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Definition 1: the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where hanging or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait

Synonyms for hanging in the sense of this definition

(hanging is a kind of ...) the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening

"he leaned against the wall for support"

Definition 2: a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead - [noun denoting act]

Samples where hanging or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment

(hanging is a kind of ...) putting a condemned person to death

Definition 3: decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where hanging or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the cold castle walls were covered with hangings

Synonyms for hanging in the sense of this definition

(hanging is a kind of ...) something used to beautify

(... is a kind of hanging ) an ornamental hanging of rich fabric hung behind the altar of a church or at the sides of a chancel

(... is a kind of hanging ) a Japanese (paper or silk) wall hanging; usually narrow with a picture or writing on it and a roller at the bottom

(... is a kind of hanging ) short and decorative hanging for a shelf edge or top of a window casing

(... is a kind of hanging ) a wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric often with pictorial designs

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