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Hang appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • I'm a lasagna, hang a salami.
  • Go hang a salami! I'm a lasagna hog!
  • Go hang a salami; I'm a lasagna hog!
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Usage statistics for the verb hang:

conversational speech70.83%task-oriented speech29.17%
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Hang is sometimes a misspelling of handed.

The word hang is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun hang

What does hang mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: hangs

  1. a special way of doing something
  2. the way a garment hangs
    • example: he adjusted the hang of his coat
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic word: fit = the manner in which something fits
  3. a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic term: gymnastic exercise = an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance
    • more specific terms:
      • bent hang = a hang performed with the elbows bent
      • inverted hang = a hang performed on the rings with the body upside down
      • lever hang = a hang performed on the rings with the body stationary in a horizontal position
      • reverse hang = a hang with the arms extended in back
      • straight hang = a hang performed on the rings or parallel bars with the body erect and the arms at the sides

Alternative definition of the noun hang

noun

  1. The way in which something hangs.
  2. [figuratively] A grip, understanding
  3. [computing] An instance of ceasing to respond to input devices.
  4. [context: Ireland, informal, derogatory] Cheap, processed ham (cured pork), often made specially for sandwiches.

Specialised definition of the noun hang

Glossary of sports

posture in gymnastics (at high bar, rings, parallel bars, and uneven bars), where the body is held freely hanging from the apparatus above the floor. The hang is performed in numerous variants, e.g. as straight hang (the body hangs with extended arms on the apparatus), bent hang (hanging with bent arms), knee hang (the body hangs in the hollow of the knee), upper arm hang (hanging with the upper arms lying on the parallel bars), hanging scale (the body is held horizontally and hangs from the rings), forward swing with half turn in hang (hang with half a turn around the longitudinal axis). (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / weightlifting

a position in which the bar is above the platform but below the knees

Definition of the verb hang

What does hang mean as a doing word?

Hang is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

 simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
 hunghunghanginghangs
kill by hanginghangedhangedhanginghangs
kill by hanginghunghunghanginghangs

  1. be suspended or hanging
    • example: The lights hang from the ceiling
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]Cheryl stood the books thereVerbs of Putting: dangle, lean, perch, rest, sit, stand, suspend
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]Cheryl stood the books on the shelf
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Destination, locative adverb]The books lean there
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]The books lean against the shelf
      there [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Theme, indefinite]There stood on the corner a statueVerbs of Existence: balance, bend, bow, crouch, dangle, droop, flop, fly, hover, huddle, hunch, jut, kneel, lean, lie, loll, loom, lounge, nestle, open, perch, plop, project, protrude, recline, repose, rest, rise, roost, sag, sit, slope, slouch, slump, sprawl, squat, stand, stoop, straddle, swing, tilt, tower
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location]They stood the statue on the pedestal
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb]John slouched
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]The statue stood on the corner
      [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme]On the pedestal stood a statue
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more specific words:
  2. cause to be hanging or suspended
    • examples: Hang that picture on the wall | They hang the lights from the ceiling
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]Cheryl stood the books thereVerbs of Putting: dangle, lean, perch, rest, sit, stand, suspend
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]Cheryl stood the books on the shelf
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Destination, locative adverb]The books lean there
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]The books lean against the shelf
      there [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Theme, indefinite]There stood on the corner a statueVerbs of Existence: balance, bend, bow, crouch, dangle, droop, flop, fly, hover, huddle, hunch, jut, kneel, lean, lie, loll, loom, lounge, nestle, open, perch, plop, project, protrude, recline, repose, rest, rise, roost, sag, sit, slope, slouch, slump, sprawl, squat, stand, stoop, straddle, swing, tilt, tower
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location]They stood the statue on the pedestal
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb]John slouched
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]The statue stood on the corner
      [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme]On the pedestal stood a statue
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination]Jessica sprayed the wall | Leslie staffed the storeVerbs of Putting: brush, drizzle, plaster, pump, rub, scatter, seed, sew, shower, smear, smudge, sow, spatter, splash, splatter, spray, spread, sprinkle, spritz, spurt, squirt, stick, strew, string, swab, wash, wrap
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] with [Theme]Jessica loaded the wagon with boxes
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]Jessica squirted water
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] at [Destination]Jessica squirted water at me
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]Jessica loaded boxes into the wagon
      [Theme - substance or concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Locative or Directional Preposition] [Destination]Paint sprayed onto the wall
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of hang: hang up
    • more generic words: fasten / fix / secure = cause to be firmly attached
    • more specific words:
  3. kill by hanging
    • examples: The murderer was hanged on Friday | They want to hang the prisoners
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient]The witch poisoned Snow White
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]The Boston Strangler strangled his victims dead
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]The Boston Strangler strangled his victims to death
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]The queen poisoned Snow White with an apple

      Verbs of Killing (with the same syntax): asphyxiate, behead, crucify, decapitate, disembowel, drown, electrocute, eviscerate, garrotte, impale, knife, poison, shoot, smother, stab, stone, strangle, suffocate, throttle.

    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of hang: string up
    • more generic terms: execute / put to death = kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
    • more specific words:
      • halter = hang with a halter
      • gibbet = hang on an execution instrument
  4. let drop or droop
  5. fall or flow in a certain way
  6. be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive
    • examples: This worry hangs on my mind | The cloud of suspicion hangs over her
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
    • more specific terms: bulk large / brood / hover / loom = hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing
  7. give heed (to)
  8. be suspended or poised
    • examples: Some big birds hang in the tree | There hang some big birds in the tree
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
  9. hold on tightly or tenaciously
    • example: hang on to your father's hands
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of hang: cling
    • more generic terms: grasp / hold on = hold firmly
  10. be exhibited
    • example: Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
  11. prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
  12. decorate or furnish with something suspended
  13. be placed in position as by a hinge
    • examples: This cabinet door doesn't hang right! | The doors hang
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 5
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
  14. place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction
    • examples: hang a door | They want to hang the doors
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: fasten / fix / secure = cause to be firmly attached
  15. suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste
    • example: hang the venison for a few days
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: decompose / molder / moulder / rot = break down

Alternative definition of the verb hang

verb

  1. [intransitive] To be or remain suspended.
  2. [intransitive] To float, as if suspended.
  3. [transitive] To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect.
  4. [transitive] To cause (something) to be suspended, as from a hook, hanger, or the like.
  5. [transitive, legal] To execute (someone) by suspension from the neck.
  6. [intransitive, legal] To be executed by suspension by one's neck from a gallows, a tree, or other raised bar, attached by a rope tied into a noose.
  7. [intransitive, informal] To loiter, hang around, to spend time idly.
  8. [transitive] To exhibit (an object).
  9. [transitive] To apply (wallpaper or drywall to a wall).
  10. [transitive] To decorate (something) with hanging objects.
  11. [intransitive, computing] To stop responding to manual input devices such as keyboard or mouse.
  12. [transitive, computing] To cause (a program or computer) to stop responding.
  13. [transitive, chess] To cause (a piece) to become vulnerable to capture.
  14. [intransitive, chess] To be vulnerable to capture.

    Place

    Hang a.k.a. Neghelle Airport is a military airport located in Negele Boran, Ethiopia.

    Characters

    1. Hang is a fictional character from the book Paradise of the Blind.
    2. Hang: An is a fictional character from the 2009 film Những nụ hôn rực rỡ.
    3. Hang is a fictional character from the film Biển Hát.
    4. Hang is a fictional film character.

    Music

    1. "Hang" is a musical album of Lagwagon.
      • released on
    2. "Hang" is a musical EP of Arch Criminals.
      • released in (29 years ago)
    3. "Hang" is a composition.
    4. "Hang" is a musical album of Laura Inserra.
      • released in (8 years ago)
    5. "HANG" is a musical album of HANG.
      • released in (8 years ago)
    6. "Hang" is a musical album of Evvolves.

    Miscellanea

    1. Hang a.k.a. Hangul: The Korean alphabet is the native alphabet of the Korean language. It was created during the Joseon Dynasty in 1443, and is now the official script of both South Korea and North Korea, and co-official in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture of China's Jilin Province. In South Korea, Hangul is occasionally augmented by Chinese characters called Hanja; whereas in North Korea, Hanja are virtually nonexistent.
      • also known as 諺文
    2. The Hang is a musical instrument in the idiophone class created by Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer in Bern, Switzerland. The name of their company is PANArt Hangbau AG. The Hang is sometimes referred to as a hang drum, but the inventors consider this a misnomer and strongly discourage its use.
    3. Hang: In computing, a hang or freeze occurs when either a single computer program or the whole system ceases to respond to inputs. In the most commonly encountered scenario, a workstation with a graphical user interface, all windows belonging to the frozen program become static, and though the mouse cursor still moves on the screen, neither typing on the keyboard nor clicking the mouse produces any effect in the program's windows. The mouse cursor may also be stuck in a form indicating that it is waiting for some operation to complete, such as an hourglass or a spinning wait cursor.
      • also known as 假死机
    4. Hang a.k.a. Kháng Language: Kháng, also known as Mang U’, is an Austroasiatic language of Vietnam. It is closely related of the Bumang language of southern Yunnan, China. Kháng may be Palaungic, although Jerold Edmondson suggests Khmuic affinity.
    5. Hang is a website.
    6. Hang a.k.a. zinc finger protein 699 is a gene.
      • also known as hangover homolog; hangover, Drosophila, homolog of

    Phrases with Hang

    Phrases starting with the word Hang:

    1. Hang'd
    2. hang in
    3. hang on
    4. hang up
    5. Hang-by
    6. hang-up
    7. Hang Dog
    8. hang out
    9. Hang Ten
    10. hang back
    11. Hang fire
    12. Hang Five
    13. Hang Onto
    14. hang over
    15. Hang Time
    16. Hang a Leg
    17. hang about
    18. hang glide

    Phrases ending with the word Hang:

    1. to hang
    2. bent hang

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    Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hang

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    Google previewSpider Monkeys (2008)

    The Biology, Behavior and Ecology of the Genus Ateles by Christina J. Campbell

    Tail–forelimb hang is a relatively common feeding posture in Ateles. The tail grasps above the animal and one forelimb grasps in full extension below the same or a nearby substrate (Figure 7.2c). Depending on the relative position of the two ...

    Google previewClassical Museum (1847)

    A Journal of Philology and of Ancient History and Literature

    Ab'hang is a pyrrhic, (though a trochee by abuse of language accentually,) and Raachfang is a trochee both quantitative and accentual.

    Google previewConsuming Urban Culture in Contemporary Vietnam (2005)

    by Lisa Drummond, Mandy Thomas

    Hang is the class monitor and Ha is the Youth Union secretary, both positions of some responsi— bility. The other students who figure more-or-less prominently in the serial include Ngon, ...

    Google previewConcurrent Programming on Windows (2008)

    by Joe Duffy

    But a hang means that additional library and application logic won't run, like flushing FileStream write buffers. And for any crossprocess state, you should always have a failsafe plan in place, such as detecting corrupt machinewide state and ...

    Google previewMeta-Algorithmics (2013)

    Patterns for Robust, Low Cost, High Quality Systems by Steven J. Simske

    Such robustness to job hang is an important consideration in all parallelism, and a reason more complicated scheduling approaches than the relatively simple architectures of Figures 2.1 and Q are generally selected for complex machine ...

    Google previewDown to Earth (1995)

    The Territorial Bond in South China by David Faure, Helen F. Siu

    Wo Hang is a case in point. This village originally had four indigenous resident families. The Lee family arrived in 1688. They probably bought the land from the Cheung family of Wong Pui Ling (Huangbeiling).2 The settlement group consisted ...

    Google previewProstar Sailing Directions 2004 Korea & China Enroute (2004)

    Imun Hang is a small harbor protected by breakwaters and entered ...

    Google previewMongolian English Dictionary (2013)

    by Bawden,

    toget the knack of,toget the hang of,to manage, ~саам pretext,way out, way round, ~саам хайхto rind a way round (something), ~ саам хайж төлөхөөс зайлсхийх tofindan excuse not to pay, ~ сүвway, possibility, ~ сүвэгчлэх ...

    Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Gypsies' Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology (1897)

    by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

    Hang it up, to (American), to charge to one's account, to put down to credit, to chalk it behind the door. Also English, hang it up, slate it. Hang of a thing, to get or have the (English and American), to become familiar with, to learn the art, ...

    Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant (1889)

    Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

    Hangers — Hang. Hang — Hap. Ha'porth — Hard. Hard. Hard — Harrower.

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    Usage statistics about hang

    The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

    Usage statistics for the verb hang:

    conversational speech70.83%task-oriented speech29.17% imaginative writing80.95%informational writing19.05%

    Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb hang:

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    Photos about Hang

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    Small photo of Hang gliding in Greifenburg, Austria, FAI European Championship 2009. Three gliders and dramatic cloudy sky.Small photo of Hundred dollar bills hang and dry on a rope against a blue cloudy sky. Money hangs among the drying clothes.Small photo of Hundred dollar bills hang and dry on a rope against a blue cloudy sky. Money hangs among the drying clothes.Small photo of Hundred dollar bills hang and dry on a rope against a blue cloudy sky. Money hangs among the drying clothes. More...

    Videos about Hang

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    Quotes about Hang

    We must indeed all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall hang separately. (Benjamin Franklin)
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    Scrabble value of H4A1N1G2

    The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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