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Definition of Hanging


  1. of Hang
  2. Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter.
  3. Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves.
  4. Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the hanging post of a gate, the post which holds the hinges.
  5. The act of suspending anything; the state of being suspended.
  6. Death by suspension; execution by a halter.
  7. 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.

Hanging Quotations

Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.
William Shakespeare

Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.
Ron Taffel

When kids hit one year old, it's like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit.
Johnny Depp

Education is hanging around until you've caught on.
Robert Frost

There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.
George Bernard Shaw
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Hanging Translations

hanging in French is suspension
hanging in Latin is pensilis
hanging in Norwegian is opphengning, hengning
hanging in Spanish is ahorcamiento

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