Found 2 items, similar to Hung.
English → English
n 1: a special way of doing something; “he had a bent for it”
“he had a special knack for getting into trouble”
couldn't get the hang of it”
2: the way a garment hangs; “he adjusted the hang of his coat”
3: a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal
bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is
supported by the arms
v 1: be suspended or hanging; “The flag hung on the wall”
2: cause to be hanging or suspended; “Hang that picture on the
[syn: hang up
3: kill by hanging; “The murdered was hanged on Friday”
[syn: string up
4: let drop or droop; “Hang one's head in shame”
5: fall or flow in a certain way; “This dress hangs well”
long black hair flowed down her back”
6: be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive; “This worry hangs on
; “The cloud of suspicion hangs over her”
7: give heed (to); “The children in the audience attended the
; “She hung on his every word”
attended to everything he said”
, give ear
8: be suspended or poised; “Heavy fog hung over the valley”
9: hold on tightly or tenaciously; “hang on to your father's
; “The child clung to his mother's apron”
10: be exhibited; “Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum”
11: prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
12: decorate or furnish with something suspended; “Hang
13: be placed in position as by a hinge; “This cabinet door
doesn't hang right!”
14: place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement
in one direction; “hang a door”
15: of meat, in order to get a gamey taste; “hang the venison
for a few days”
adj : (usually followed by `with' or used in a combining form)
having items suspended on or from a support; “walls
hung with valuable paintings”
; “a vine-hung trellis”
English → English
(h[a^]ng), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hanged
(h[u^]ng); p. pr. & vb. n. Hanging
Usage: The use of hanged is preferable to that of hung, when
reference is had to death or execution by suspension,
and it is also more common.] [OE. hangen, hongien, v.
t. & i., AS. hangian, v. i., fr. h[=o]n, v. t. (imp.
heng, p. p. hongen); akin to OS. hang[=o]n, v. i., D.
hangen, v. t. & i., G. hangen, v. i, h["a]ngen, v. t.,
Icel. hanga, v. i., Goth. h[=a]han, v. t. (imp.
ha['i]hah), h[=a]han, v. i. (imp. hahaida), and perh.
to L. cunctari to delay. [root]37. ]
1. To suspend; to fasten to some elevated point without
support from below; -- often used with up or out; as, to
hang a coat on a hook; to hang up a sign; to hang out a
2. To fasten in a manner which will allow of free motion upon
the point or points of suspension; -- said of a pendulum,
a swing, a door, gate, etc.
3. To fit properly, as at a proper angle (a part of an
implement that is swung in using), as a scythe to its
snath, or an ax to its helve. [U. S.]
4. To put to death by suspending by the neck; -- a form of
capital punishment; as, to hang a murderer.
5. To cover, decorate, or furnish by hanging pictures,
trophies, drapery, and the like, or by covering with paper
hangings; -- said of a wall, a room, etc.
Hung be the heavens with black. --Shak.
And hung thy holy roofs with savage spoils.
6. To paste, as paper hangings, on the walls of a room.
7. To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or
position instead of erect; to droop; as, he hung his head
Cowslips wan that hang the pensive head. --Milton.
8. To prevent from reaching a decision, esp. by refusing to
join in a verdict that must be unanimous; as, one
obstinate juror can hang a jury.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
To hang down
, to let fall below the proper position; to
bend down; to decline; as, to hang down the head, or,
elliptically, to hang the head.
To hang fire
(Mil.), to be slow in communicating fire
through the vent to the charge; as, the gun hangs fire;
hence, to hesitate, to hold back as if in suspense.
imp. & p. p. of Hang
, the fleshy part of beef slightly salted and hung
up to dry; dried beef.