(noun, verb)


1. a special way of doing something

- he couldn't get the hang of it

Similar word(s): bent, knack

Definition categories: thought, endowment, gift, talent

2. the way a garment hangs

- he adjusted the hang of his coat

Definition categories: attribute, fit

3. a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms

Definition categories: act

Sentences with hang as a noun:

- This skirt has a nice hang.

- He got the hang of it after only two demonstrations

- We sometimes get system hangs.


1. be suspended or hanging

Definition categories: contact

2. cause to be hanging or suspended

- Hang that picture on the wall

Definition categories: contact, fasten, fix, secure

3. kill by hanging

- The murderer was hanged on Friday

Definition categories: social, execute

4. let drop or droop

- Hang one's head in shame

Definition categories: motion, drop

5. fall or flow in a certain way

- This dress hangs well

Similar word(s): fall, flow

Definition categories: contact

6. be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive

- This worry hangs on my mind

- The cloud of suspicion hangs over her

Definition categories: stative, be

7. give heed (to)

Similar word(s): advert, attend

Definition categories: perception, listen

8. be suspended or poised

Definition categories: contact

9. hold on tightly or tenaciously

- hang on to your father's hands

Similar word(s): cling

Definition categories: contact, grasp

10. be exhibited

- Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum

Definition categories: stative

11. prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury

Definition categories: social, block, blockade, embarrass, hinder, obstruct, stymie, stymy

12. decorate or furnish with something suspended

- Hang wallpaper

Definition categories: creation, adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

13. be placed in position as by a hinge

- This cabinet door doesn't hang right!

Definition categories: contact

14. place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction

- hang a door

Definition categories: contact, fasten, fix, secure

15. suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste

- hang the venison for a few days

Definition categories: change, decompose, molder, moulder, rot

Sentences with hang as a verb:

- Hang those lights from the ceiling.

- 1611, Bible (Authorized, or King James, Version), Luke 17:1-2It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! 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.

- The culprits were hanged from the nearest tree.

- You will hang for this, my friend.

- Are you busy, or can you hang with me?  I didn't see anything, officer. I was just hanging.

- Let's hang this cute animal design in the nursery.

- Let's hang the nursery with some new wallpaper.

- One obstinate juror can hang a jury.

- The computer has hung again. Not even pressing ++ works.  When I push this button the program hangs.

- The program has a bug that can hang the system.

- If you move there, you'll hang your queen rook.

- In this standard opening position White has to be careful because the pawn on e4 hangs.