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

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See hanging used in context: 65 poetry verses, 34 Shakespeare works, 2 Mother Goose rhymes, 10 Bible passages, 125 definitions

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