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HANG, pret. and pp. hanged or hung.

1. To suspend to fasten to some fixed object above, in such a manner as to swing or move as, to hang a thief. Pharaoh hanged the chief baker. Hence,
2. To put to death by suspending by the neck.

Many men would rebel, rather than be ruined but they would rather not rebel than be hanged.

3. To place without any solid support or foundation.

He hangeth the earth upon nothing. Job 36

4. To fix in such a manner as to be movable as, to hang a door or grate on hooks or by butts.
5. To cover or furnish by any thing suspended or fastened to the walls as, to hang an apartment with curtains or with pictures.

Hung by the heavens with black--

And hung thy holy roofs with savage spoils.

To hang out, to suspend in open view to display to exhibit to notice as, to hang out false colors.

1. To hang abroad to suspend in the open air.

hang over, to project or cause to project above.

To hang down, to let fall below the proper situation to bend down to decline as, to hand down the head, and elliptically, to hang the head.

To hang up, to suspend to place on something fixed on high.

1. To suspend to keep or suffer to remain undecided as, to hang up a question in debate.

HANG, To be suspended to be sustained by something above, so as to swing or be movable below.

1. To dangle to be loose and flowing below.
2. To bend forward or downward to lean or incline.

His neck obliquely o'er his shoulder hung.

3. To float to play.

And fall those sayings from that gentle tongue,

Where speech and soft persuasion hung.

4. To be supported by something raised above the ground as a hanging garden on the top of a house.
5. To depend to rest on something for support. This question hangs on a single point.
6. To rest on by embracing to cling to as, to hang on the neck of a person.

Two infants hanging on her neck.

7. To hover to impend with over.

View the dangers that hang over the country.

8. To be delayed to linger.

A noble stroke he lifted high,

Which hung not.

9. To incline to have a steep declivity as hanging grounds.
10. To be executed by the halter.

Sir Balaam hangs.

To hang fire, in the military art, is to be slow in communicating, as fire in the pan of a gun to the charge.

To hang on, to adhere to, often as something troublesome and unwelcome.

A cheerful temper dissipates the apprehensions which hang on the timorous.

1. To adhere obstinately to be importunate.
2. To rest to reside to continue.
3. To be dependent on.

How wretched

Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favors!

4. In seamen's language, to hold fast without belaying to pull forcibly.

To hang in doubt, to be in suspense, or in a state of uncertainty.

Thy life shall hang in doubt before thee. Deuteronomy 28

hang together, to be closely united to cling.

In the common cause we are all of a piece we hang together.

1. To be just united, so as barely to hold together.

To hang on or upon, to drag to be incommodiously jointed.

Life hangs upon me and becomes a burden.

To hang to, to adhere closely to cling.

HANG, n. A sharp declivity.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Hang'. King James Dictionary.

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