Definition of 'hanging'

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Synonyms of "hanging"
Synonyms of "hanging"
French Translation of "hanging"
French Translation of "hanging"
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Example sentences containing 'hanging'

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The punishment for piracy was death by public hanging. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They have all been made into elegant wall hangings. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Its name is a macabre reminder that public hangings once took place outside. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You can get a similar effect with fabric wall hangings and lots of soft furnishings in the home. The Sun (2013) Worth hanging on for future growth. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It could be worth hanging on for cheaper deals to emerge when banks and building societies react to the changed economic landscape. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Hanging mirrors in your home shouldn't be seen as a sign of vanity. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Leaving us all hanging in the air after a very curious afternoon's sport. Times, Sunday Times (2012)So my father brought in his own paintings, big wall hangings and carpets made of patchwork. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If not, is it worth hanging on to anyway? The Sun (2006)In the dining room, there is a bright pink wall hanging comprised entirely of feathers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It's a shame we had to go through a public hanging of him for this to happen. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And hangings should be public. The Sun (2008)Is it worth hanging on to or should I just bin it? Times, Sunday Times (2011)I think it's more personal than just looking at something you have hanging on the wall. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Is it worth hanging in there or should I walk? The Sun (2014)The depressed dozen all came forward to seek help after the deaths - all hangings - emerged. The Sun (2008)Like other writers before him, though, he has no proof and leaves the notion hanging. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In Egypt, the death penalty is carried out by firing squad or hanging. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In the end she leaves the thoughts hanging, unanswered, in the air. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I can't leave this hanging. Times, Sunday Times (2013)

Synonyms of 'hanging'

curtain, drape, arras
suspended, swinging, dangling, loose
projecting, prominent, beetle, beetling

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