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Definition of Hang

Hang

  1. To suspend; to fasten to some elevated point without support from below; -- often used with up or out; as, to hang a coat on a hook; to hang up a sign; to hang out a banner.
  2. To fasten in a manner which will allow of free motion upon the point or points of suspension; -- said of a pendulum, a swing, a door, gate, etc.
  3. To fit properly, as at a proper angle (a part of an implement that is swung in using), as a scythe to its snath, or an ax to its helve.
  4. To put to death by suspending by the neck; -- a form of capital punishment; as, to hang a murderer.
  5. To cover, decorate, or furnish by hanging pictures trophies, drapery, and the like, or by covering with paper hangings; -- said of a wall, a room, etc.
  6. To paste, as paper hangings, on the walls of a room.
  7. To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect; to droop; as, he hung his head in shame.
  8. To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay.
  9. To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or points of suspension.
  10. To die or be put to death by suspension from the neck.
  11. To hold for support; to depend; to cling; -- usually with on or upon; as, this question hangs on a single point.
  12. To be, or be like, a suspended weight.
  13. To hover; to impend; to appear threateningly; -- usually with over; as, evils hang over the country.
  14. To lean or incline; to incline downward.
  15. To slope down; as, hanging grounds.
  16. To be undetermined or uncertain; to be in suspense; to linger; to be delayed.
  17. The manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe.
  18. Connection; arrangement; plan; as, the hang of a discourse.
  19. A sharp or steep declivity or slope.
  20. Of a ball: To rebound unexpectedly or unusually slowly, due to backward spin on the ball or imperfections of ground.
  21. To prevent from reaching a decision, esp. by refusing to join in a verdict that must be unanimous; as, one obstinate juror can hang a jury.

Hang Quotations

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
Richard M. Nixon

I found there was only one way to look thin: hang out with fat people.
Rodney Dangerfield

Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?
Mary Manin Morrissey

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

There's a tremendous difference between alone and lonely. You could be lonely in a group of people. I like being alone. I like eating by myself. I go home at night and just watch a movie or hang out with my dog. I have to exert myself and really say, oh God, I've got to see my friends 'cause I'm too content being by myself.
Drew Barrymore
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Hang Translations

hang in Afrikaans is hang, ophang
hang in Dutch is hangen
hang in Finnish is riippua
hang in French is pendre, planement
hang in Italian is appiccare, vertere, pendere
hang in Latin is suspendo suspendi suspensum
hang in Norwegian is henge
hang in Portuguese is cair
hang in Spanish is colgar, ahorrar