- 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
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
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
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