Hypertext Webster Gateway: "hang"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Hang \Hang\, v. i. (Cricket, Tennis, etc.)
Of a ball: To rebound unexpectedly or unusually slowly, due
to backward spin on the ball or imperfections of ground.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Hang \Hang\, v. t.
To prevent from reaching a decision, esp. by refusing to join
in a verdict that must be unanimous; as, one obstinate juror
can hang a jury.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Sleeve \Sleeve\, n. [OE. sleeve, sleve, AS. sl?fe, sl?fe; akin
to sl?fan to put on, to clothe; cf. OD. sloove the turning up
of anything, sloven to turn up one's sleeves, sleve a sleeve,
G. schlaube a husk, pod.]
1. The part of a garment which covers the arm; as, the sleeve
of a coat or a gown. --Chaucer.

2. A narrow channel of water. [R.]

The Celtic Sea, called oftentimes the Sleeve.

3. (Mach.)
(a) A tubular part made to cover, sustain, or steady
another part, or to form a connection between two
(b) A long bushing or thimble, as in the nave of a wheel.
(c) A short piece of pipe used for covering a joint, or
forming a joint between the ends of two other pipes.

{Sleeve button}, a detachable button to fasten the wristband
or cuff.

{Sleeve links}, two bars or buttons linked together, and used
to fasten a cuff or wristband.

{To laugh in the sleeve}, to laugh privately or unperceived,
especially while apparently preserving a grave or serious
demeanor toward the person or persons laughed at; that is,
perhaps, originally, by hiding the face in the wide
sleeves of former times.

{To pin}, or {hang}, {on the sleeve of}, to be, or make,
dependent upon.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Hang \Hang\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hanged} (h?ngd) or {Hung}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Hanging}.

Usage: The use of hanged is preferable to that of hung, when
reference is had to death or execution by suspension,
and it is also more common.] [OE. hangen, hangien, v.
t. & i., AS. hangian, v. i., fr. h?n, v. t. (imp.
heng, p. p. hongen); akin to OS. hang?n, v. i. D.
hangen, v. t. & i., G. hangen, v. i, h["a]ngen, v. t,
Isel hanga, v. i., Goth. h[=a]han, v. t. (imp.
ha['i]hah), h[=a]han, v. i. (imp. hahaida), and perh.
to L. cunctari to delay. [root]37. ]
1. To suspend; to fasten to some elevated point without
support from below; -- often used with up or out; as, to
hang a coat on a hook; to hang up a sign; to hang out a

2. To fasten in a manner which will allow of free motion upon
the point or points of suspension; -- said of a pendulum,
a swing, a door, gate, etc.

3. To fit properly, as at a proper angle (a part of an
implement that is swung in using), as a scythe to its
snath, or an ax to its helve. [U. S.]

4. To put to death by suspending by the neck; -- a form of
capital punishment; as, to hang a murderer.

5. To cover, decorate, or furnish by hanging pictures
trophies, drapery, and the like, or by covering with paper
hangings; -- said of a wall, a room, etc.

Hung be the heavens with black. --Shak.

And hung thy holy roofs with savage spoils.

6. To paste, as paper hangings, on the walls of a room.

7. To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or
position instead of erect; to droop; as, he hung his head
in shame.

Cowslips wan that hang the pensive head. --Milton.

{To hang down}, to let fall below the proper position; to
bend down; to decline; as, to hang down the head, or,
elliptically, to hang the head.

{To hang fire} (Mil.), to be slow in communicating fire
through the vent to the charge; as, the gun hangs fire;
hence, to hesitate, to hold back as if in suspense.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Hang \Hang\, v. i.
1. To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without
support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to
remain; to stay.

2. To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion
on the point or points of suspension.

3. To die or be put to death by suspension from the neck.
[R.] ``Sir Balaam hangs.'' --Pope.

4. To hold for support; to depend; to cling; -- usually with
on or upon; as, this question hangs on a single point.
``Two infants hanging on her neck.'' --Peacham.

5. To be, or be like, a suspended weight.

Life hangs upon me, and becomes a burden. --Addison.

6. To hover; to impend; to appear threateningly; -- usually
with over; as, evils hang over the country.

7. To lean or incline; to incline downward.

To decide which way hung the victory. --Milton.

His neck obliquely o'er his shoulder hung. --Pope.

8. To slope down; as, hanging grounds.

9. To be undetermined or uncertain; to be in suspense; to
linger; to be delayed.

A noble stroke he lifted high, Which hung not, but
so swift with tempest fell On the proud crest of
Satan. --Milton.

{To hang around}, to loiter idly about.

{To hang back}, to hesitate; to falter; to be reluctant. ``If
any one among you hangs back.'' --Jowett (Thucyd.).

{To hang by the eyelids}.
(a) To hang by a very slight hold or tenure.
(b) To be in an unfinished condition; to be left

{To hang in doubt}, to be in suspense.

{To hang on} (with the emphasis on the preposition), to keep
hold; to hold fast; to stick; to be persistent, as a

{To hang on the} {lips, words}, etc., to be charmed by

{To hang out}.
(a) To be hung out so as to be displayed; to project.
(b) To be unyielding; as, the juryman hangs out against an
agreement. [Colloq.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Hang \Hang\, n.
1. The manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is
connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe.

2. Connection; arrangement; plan; as, the hang of a
discourse. [Colloq.]

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: 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" [syn: {bent}, {knack}]
2: the way a garment hangs; "he adjusted the hang of his coat"
v 1: be suspended or hanging; "The flag hung on the wall"
2: cause to be hanging or suspended; "Hang that picture on the
wall" [syn: {hang up}]
3: kill by hanging; "The murdered was hanged on Friday" [syn: {string
4: let drop or droop; "Hang one's head in shame"
5: fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her
long black hair flowed down her back" [syn: {fall}, {flow}]
6: be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive; "This worry hangs on
my mind"; "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her"
7: give heed (to); "The children in the audience attended the
recital quietly"; "She hung on his every word"; "They paid
attention to everything he said" [syn: {attend}, {pay
attention}, {advert}, {pay heed}, {give ear}]
8: be suspended or poised; "Heavy fog hung over the valley"
9: hold on tightly or tenaciously; "hang on to your father's
hands"; "The child clung to his mother's apron" [syn: {cling}]
10: be exhibited; "Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum"
11: prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
12: decorate or furnish with something suspended; "Hang
13: be placed in position as by a hinge; "This cabinet door
doesn't hang right!"
14: place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement
in one direction; "hang a door"
15: of meat, in order to get a gamey taste; "hang the venison
for a few days"

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