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Hang

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(1):

(v. t.) To prevent from reaching a decision, esp. by refusing to join in a verdict that must be unanimous; as, one obstinate juror can hang a jury.

(2):

(v. i.) Of a ball: To rebound unexpectedly or unusually slowly, due to backward spin on the ball or imperfections of ground.

(3):

(n.) A sharp or steep declivity or slope.

(4):

(v. i.) To paste, as paper hangings, on the walls of a room.

(5):

(v. i.) To fit properly, as at a proper angle (a part of an implement that is swung in using), as a scythe to its snath, or an ax to its helve.

(6):

(n.) The manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe.

(7):

(v. i.) To be undetermined or uncertain; to be in suspense; to linger; to be delayed.

(8):

(v. i.) To slope down; as, hanging grounds.

(9):

(v. i.) To lean or incline; to incline downward.

(10):

(n.) Connection; arrangement; plan; as, the hang of a discourse.

(11):

(v. i.) To suspend; to fasten to some elevated point without support from below; - often used with up or out; as, to hang a coat on a hook; to hang up a sign; to hang out a banner.

(12):

(v. i.) To fasten in a manner which will allow of free motion upon the point or points of suspension; - said of a pendulum, a swing, a door, gate, etc.

(13):

(v. i.) To be, or be like, a suspended weight.

(14):

(v. i.) To put to death by suspending by the neck; - a form of capital punishment; as, to hang a murderer.

(15):

(v. i.) To cover, decorate, or furnish by hanging pictures trophies, drapery, and the like, or by covering with paper hangings; - said of a wall, a room, etc.

(16):

(v. i.) To hover; to impend; to appear threateningly; - usually with over; as, evils hang over the country.

(17):

(v. i.) To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect; to droop; as, he hung his head in shame.

(18):

(v. i.) To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay.

(19):

(v. i.) To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or points of suspension.

(20):

(v. i.) To die or be put to death by suspension from the neck.

(21):

(v. i.) To hold for support; to depend; to cling; - usually with on or upon; as, this question hangs on a single point.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Hang'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/h/hang.html. 1828.

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