Definition of Hang


  • a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms
  • the way a garment hangs
    "he adjusted the hang of his coat"
  • a special way of doing something
    "he had a bent for it"
    "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"
    "he couldn't get the hang of it"


  • suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste
    "hang the venison for a few days"
  • place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction
    "hang a door"
  • be placed in position as by a hinge
    "This cabinet door doesn't hang right!"
  • decorate or furnish with something suspended
    "Hang wallpaper"
  • prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
  • be exhibited
    "Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum"
  • hold on tightly or tenaciously
    "hang on to your father's hands"
    "The child clung to his mother's apron"
  • be suspended or poised
    "Heavy fog hung over the valley"
  • give heed (to)
    "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"
    "She hung on his every word"
    "They attended to everything he said"
    - pay heed - give ear
  • be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive
    "This worry hangs on my mind"
    "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her"
  • fall or flow in a certain way
    "This dress hangs well"
    "Her long black hair flowed down her back"
  • let drop or droop
    "Hang one's head in shame"
  • kill by hanging
    "The murderer was hanged on Friday"
    - string up
  • cause to be hanging or suspended
    "Hang that picture on the wall"
    - hang up
  • be suspended or hanging
    "The flag hung on the wall"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble hang

11 unscramble word found using the letters hang.

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