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English noun: hanging

1. hanging (artifact) decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window

SamplesThe cold castle walls were covered with hangings.

Synonymswall hanging

Broader (hypernym)decoration, ornament, ornamentation

Narrower (hyponym)arras, dossal, dossel, Kakemono, lambrequin, tapestry

2. hanging (act) a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead

SamplesIn those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment.

Broader (hypernym)capital punishment, death penalty, executing, execution

3. hanging (act) the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)

SamplesThere was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait.

Synonymsdangling, suspension

Broader (hypernym)support, supporting

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