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- simple past and past participle of (except when referring to the method of execution; there, hanged is used instead)
- (now proscribed) simple past and past participle of (in any sense)
- 1731, John Taperell, A New Miscellany: Containing the Art of Conversation, and Several Other Subjects, page 6:
- They fructify a barren, and render barren a very luxurious Soil; and, if you will believe them, they’ll tell you the Tree whereon Judas hung himſelf, and more than the Natives know themſelves, or ever ſaw in their own Country.
- 1795, Hugh Brackenridge, chapter VIII, in Incidents of the Insurrection in the Weſtern Parts of Pennſylvania In the Year 1794, volume I, Philadelphia: John M‘Culloch, page 55:
- I am purſuaded, that if even Bradford himſelf, that day, had ventured to check the violence of the people, in any way that was not agreeable to them ; and had betrayed the leaſt partiality for the exciſe law ; or perhaps even a remiſſion of his zeal againſt it, he would have ſunk, in an inſtant, from his power, and they would have hung him on the firſt tree.
- Suspended by hanging.
- Having hanging additions or appendages.
- (law) Of a jury, unable to reach a unanimous verdict in a trial.
- Of a legislature, lacking a majority political party.
- (computing, colloquial) Of a computer or similar device, receiving power but not functioning as desired; working very slowly or not at all. The condition is often corrected by rebooting the computer.
- (colloquial, of a person, slightly vulgar) Having a large penis (often preceded by an adverb, e.g. well hung).
- (having a large penis): Thesaurus:macrophallic
suspended by hanging
having hanging additions or appendages
of a jury, unable to reach a verdict
computing: not responding
having a large penis
- h-prothesized form of
- reddish (of hair)