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hanging

HANG'ING, ppr. Suspending to something above.

1. Being suspended; dangling; swinging.

2. Foreboding death by the halter.

What a hanging face!

3. Requiring punishment by the halter; as a hanging matter.

HANG'ING, n. Any kind of drapery hung or fastened to the walls or a room, by way of ornament.

No purple hangings clothe the palace walls.

1. Death by the halter; as hard words or hanging.

2. Display; exhibition.



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HANG'ING, ppr. Suspending to something above.

1. Being suspended; dangling; swinging.

2. Foreboding death by the halter.

What a hanging face!

3. Requiring punishment by the halter; as a hanging matter.

HANG'ING, n. Any kind of drapery hung or fastened to the walls or a room, by way of ornament.

No purple hangings clothe the palace walls.

1. Death by the halter; as hard words or hanging.

2. Display; exhibition.

HANG'ING, n.

  1. Any kind of drapery hung or fastened to the walls of a room, by way of ornament. No purple hangings clothe the palace walls. Dryden.
  2. Death by the halter; as, hard words or hanging. Pope.
  3. Display; exhibition. Addison.

HANG'ING, ppr.

  1. Suspending to something above.
  2. Being suspended; dangling; swinging.
  3. adj. Foreboding death by the halter. What a hanging face! Dryden.
  4. Requiring punishment by the halter; as, a hanging matter. Johnson.

Hang"ing
  1. Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter.

    "What a hanging face!" Dryden.
  2. The act of suspending anything; the state of being suspended.
  3. Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves.
  4. Death by suspension; execution by a halter.
  5. Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the hanging post of a gate, the post which holds the hinges.

    Hanging compass, a compass suspended so that the card may be read from beneath. -- Hanging garden, a garden sustained at an artificial elevation by any means, as by the terraces at Babylon. -- Hanging indentation. See under Indentation. -- Hanging rail (Arch.), that rail of a door or casement to which hinges are attached. -- Hanging side (Mining), the overhanging side of an inclined or hading vein. -- Hanging sleeves. (a) Strips of the same stuff as the gown, hanging down the back from the shoulders. (b) Loose, flowing sleeves. -- Hanging stile. (Arch.) (a) That stile of a door to which hinges are secured. (b) That upright of a window frame to which casements are hinged, or in which the pulleys for sash windows are fastened. -- Hanging wall (Mining), the upper wall of inclined vein, or that which hangs over the miner's head when working in the vein.

  6. That which is hung as lining or drapery for the walls of a room, as tapestry, paper, etc., or to cover or drape a door or window; -- used chiefly in the plural.

    Now purple hangings clothe the palace walls. Dryden.

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Hanging

HANG'ING, participle present tense Suspending to something above.

1. Being suspended; dangling; swinging.

2. Foreboding death by the halter.

What a hanging face!

3. Requiring punishment by the halter; as a hanging matter.

HANG'ING, noun Any kind of drapery hung or fastened to the walls or a room, by way of ornament.

No purple hangings clothe the palace walls.

1. Death by the halter; as hard words or hanging

2. Display; exhibition.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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