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    hanging

    hanging - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hanging

    Definition
    (noun) decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
    Synonyms : wall hanging
    Example Sentence
    • the cold castle walls were covered with hangings
    Definition
    (noun) a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
    Example Sentence
    • in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment
    Definition
    (noun) the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)
    Synonyms : dangling , suspension
    Example Sentence
    • there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait
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