- attached to something overhead and not supported from below; suspended; pendulous
- designed for objects to be hung on
- leaning over; inclining; overhanging
- located on a steep slope or slant
- deserving, causing, or inclined to impose death by hanging: a hanging judge
- designating or of indentation in which the first line of a paragraph touches the left margin, the other lines being indented beneath it
- not yet decided; unsettled
- Archaic downcast
- a suspending or being suspended
- a putting to death by hanging
- something hung on a wall, window, etc., as a drapery or tapestry
- A method of execution whereby the person is dropped and suspended from a rope around the neck, resulting in death from severing of the spinal cord, strangulation, or other causes.
- Something, such as a tapestry, that is hung.
- A descending slope or an inclination.
- Situated, as on a steep slope, so as to appear to hang down: a hanging garden.
- Projecting downward or outward; overhanging: hanging vines; a hanging staircase.
- Suited for holding something that hangs: a hanging rack.
- Baseball Being a pitch that fails to break as intended.
- a. Deserving death by hanging: a hanging crime.b. Disposed to inflict severe sentences, such as death by hanging: a hanging judge.
- Present participle of hang.
- The hanging vines made the house look older than it was.
- (chess, of a piece) Unprotected and exposed to capture.
(countable and uncountable, plural hangings)
- (uncountable) The act of hanging a person (oneself) by the neck in order to execute that person (to commit suicide).
- Hanging is the punishment for one convicted of war crimes, there.
- (countable) A public event at which a person is hanged.
- The hanging of the bandits was attended by the whole village.
- (countable) Anything wide, high and rather thin that is hung as a decorative element (such as curtains, gobelins, wallpaper or posters).
- The various hangings on that Christmas tree look nice.
- (uncountable) The way in which hangings (decorations) are arranged.
- I dislike the cramped hanging in the gallery of 18th century painters.