Definition and Meanings for hanged

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Hanged is ranked 18,318 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of hanged

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun

Etymology of hanged

oe. hangen, hongien, v. t. & i., as. hangian, v. i., fr. h, v. t. (imp. heng, p. p. hongen); akin to os. hang, v. i., d. hangen, v. t. & i., g. hangen, v. i, h, v. t., icel. hanga, v. i., goth. h, v. t. (imp. ha), h, v. i. (imp. hahaida), and perh. to l. cunctari to delay. root37.

Meaning of hanged


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • 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 banner.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • to put to death by suspending by the neck; -- a form of capital punishment; as, to hang a murderer.
  • 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.
  • to paste, as paper hangings, on the walls of a room.
  • to hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect; to droop; as, he hung his head in shame.
  • 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.

as intransitive verb

  • to be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay.
  • to be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or points of suspension.
  • to die or be put to death by suspension from the neck.
  • to hold for support; to depend; to cling; -- usually with on or upon; as, this question hangs on a single point.
  • to be, or be like, a suspended weight.
  • to hover; to impend; to appear threateningly; -- usually with over; as, evils hang over the country.
  • to lean or incline; to incline downward.
  • to slope down; as, hanging grounds.
  • to be undetermined or uncertain; to be in suspense; to linger; to be delayed.
  • of a ball: to rebound unexpectedly or unusually slowly, due to backward spin on the ball or imperfections of ground.
  • to fail to curve, break, or drop as intended; -- said of pitches, such as curve balls or sliders.
  • to cease to operate normally and remain suspended in some state without performing useful work; -- said of computer programs, computers, or individual processes within a program; as, when using windows 3.1, my system would hang and need rebooting several times a day.

as noun

  • the manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe.
  • connection; arrangement; plan; as, the hang of a discourse.
  • a sharp or steep declivity or slope.
  • No antonyms for hanged

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