ 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

[2]hanging n (14c) 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

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