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Bible Usage:


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  • Included in Smiths: No
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  • Included in Strongs: Yes
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Strongs Concordance:


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HANG, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive 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 36:1.

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, verb intransitive 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 civil 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 28:66.

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, noun A sharp declivity.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HANG'BY, noun A dependent, in contempt.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HANG'ED, participle passive Suspended; put to death by being suspended by the neck.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HANG'ER, noun That by which a thing is suspended.

1. A short broad sword, incurvated towards the point.

2. One that hangs, or causes to be hanged.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HANG'ER-ON, noun One who besets another importunately in soliciting favors.

1. A dependant; one who eats and drinks without payment.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(as a punishment), a mark of infamy inflicted on the dead bodies of criminals (Deuteronomy 21:23) rather than our modern mode of punishment. Criminals were first strangled and then hanged (Nu. 25:4; Deuteronomy 21:22). (See 2 Samuel 21:6 for the practice of the Gibeonites.)

Hanging (as a curtain).

1. Heb. masak, (a) before the entrance to the court of the tabernacle (Exodus 35:17); (b) before the door of the tabernacle (26:36, 37); (c) before the entrance to the most holy place, called "the veil of the covering" (35:12; 39:34), as the word properly means.

2. Heb. kelaim, tapestry covering the walls of the tabernacle (Exodus 27:9; 35:17; Numbers 3:26) to the half of the height of the wall (Exodus 27:18; comp. 26:16). These hangings were fastened to pillars.

3. Heb. bottim (2 Kings 23:7), "hangings for the grove" (R.V., "for the Asherah"); marg., instead of "hangings," has "tents" or "houses." Such curtained structures for idolatrous worship are also alluded to in Ezekiel 16:16.

Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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.

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Hanging, Hangings

  1. The "hanging" was a curtain or 'covering' to close an entrance; one was placed before the door of the tabernacle. Exodus 26:36,37; 39:38
  2. The "hangings"; were used for covering, the walls of the court of the tabernacles just as tapestry is used in modern times. (Exodus 27:9; 35:17; 38:9; Numbers 3:26; 4:26)

Naves Topical Index

See Curtains

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HANG'ING-SIDE, noun In mining, the overhanging side of an inclined or hading vein.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HANG'ING-SLEEVES, noun Strips of the same stuff with the gown, hanging down the back from the shoulders.

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HANG'MAN, noun One who hangs another; a public executioner; also, a term of reproach.

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HANG'NEST, noun The name of certain species of birds, which build nests suspended from the branches of trees, such as the Baltimore oriole or red-bird; also, the nest so suspended.