• "'If you hang him, you shall hang me too.'"
    "'If you hang him, you shall hang me too.'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hanging the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely) "there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"
    • n hanging a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead "in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment"
    • n hanging decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window "the cold castle walls were covered with hangings"
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

"The bottle stood in the air as though hanging there." "The bottle stood in the air as though hanging there."
Sally hanging a sock on a line in the kitchen Sally hanging a sock on a line in the kitchen
The camel is laden with items, and two small children are in hanging bags on the side The camel is laden with items, and two small children are in hanging bags on the side
One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown with other refuse into a well behind the row house. The logical inference is that a rebel or criminal had been hanged, drawn, and quartered One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown...
A wrought-iron trammel used for hanging a pot from a fireplace crane. The adjustable hook made it possible to raise or lower the pot A wrought-iron trammel used for hanging a pot from a fireplace crane. The adjustable hook made it possible to raise...
Hanging 1 Hanging 1
Why didn't you hang on to the favourite Why didn't you hang on to the favourite

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.
    • Hanging Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the hanging post of a gate, the post which holds the hinges.
    • Hanging Death by suspension; execution by a halter.
    • Hanging Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter. "What a hanging face!"
    • Hanging Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves.
    • Hanging That which is hung as lining or drapery for the walls of a room, as tapestry, paper, etc., or to cover or drape a door or window; -- used chiefly in the plural. "Now purple hangings clothe the palace walls."
    • Hanging The act of suspending anything; the state of being suspended.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The thing that hangs from the top of the beak of a turkey is called the snood
    • n hanging The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended.
    • n hanging Specifically Suspension by the neck; particularly, capital punishment by suspension with strangulation, by means of a rope with a noose at one end which is placed about the neck, the other end being attached to a beam.
    • n hanging That which hangs or is pendent. Specifically — A piece of textile fabric, such as tapestry, used to cover in part the wall of a room, or as a curtain at a door or window.
    • n hanging plural The material with which the walls of a room are draped or covered, including even paper which is pasted upon them, as in the term paper-hangings. See arras, tapestry, and curtain.
    • n hanging plural The sloping side of a hill.
    • hanging Requiring or deserving punishment by the halter.
    • hanging Suggesting or foreboding death by the halter.
    • hanging Unfixed; floating.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Erwin, Tennessee an elephant was once hanged for murder.
    • adj Hanging deserving death by hanging
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “Sir, they are a race of convicts, and ought to be thankful for anything we allow them short of hanging.”
  • Oliver Cromwell
    “Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you and I were going to be hanged.”
  • Christopher D. Furman
    Christopher D. Furman
    “If you want to be a winner, hang around with winners”
  • Bible
    “It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. [Luke 17:2]”
  • Albert Camus
    “There's no need to hang about waiting for the last judgment. It takes place every day.”
  • Mary Kay
    Mary Kay
    “Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, Make me feel important. Never forget this message when working with people.”


Get the hang of it - When you get the hang of something, you are familiar with it and know how to do it.
Hang by a thread - If something hangs by a thread, there is a very small chance indeed of it being successful or surviving.
Hang in the balance - If an outcome is hanging in the balance, there are at least two possibilities and it is impossible to predict which will win out.
Hang out to dry - If you hang someone out to dry, you abandon them when they are in trouble.
Hang your hat on (something) - To depend on OR believe in something.
Hanged for a sheep as a lamb - This is an expression meaning that if you are going to get into trouble for doing something, then you ought to stop worrying and should try to get everything you can before you get caught.
Low-hanging fruit - Low-hanging fruit are things that are easily achieved.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hangian, causal form of hón, pa.t. heng, pa.p. hangen; Dut. and Ger. hangen, Goth. hahan.


In literature:

I'm goin' to hang around this town some little time, till my farming tools come, anyhow.
"Trail's End" by George W. Ogden
Any one will tell you where he hangs out.
"Follow My leader" by Talbot Baines Reed
Hang him, comrade, hang him, I say.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
Hang me if the beggars don't seem to like it.
"Blue Jackets" by George Manville Fenn
Just, however, as he was approaching, cuscus let go his hold, hanging down by his tail.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Your father will hang, do you hear?
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
No hanging round stage-entrances and buying wine and diamonds.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
Are they going to hang him?
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
Among punishments for thefts, the Doctor, on page 351, speaks of a "decidedly barbarous case of hanging" for that offense.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
The last fellow you half hanged wouldn't come to life again; turned out to be whole hanged, by gad.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
His plots hang fire, are difficult to follow, and are not worth remembering.
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
You will also wear a red shawl; and what if it hang too far down?
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
She hoped the lights would hang so that she could lie in bed and read.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
But you hang on to it like a sensible man.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
Where we hang the people sent by the pope to murder King Manfred.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Then just hang around and pick up information.
"Joe Strong on the Trapeze" by Vance Barnum
Hit jes' hangs round thar.
"The Mountain Girl" by Payne Erskine
Hanged if I go there!
"The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley" by Bertram Mitford
We want to hang the man that killed Adam Forbes.
"Stepsons of Light" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
Warren Hastings wins India for us; the eloquent Burke desires and passionately tries to hang him for it.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude

In poetry:

Stars! you're shining,
I am pining --
I am dark, but you are bright;
Hanging o'er me
And before me
Is a night you cannot light.
"At Night" by Abram Joseph Ryan
SNOWLESS hang the clouds to-night,
Through the darkness comes no light;
While my lover, far away,
Line or letter will not write.
"Charm Verses" by Anonymous European
Why does she raise that bitter cry?
Why hangs her head with shame,
As now the auctioneer's rough voice,
So rudely calls her name?
"The Slave-Auction--A Fact" by Anonymous Americas
And Colwich bells must sweeter ring,
Before they ring as sweet
As those which o'er Saint Leonard's hang,
The Sunday folks to greet.
"Lines, Written In The Travellers' Room, Wolseley Arms Inn" by Samuel Bamford
There hangs the son her body bore,
The limbs her arms had prest!
The hands, the feet the driven nails tore
Had lain upon her breast!
"The Mother Mary" by George MacDonald
And Ajax paused for a moment,
Slightly hanging down his head;
And then from the depth of conscience,
These are the words that he said:
"Ajax at the Centennial. 1897" by Frank Barbour Coffin

In news:

Children will relate to these poems about clothing, from "hang loose laces" to "Emily's undies/fit for a queen" to "Rick's wool sweater," which makes Rick itchy and twitchy.
Bye Bye Birdie,' 'High Time,' 'The Hanging Tree.
Quakers hang tough but suffer 74-61 loss against East Liverpool.
Contractors are secured by him or the customer to hang and/or install the wooden pieces.
Jonathan is not even from Hog Island, yet people hang on his every word.
A 31-year-old man dressed as the comic book Caped Crusader was arrested Wednesday in Petoskey after he was seen hanging from the top wall of a downtown business.
Woman hanging head out car window dies in crash.
Ryan Higginson sports a casual look while hanging at Emerald Lounge with Megan Demianiuk (left) and Jill Miller.
I ski beneath a low-hanging limb.
The Hanging of John Webb, 137 Years Ago This Week.
) So where'd we all hang.
The greatest Rangers season ever will be remembered with claws -and-antlers T-shirts hanging in closets and with World Series memorabilia displayed on walls and desk tops.
Olympians Hanging Up Cleats Risk Drug Addict-Like Ills.
Lifetime Rockie Todd Helton isn't ready to hang up his cleats .
(Sept 20, 2012) My neighbor is Hanging clothes In the Ferndale fog, Praying for sun.

In science:

Our question: what happens if you put, say, a million grains of sand at the origin, and wait for the resulting avalanche to stop? I won’t keep you hanging; a picture of the resulting rubble appears as Figure 6.
Goldbug Variations
The cumulative results are shown in Fig. 6 where the measured peak PSD frequency fp (each data point is an average of 20 individual measurements) is plotted as a function of the square root of the hanging mass √mH .
Simple acoustical technique for automated measurement of drift tube anode wire tension
Peak frequency fp of the output voltage PSD as a function of the square root of the hanging mass mH .
Simple acoustical technique for automated measurement of drift tube anode wire tension
This is very useful to simulate latch related hangs and contention.
Exploring Oracle RDBMS latches using Solaris DTrace
In words, the r-parent of a vertex x is the vertex which would be the parent of x if we were ”hanging” the tree at r.
Speed of the biased random walk on a Galton--Watson tree
Stated informally, we trim all “hanging trees” from ΓX (H ).
Expansion of Random Graphs: New Proofs, New Results
The subtrees hanging from core(X) are in thin blue line.
The scaling limit of the minimum spanning tree of the complete graph
Jumpshot hanging while it is reading in the logfile.
Cluster Computing White Paper
Die gemiddelde aantal herhalings nodig is min en hang af slegs van die waarde van die foutwaarskynlikheid en nie van die moeilikheidsgraad van die oorspronklike probleem nie.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
The ideal pendulum, a weight hanging from a string of length l, pedagogically illustrates the phenomena of particle creation from the initial vacuum.
Relic gravitational waves in the expanding Universe
McDonald, Vertical Oscillations of a Hanging Cable.
Test problems in mechanics and special relativity
Consider the wire of length l and area of cross section A fixed vertically at one end and at the other end we hang a substance of mass m. Due to gravitational force it will exert a force of mg (if g is the acceleration due to gravity at that point) downward.
An investigation of the standard equation for the energy hoarded in an Elastic Material during elongation and a bid to crack the anomalies by including the parameters neglected for deriving the standard equation
The Qk are “quadratically hanging.” • Any edge group incident to a quadratically hanging vertex group is conjugate into a boundary component.
Krull dimension for limit groups II: aligning JSJ decompositions
The vertices of ∆ came with labels Q, R, and A, corresponding to quadratically hanging, rigid, and abelian vertex groups.
Krull dimension for limit groups II: aligning JSJ decompositions
We often use the word mesh for subdivision, and we say that a mesh is regular if it has no hanging nodes; otherwise the mesh is irregular.
A posteriori error control for discontinuous Galerkin methods for parabolic problems