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  9  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
  --Drayton. 
 
  3.  (Mach.) 
  a  A  tubular  part  made  to  cover,  sustain,  or  steady 
  another  part  or  to  form  a  connection  between  two 
  parts 
  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 
  banner. 
 
  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. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  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 
  incomplete. 
 
  {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 
  disease. 
 
  {To  hang  on  the}  {lips,  words},  etc.,  to  be  charmed  by 
  eloquence. 
 
  {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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hang 
  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 
  up}] 
  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 
  wallpaper" 
  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" 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  hang  v.  1.  [very  common]  To  wait  for  an  event  that  will  never 
  occur.  "The  system  is  hanging  because  it  can't  read  from  the  crashed 
  drive".  See  {wedged},  {hung}.  2.  To  wait  for  some  event  to  occur; 
  to  hang  around  until  something  happens.  "The  program  displays  a  menu 
  and  then  hangs  until  you  type  a  character."  Compare  {block}.  3.  To 
  attach  a  peripheral  device,  esp.  in  the  construction  `hang  off':  "We're 
  going  to  hang  another  tape  drive  off  the  file  server."  Implies  a  device 
  attached  with  cables,  rather  than  something  that  is  strictly  inside  the 
  machine's  chassis. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  hang 
 
  1.  To  wait  for  an  event  that  will  never  occur.  "The  system  is 
  hanging  because  it  can't  read  from  the  crashed  drive".  See 
  {wedged},  {hung}. 
 
  2.  To  wait  for  some  event  to  occur;  to  hang  around  until 
  something  happens.  "The  program  displays  a  menu  and  then 
  hangs  until  you  type  a  character."  Compare  {block}. 
 
  3.  To  attach  a  peripheral  device,  especially  in  the 
  construction  "hang  off":  "We're  going  to  hang  another  tape 
  drive  off  the  file  server."  Implies  a  device  attached  with 
  cables,  rather  than  something  that  is  strictly  inside  the 
  machine's  chassis. 
 
 




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