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- Present participle of hang.
hanging (not comparable)
- The hanging vines made the house look older than it was.
- (chess, of a piece) Unprotected and exposed to capture.
- (uncountable) The act of hanging a person (or oneself) by the neck in order to execute that person (or to commit suicide).
- Hanging is the punishment for one convicted of war crimes, there.
- (countable) A public event at which a person is hanged.
- The hanging of the bandits was attended by the whole village.
- (countable) Anything wide, high and rather thin that is hung as a decorative element (such as curtains, gobelins, wallpaper or posters).
- The various hangings on that Christmas tree look nice.
- (uncountable) The way in which hangings (decorations) are arranged.
- I dislike the cramped hanging in the gallery of 18th century painters.
- (execution): a quick drop and a sudden stop
means of execution
public event at which a person is hanged
anything wide, high and thin that is hung