Hanging

  • 1 Hanging — is the lethal suspension of a person by a ligature. The Oxford English Dictionary states that hanging in this sense is specifically to put to death by suspension by the neck, although it formerly also referred to crucifixion. The preferred past… …

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  • 2 Hanging — Hang ing, a. 1. Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter. What a hanging face! Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves. [1913 Webster] 3. Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the hanging …

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  • 3 Hanging On — «Hanging On» Sencillo de Britt Nicole del álbum The Lost Get Found Publicación Enero / 2010 Formato Descarga Digital, Radio …

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  • 4 Hanging Up — Título Colgadas No nos dejes colgadas Ficha técnica Dirección Diane Keaton Producción Nora Ephron Diana Pokorny Laurence Mark …

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  • 5 hanging — (n.) act of putting to death on the gallows, c.1300 (see HANG (Cf. hang)). Hanging judge first recorded 1848. Meaning piece of drapery on the wall of a room is late 15c. Hangings curtains, tapestry is from 1640s …

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  • 6 hanging — ► NOUN 1) the practice of hanging condemned people as a form of capital punishment. 2) a decorative piece of fabric hung on the wall of a room or around a bed. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ suspended in the air …

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  • 7 hanging — [haŋ′iŋ] adj. 1. attached to something overhead and not supported from below; suspended; pendulous 2. designed for objects to be hung on 3. leaning over; inclining; overhanging 4. located on a steep slope or slant 5. deserving, causing, or… …

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  • 8 Hanging — Hang ing, n. 1. The act of suspending anything; the state of being suspended. [1913 Webster] 2. Death by suspension; execution by a halter. [1913 Webster] 3. That which is hung as lining or drapery for the walls of a room, as tapestry, paper, etc …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 hanging — n. A form of capital punishment in which the convicted person has a rope placed around his or her neck and is then hung until dead. v. hang The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell.… …

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  • 10 hanging — hangingly, adv. /hang ing/, n. 1. the act, an instance, or the form of capital punishment carried out by suspending one by the neck from a gallows, gibbet, or the like, until dead. 2. Often, hangings. something that hangs or is hung on the walls… …

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  • 11 Hanging Up — Infobox Film name = Hanging Up caption = Every family has a few hang ups director = Diane Keaton producer = Delia Ephron Nora Ephron Laurence Mark Diana Pokorny Bill Robinson writer = Delia Ephron (book) Nora Ephron starring = Meg Ryan Diane… …

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  • 12 Hanging On — Infobox Single Name = Hanging On Artist = Cheyenne Kimball from Album = The Day Has Come B side = Do You Care (only in Australia) Released = June 2006 (U.S. and Canada) February 2007 (Australia) Format = CD single Recorded = 2005/2006 Genre = Pop …

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  • 13 hanging — hang•ing [[t]ˈhæŋ ɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) the act, an instance, or the form of capital punishment carried out by suspending a condemned criminal by the neck from a gallows, gibbet, or the like, until dead 2) something that hangs or is hung on a wall, as a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 hanging — /ˈhæŋɪŋ / (say hanging) noun 1. capital punishment by suspension with strangulation on a gallows. 2. (often plural) something that hangs or is hung on the walls of a room, as a drapery, tapestry, etc. 3. the act of someone or something that… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 Hanging In — Infobox Television show name = Hanging In caption = genre = Sitcom writer = Bill Davenport Charlie Hauck Arthur Julian director = Walter C. Miller Alan Rafkin starring = Bill Macy Barbara Rhoades Nedra Volz theme music composer = Billy Byers… …

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  • 16 hanging — I. adjective Date: 12th century 1. situated or lying on steeply sloping ground 2. a. jutting out ; overhanging < a hanging rock > b. supported only by the wall on one side < a hanging staircase > 3. archa …

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  • 17 hanging — 1. adjective Suspended. The hanging vines made the house look older than it was. 2. noun a) 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… …

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  • 18 hanging — I UK [ˈhæŋɪŋ] / US noun Word forms hanging : singular hanging plural hangings 1) [countable/uncountable] a way of killing someone by putting a rope around their neck and letting them hang from it, usually as a punishment 2) [countable] a large… …

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  • 19 hanging — n. & adj. n. 1 a the practice or an act of executing by hanging a person. b (attrib.) meriting or causing this (a hanging offence). 2 (usu. in pl.) draperies hung on a wall etc. adj. that hangs or is hung; suspended. Phrases and idioms: hanging… …

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  • 20 hanging — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Hanging is used before these nouns: ↑drape Hanging is used after these nouns: ↑wall {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} adj. Hanging is used with these nouns: ↑basket …

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