Hang Hang, n. 1. The manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe. [1913 Webster]

2. Connection; arrangement; plan; as, the hang of a discourse. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

3. A sharp or steep declivity or slope. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{To get the hang of}, to learn the method or arrangement of; hence, to become accustomed to. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • hang — [haŋ] vt. HUNG, hanging; for vt. 3 & vi. 5, hanged is the preferred pt. & pp. hung [ME hangen, with form < OE vi. hangian & ON vi. hanga; senses < these, also < OE vt. hon & ON caus. v. hengja; akin to Ger vi. hangen, vt. hängen, to… …   English World dictionary

  • Hang — Hang, v. i. 1. To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay. [1913 Webster] 2. To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or points of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hang — ► VERB (past and past part. hung except in sense 2) 1) suspend or be suspended from above with the lower part not attached. 2) (past and past part. hanged) kill or be killed by tying a rope attached from above around the neck and removing the… …   English terms dictionary

  • hang — hang; hang·able; hang·by; hang·chow; hang·er; hang·er·man; hang·ie; hang·le; hang·man; hang·man·ship; hang·ment; hang·nail; re·hang; un·hang; …   English syllables

  • Hang — (h[a^]ng), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hanged} (h[a^]ngd) or {Hung} (h[u^]ng); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hanging}. Usage: The use of hanged is preferable to that of hung, when reference is had to death or execution by suspension, and it is also more common.] [OE …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hang — vb 1 Hang, suspend, sling, dangle mean to place or be placed so as to be supported at one point or on one side, usually a point or side at the top. Hang typically implies a fastening to an elevated point or line so as to allow motion to what… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • hang — HANG, (2) hanguri, s.n. 1. (În expr.) A ţine hangul = a) a acompania o melodie; b) fig. a însoţi, a întovărăşi; c) fig. a ţine partea cuiva, aprobând tot ce face şi ce spune; a face pe placul cuiva, a cânta cuiva în strună. 2. (reg.) Nume dat… …   Dicționar Român

  • hang — vb hung also hanged, hang·ing vt: to suspend by the neck until dead esp. as a form of execution often hanged in the past tense vi 1: to die by hanging often hanged in the past tense he hang ed for his crimes …   Law dictionary

  • Hang — bezeichnet: eine auf natürliche Weise entstandene, geneigte Geländeoberfläche, siehe Böschung im Gebirge das lange Gefälle einer Bergflanke, siehe Steilhang eine gedankliche Nähe im Sinne der Philosophie, siehe Affinität (Philosophie) ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hang — [v1] suspend or be suspended adhere, attach, beetle, be fastened, be in mid air, be loose, bend, be pendent, be poised, bow, cling, cover, dangle, deck, decorate, depend, drape, drift, droop, drop, fasten, fix, flap, float, flop, furnish, hold,… …   New thesaurus

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