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  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. 




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