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Meaning of HANGING

Pronunciation:  'hanging

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely); "there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"
  2. [n]  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. [n]  decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window; "the cold castle walls were covered with hangings"
  4. [adj]  supported from above; "the child dabbled his dangling feet in the water"; "fuchsias in hanging pots"; "pendent bunches of grapes"; "a suspended fireplace"

HANGING is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: dangling, dangling(a), pendant, pendent, supported, suspended, suspension, wall hanging
 See Also: arras, capital punishment, death penalty, decoration, executing, execution, Kakemono, lambrequin, ornament, ornamentation, support, supporting, tapestry



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hang"ing\, a.
    1. Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter.
       ``What a hanging face!'' --Dryden.
    2. Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves.
    3. Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the hanging
       post of a gate, the post which holds the hinges.
    {Hanging compass}, a compass suspended so that the card may
       be read from beneath.
    {Hanging garden}, a garden sustained at an artificial
       elevation by any means, as by the terraces at Babylon.
    {Hanging indentation}. See under {Indentation}.
    {Hanging rail} (Arch.), that rail of a door or casement to
       which hinges are attached.
    {Hanging side} (Mining), the overhanging side of an inclined
       or hading vein.
    {Hanging sleeves}.
       (a) Strips of the same stuff as the gown, hanging down the
           back from the shoulders.
       (b) Loose, flowing sleeves.
    {Hanging stile}. (Arch.)
       (a) That stile of a door to which hinges are secured.
       (b) That upright of a window frame to which casements are
           hinged, or in which the pulleys for sash windows are
    {Hanging wall} (Mining), the upper wall of inclined vein, or
       that which hangs over the miner's head when working in the
  2. \Hang"ing\, n.
    1. The act of suspending anything; the state of being
    2. Death by suspension; execution by a halter.
    3. That which is hung as lining or drapery for the walls of a
       room, as tapestry, paper, etc., or to cover or drape a
       door or window; -- used chiefly in the plural.
             Nor purple hangings clothe the palace walls.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: To watch a hanging in your dream, represents your feelings of insecurity. Consider also the image as a pun for something in your life which you have left hanging or unfinished. Dreaming that you are hanging up clothes, suggests that you are clarifying your thoughts and elevating yourself to a new state of awareness.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(as a punishment), a mark of infamy inflicted on the dead bodies of criminals (Deut. 21:23) rather than our modern mode of punishment. Criminals were first strangled and then hanged (Nu. 25:4; Deut. 21:22). (See 2 Sam. 21:6 for the practice of the Gibeonites.)

Hanging (as a curtain). (1.) Heb. masak, (a) before the entrance to the court of the tabernacle (Ex. 35:17); (b) before the door of the tabernacle (26:36, 37); (c) before the entrance to the most holy place, called "the veil of the covering" (35:12; 39:34), as the word properly means.

(2.) Heb. kelaim, tapestry covering the walls of the tabernacle (Ex. 27:9; 35:17; Num. 3:26) to the half of the height of the wall (Ex. 27:18; comp. 26:16). These hangings were fastened to pillars.

(3.) Heb. bottim (2 Kings 23:7), "hangings for the grove" (R.V., "for the Asherah"); marg., instead of "hangings," has "tents" or "houses." Such curtained structures for idolatrous worship are also alluded to in Ezek. 16:16.

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