WordNet Search HomeWordNet Search
  

hanging

Try Other Sites   Cambridge M-W OneLook Google



{adj: aweigh} (used of an anchor) hanging clear of the bottom
"anchors aweigh"

{adj: baggy, loose-fitting, sloppy} not fitting closely; hanging loosely
"baggy trousers"
"a loose-fitting blouse is comfortable in hot weather"

{adj: cliff-hanging, suspenseful, suspensive, nail-biting} (of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense

{adj: drooping, droopy, sagging} hanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness)

{adj: episodic} of writing or narration; divided into or composed of episodes
"the book is episodic and the incidents don't always hang together"

{adj: floppy} hanging limply
"a spaniel with floppy ears"

{adj: fringed} having a decorative edging of hanging cords or strips

{adj: furled, rolled} rolled up and secured
"furled sails bound securely to the spar"
"a furled flag"
"his rolled umbrella hanging on his arm"

{adj: pendent, pendant, dependent, hanging, hanging down} supported from above
"a pendant bunch of grapes"

{adj: seamy, seedy, sleazy, sordid, squalid} morally degraded
"a seedy district"
"the seamy side of life"
"sleazy characters hanging around casinos"
"sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls"- Seattle Weekly
"the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils"- James Joyce
"the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal"

{adj: shagged, shaggy} having a very rough nap or covered with hanging shags
"junipers with shagged trunks"
"shaggy rugs"

{adj: smoked, smoke-cured, smoke-dried} (used especially of meats and fish) dried and cured by hanging in wood smoke

{adv: about, around} in the area or vicinity
"a few spectators standing about"
"hanging around"
"waited around for the next flight"

{adv: lackadaisically} in an idle and lackadaisical manner
"he was hanging around the house lackadaisically"

{adv: limply} without rigidity
"the body was hanging limply from the tree"

{adv: narrow-mindedly, small-mindedly} in a narrow-minded manner
"narrow-mindedly, the authorities closed down the cafe where teenagers used to hang out"
<-> broad-mindedly

{adv: over} beyond the top or upper surface or edge; forward from an upright position
"a roof that hangs over";

{n: Brown, John Brown} abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1858)

{n: Dictyophera, genus Dictyophera} closely related to genus Phallus distinguished by an indusium hanging like a skirt from below the pileus

{n: Eton jacket} a jacket hanging to the waist and cut square at the bottom

{n: Hale, Nathan Hale} a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)

{n: Haman} (Old Testament) the minister of the Persian emperor who hated the Jews and was hanged for plotting to massacre them

{n: Hanging Gardens of Babylon} a terraced garden at Babylon watered by pumps from the Euphrates; construction attributed to Nebuchadnezzar around 600 BC

{n: Jacob's ladder, jack ladder, pilot ladder} (nautical) a hanging ladder of ropes or chains supporting wooden or metal rungs or steps

{n: Kakemono} a Japanese (paper or silk) wall hanging; usually narrow with a picture or writing on it and a roller at the bottom

{n: Kidd, William Kidd, Captain Kidd} Scottish sea captain who was hired to protect British shipping in the Indian Ocean and then was accused of piracy and hanged (1645-1701)

{n: Phallus, genus Phallus} genus of fungi having the cap or pileus hanging free around the stem

{n: Pholiota destruens} a large fungus with whitish scales on the cap and remnants of the veil hanging from the cap; the stalk is thick and hard

{n: Stropharia ambigua} a gilled fungus with a long stalk and a yellow slimy cap from which fragments of the broken veil hang; gills are initially white but become dark brown as spores are released

{n: Vesey, Denmark Vesey} United States freed slave and insurrectionist in South Carolina who was involved in planning an uprising of slaves and was hanged (1767-1822)

{n: banana, banana tree} any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated fruits

{n: bearded vulture, lammergeier, lammergeyer, Gypaetus barbatus} the largest Eurasian bird of prey; having black feathers hanging around the bill

{n: bent hang} a hang performed with the elbows bent

{n: bent, knack, hang} a special way of doing something
"he had a bent for it"
"he had a special knack for getting into trouble"
"he couldn't get the hang of it"

{n: bob} a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string

{n: box coat} a short coat that hangs loosely from the shoulders

{n: bulletin board, notice board} a board that hangs on a wall; displays announcements

{n: catenary} the curve theoretically assumed by a perfectly flexible and inextensible cord of uniform density and cross section hanging freely from two fixed points

{n: ceriman, Monstera deliciosa} tropical American vine having roots that hang like cords and cylindrical fruit with a pineapple and banana flavor

{n: chandelier, pendant, pendent} branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling

{n: chemise, sack, shift} a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist

{n: clapper, tongue} metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side

{n: clothes tree, coat tree, coat stand} an upright pole with pegs or hooks on which to hang clothing

{n: clotheshorse} a framework on which to hang clothes (as for drying)

{n: coat hanger, clothes hanger, dress hanger} a hanger that is shaped like a person's shoulders and used to hang garments on

{n: coattail} the loose back flap of a coat that hangs below the waist

{n: coonskin cap, coonskin} a raccoon cap with the tail hanging down the back

{n: crowd, crew, gang, bunch} an informal body of friends
"he still hangs out with the same crowd"

{n: cup hook} hook (usually on the underside of a shelf) for hanging cups

{n: curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall} hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

{n: dewlap} a hanging fold of loose skin on an elderly person's neck

{n: dombeya} any of various shrubs or small trees of the genus Dombeya grown for their rounded clusters of exquisite often sweet-scented flowers usually hanging beneath the leaves

{n: dossal, dossel} an ornamental hanging of rich fabric hung behind the altar of a church or at the sides of a chancel

{n: drape} the manner in which fabric hangs or falls
"she adjusted the drape of her skirt"

{n: drip loop} a downward hanging loop in a line that runs to a building
"when it rained water would fall from the drip loop before it reached the building"

{n: edible banana, Musa paradisiaca sapientum} widely cultivated species of banana trees bearing compact hanging clusters of commercially important edible yellow fruit

{n: false miterwort, false mitrewort, Tiarella unifoliata} plant with tiny white flowers hanging in loose clusters on leafy stems; moist woods from Alaska to central California and east to Montana

{n: fez, tarboosh} a felt cap (usually red) for a man; shaped like a flat-topped cone with a tassel that hangs from the crown

{n: flap} any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely
"he wrote on the flap of the envelope"

{n: fob} an adornment that hangs from a watch chain

{n: four-in-hand} a long necktie that is tied in a slipknot with one end hanging in front of the other

{n: fringe} edging consisting of hanging threads or tassels

{n: gallows bird} a person who deserves to be hanged

{n: gallows} an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging

{n: garter belt, suspender belt} a wide belt of elastic with supporters hanging from it; worn by women to hold up stockings

{n: ground ivy, alehoof, field balm, gill-over-the-ground, runaway robin, Glechoma hederaceae, Nepeta hederaceae} trailing European aromatic plant of the mint family having rounded leaves and small purplish flowers often grown in hanging baskets; naturalized in North America; sometimes placed in genus Nepeta

{n: hammock, sack} a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily

{n: hang glider} a glider resembling a large kite; the rider hangs from it while descending from a height

{n: hang glider} a rider of a hang glider

{n: hang gliding} gliding in a hang glider

{n: hang-up, hitch, rub, snag} an unforeseen obstacle

{n: hang-up} an emotional preoccupation

{n: hanger} a worker who hangs something

{n: hanging chad} a chad that is incompletely removed and hanging by one corner

{n: hanging fly} any of various mecopterous insects of the family Bittacidae

{n: hanging wall} the upper wall of an inclined fault

{n: hanging, wall hanging} decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
"the cold castle walls were covered with hangings"

{n: hanging} a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
"in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment"

{n: hangman's rope, hangman's halter, halter, hemp, hempen necktie} a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging

{n: hangman} an executioner who hangs the condemned person

{n: hang} a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms

{n: hang} the way a garment hangs
"he adjusted the hang of his coat"

{n: hoop, ring} a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling
"there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse"

{n: idesia, Idesia polycarpa} deciduous roundheaded Asiatic tree widely grown in mild climates as an ornamental for its heart-shaped leaves and fragrant yellow-green flowers followed by hanging clusters of fleshy orange-red berries

{n: inverted hang} a hang performed on the rings with the body upside down

{n: ivy geranium, ivy-leaved geranium, hanging geranium, Pelargonium peltatum} a commonly cultivated trailing South American plant with peltate leaves and rosy flowers

{n: khimar} a headscarf worn by observant Muslim women that hangs down to just above the waist

{n: lambrequin} short and decorative hanging for a shelf edge or top of a window casing

{n: leech, parasite, sponge, sponger} a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage

{n: lever hang} a hang performed on the rings with the body stationary in a horizontal position

{n: lynch law} the practice of punishing people by hanging without due process of law

{n: normal fault, gravity fault, common fault} an inclined fault in which the hanging wall appears to have slipped downward relative to the footwall

{n: overhang} projection that extends beyond or hangs over something else

{n: painting, picture} graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
"a small painting by Picasso"
"he bought the painting as an investment"
"his pictures hang in the Louvre"

{n: pallium} (Roman Catholic Church) vestment consisting of a band encircling the shoulders with two lappets hanging in front and back

{n: pendant, pendent} an adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace or earring)

{n: picture rail} rail fixed to a wall for hanging pictures

{n: piked reverse hang} a reverse hang performed on the rings

{n: plantain, plantain tree, Musa paradisiaca} a banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular greenish starchy fruits; tropics and subtropics

{n: plus fours} men's baggy knickers hanging below the knees; formerly worn for sports (especially golf)

{n: ponytail} a hair style that draws the hair back so that it hangs down in back of the head like a pony's tail

{n: portcullis} gate consisting of an iron or wooden grating that hangs in the entry to a castle or fortified town; can be lowered to prevent passage

{n: reverse hang} a hang with the arms extended in back

{n: sandwich board} signboard consisting of two hinged boards that hang front and back from the shoulders of a walker and are used to display advertisements

{n: sandwichman} a person with advertising boards hanging from the shoulders

{n: scaffold} a platform from which criminals are executed (hanged or beheaded)

{n: seine} a large fishnet that hangs vertically, with floats at the top and weights at the bottom

{n: skirt} a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women

{n: slack} a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely
"he took up the slack"

{n: sling, scarf bandage, triangular bandage} bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck

{n: sloth, tree sloth} any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals of South America and Central America; they hang from branches back downward and feed on leaves and fruits

{n: stalactite} a cylinder of calcium carbonate hanging from the roof of a limestone cave

{n: straight hang} a hang performed on the rings or parallel bars with the body erect and the arms at the sides

{n: straphanger} a standing subway or bus passenger who grips a hanging strap for support

{n: styrax} any shrub or small tree of the genus Styrax having fragrant bell-shaped flowers that hang below the dark green foliage

{n: suspension, dangling, hanging} the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)
"there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"

{n: sword of Damocles} a constant and immanent peril
"the possibility hangs over their heads like the sword of Damocles"

{n: tapestry, arras} a wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric with pictorial designs

{n: tasset, tasse} one of two pieces of armor plate hanging from the fauld to protect the upper thighs

{n: theater curtain, theatre curtain} a hanging cloth that conceals the stage from the view of the audience; rises or parts at the beginning and descends or closes between acts and at the end of a performance

{n: tippet} a woman's fur shoulder cape with hanging ends; often consisting of the whole fur of a fox or marten

{n: wardrobe, closet, press} a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes

{n: wattle, lappet} a fleshy wrinkled and often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds (chickens and turkeys) or lizards

{n: wind chime, wind bell} a decorative arrangement of pieces of metal or glass or pottery that hang together loosely so the wind can cause them to tinkle

{n: yoke} support consisting of a wooden frame across the shoulders that enables a person to carry buckets hanging from each end

{v: append, tag on, tack on, tack, hang on} fix to ; attach
"append a charm to the necklace"

{v: attend, hang, advert, pay heed, give ear} give heed (to)
"The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"
"She hung on his every word"
"They attended to everything he said"

{v: bag} hang loosely, like an empty bag

{v: brood, hover, loom, bulk large} hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing
"The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"

{v: brush} clean with a brush
"She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"

{v: care a hang, give a hoot, give a hang, give a damn} show no concern or interest ; always used in the negative
"I don't give a hoot"
"She doesn't give a damn about her job"

{v: chin, chin up} in gymnastics: raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar

{v: cling, hang} hold on tightly or tenaciously
"hang on to your father's hands"
"The child clung to his mother's apron"

{v: consort, associate, affiliate, assort} keep company with ; hang out with
"He associates with strange people"
"She affiliates with her colleagues"

{v: dangle, swing, drop} hang freely
"the ornaments dangled from the tree"
"The light dropped from the ceiling"

{v: dangle} cause to dangle or hang freely
"He dangled the ornaments from the Christmas tree"

{v: drag, trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind} to lag or linger behind
"But in so many other areas we still are dragging"

{v: drip-dry} dry by hanging up wet

{v: droop, loll} hang loosely or laxly
"His tongue lolled"

{v: frighten, fright, scare, affright} cause fear in
"The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"

{v: gibbet} hang on an execution instrument

{v: halter} hang with a halter

{v: hang by a thread, hand by a hair} depend on a small thing or be at risk
"His life now hangs by a thread"

{v: hang glide, soar} fly by means of a hang glider

{v: hang on, hold the line, hold on} hold the phone line open
"Please hang on while I get your folder"

{v: hang out} spend time in a certain location or with certain people
"She hangs out at the corner cafe"

{v: hang together, interdepend} be connected
"In my heart I can make the world hang together"

{v: hang up} interrupt a telephone conversation

{v: hang up} put a telephone receiver back in its cradle

{v: hang, fall, flow} fall or flow in a certain way
"This dress hangs well"
"Her long black hair flowed down her back"

{v: hang, hang up} cause to be hanging or suspended
"Hang that picture on the wall"

{v: hang, string up} kill by hanging
"The murdered was hanged on Friday"

{v: hang} be exhibited
"Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum"

{v: hang} be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive
"This worry hangs on my mind"
"The cloud of suspicion hangs over her"

{v: hang} be placed in position as by a hinge
"This cabinet door doesn't hang right!"

{v: hang} be suspended or hanging
"The flag hung on the wall"

{v: hang} be suspended or poised
"Heavy fog hung over the valley"

{v: hang} decorate or furnish with something suspended
"Hang wallpaper"

{v: hang} let drop or droop
"Hang one's head in shame"

{v: hang} of meat, in order to get a gamey taste
"hang the venison for a few days"

{v: hang} place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction
"hang a door"

{v: hang} prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury

{v: hover} hang in the air ; fly or be suspended above

{v: lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind} hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

{v: lie about, lie around} hang around idly
"She did all the work while he lay around"

{v: loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around} be about
"The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"
"Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"

{v: master, get the hang} be or become completely proficient or skilled in
"She mastered Japanese in less than two years"

{v: opt out, cop out} choose not to do something, as out of fear of failing
"She copped out when she was supposed to get into the hang glider"

{v: overhang, beetle} be suspended over or hang over
"This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town"

{v: persevere, persist, hang in, hang on, hold on} be persistent, refuse to stop
"he persisted to call me every night"
"The child persisted and kept asking questions"

{v: push} sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)
"The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"

{v: suspend} hang freely
"The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them"

{v: trail} hang down so as to drag along the ground
"The bride's veiled trailed along the ground"


173 paragraphs, 263 lines displayed.    Top
(Alt+Z : Reinput words.)
(You can double-click any word on this page to get it searched.)
    
hit counter