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hung


  5  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Hung  \Hung\, 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Hang}. 
 
  {Hung  beef},  the  fleshy  part  of  beef  slightly  salted  and  hung 
  up  to  dry;  dried  beef. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hung 
  adj  :  (usually  followed  by  `with'  or  used  in  a  combining  form) 
  having  items  suspended  on  or  from  a  support;  "walls 
  hung  with  valuable  paintings";  "a  vine-hung  trellis" 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  hung  adj  [from  `hung  up';  common]  Equivalent  to  {wedged},  but 
  more  common  at  Unix/C  sites.  Not  generally  used  of  people.  Syn. 
  with  {locked  up},  {wedged};  compare  {hosed}.  See  also  {hang}.  A  hung 
  state  is  distinguished  from  {crash}ed  or  {down},  where  the  program  or 
  system  is  also  unusable  but  because  it  is  not  running  rather  than  because 
  it  is  waiting  for  something  However,  the  recovery  from  both  situations 
  is  often  the  same  It  is  also  distinguished  from  the  similar  but  more 
  drastic  state  {wedged}  -  hung  software  can  be  woken  up  with  easy  things 
  like  interrupt  keys,  but  wedged  will  need  a  kill  -9  or  even  reboot. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  hung 
 
  ["hung  up"]  Equivalent  to  {wedged},  but  more  common  at  Unix/C 
  sites.  Not  generally  used  of  people.  Synonym  with  {locked 
  up},  {wedged};  compare  {hosed}.  See  also  {hang}.  A  hung 
  state  is  distinguished  from  {crash}ed  or  {down},  where  the 
  program  or  system  is  also  unusable  but  because  it  is  not 
  running  rather  than  because  it  is  waiting  for  something 
  However,  the  recovery  from  both  situations  is  often  the  same 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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