What is hang?

  • (verb): Place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction.
    Example: "Hang a door"
    See also — Additional definitions below


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... The word hang can mean Hanging, a form of capital punishment ... Hang (instrument), a musical instrument ... "Hang", a song by Avail from their 1996 album 4am Friday Hang (computing), a computer malfunction ...
Let's Hang On!
... "Let's Hang On!" is a song composed by Bob Crewe, Sandy Linzer, and Denny Randell that was popularized by The Four Seasons in 1965 ... The same month "Let's Hang On!" was released, Massi left the group and was temporarily replaced by the band's arranger Charles Calello before Joe Long came in as Massi's full-time ... The popularity of "Let's Hang On!" has been attributed to the inclusion of several devices into the recording a two-line introduction (sung by lead singer Frankie Valli), the use of two fuzz ...
Sleep Station - Hang in There Charlie
... For their next album, Hang In There Charlie, Sleep Station once again adopted a "band" format ... Hang In There Charlie tells the story of two astronauts who arrive at a space station to discover it has been hugely neglected ...
Carl S. Bates - Biography
... Foundations of the modern hang gliding movement are traced in part to the popular Chanute style biplane that he spread with his articles to the public, as well as providing plans for homebuilders to ... Bates built and flew a hang glider ... In April 1909 he authored a Popular Science how-to article on hang glider construction ...

More definitions of "hang":

  • (verb): Fall or flow in a certain way.
    Synonyms: fall, flow
  • (verb): Of meat, in order to get a gamey taste.
    Example: "Hang the venison for a few days"
  • (verb): Be suspended or poised.
    Example: "Heavy fog hung over the valley"
  • (noun): A special way of doing something.
    Example: "He couldn't get the hang of it"
    Synonyms: bent, knack
  • (verb): Let drop or droop.
    Example: "Hang one's head in shame"
  • (noun): The way a garment hangs.
    Example: "He adjusted the hang of his coat"
  • (verb): Be exhibited.
    Example: "Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum"
  • (verb): Kill by hanging.
    Synonyms: string up
  • (verb): Decorate or furnish with something suspended.
    Example: "Hang wallpaper"
  • (verb): Be suspended or hanging.
    Example: "The flag hung on the wall"
  • (verb): Be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive.
    Example: "This worry hangs on my mind"; "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her"
  • (verb): Cause to be hanging or suspended.
    Example: "Hang that picture on the wall"
    Synonyms: hang up
  • (verb): Hold on tightly or tenaciously.
    Example: "Hang on to your father's hands"
    Synonyms: cling
  • (noun): A gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms.
  • (verb): Be placed in position as by a hinge.
    Example: "This cabinet door doesn't hang right!"
  • (verb): Prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury.

Famous quotes containing the word hang:

    Who is that man over there? I don’t know him. What is he doing? Is he a conspirator? Have you searched him? Give him till tomorrow to confess, then hang him!—hang him!
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    There is no calm philosophy of life here, such as you might put at the end of the Almanac, to hang over the farmer’s hearth,—how men shall live in these winter, in these summer days. No philosophy, properly speaking, of love, or friendship, or religion, or politics, or education, or nature, or spirit; perhaps a nearer approach to a philosophy of kingship, and of the place of the literary man, than of anything else.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    If they want to hang me, let them. And on the scaffold I will shout “Freedom for the working class!”
    Mother Jones (1830–1930)