(noun, adjective, verb)


1. Suspended.

- The hanging vines made the house look older than it was.

2. (chess, of a piece) Unprotected and exposed to capture.


1. decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window

- the cold castle walls were covered with hangings

Definition categories: man–made, decoration, ornament, ornamentation

2. 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

Definition categories: act, executing, execution

3. the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)

- there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait

Similar word(s): dangling, suspension

Definition categories: act, support, supporting

Sentences with hanging as a noun:

- Hanging is the punishment for one convicted of war crimes, there.

- The hanging of the bandits was attended by the whole village.

- The various hangings on that Christmas tree look nice.

- I dislike the cramped hanging in the gallery of 18th century painters.


1. present participle of hang