(1)   Supported from above
"A pendant bunch of grapes"


(2)   The act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)
"There was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"
(3)   A form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
"In those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment"
(4)   Decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
"The cold castle walls were covered with hangings"


  1. Suspended.
    The hanging vines made the house look older than it was.


  1. The act of hanging a person (or oneself) by the neck in order to execute that person (or to commit suicide).
    Hanging is the punishment for one convicted of war crimes, there.
  2. A public event at which a person is hanged.
    The hanging of the bandits was attended by the whole village.
  3. Anything wide, high and rather thin that is hung as a decorative element (such as curtains, gobelins, wallpaper or posters).
    The various hangings on that Christmas tree look nice.
  4. The way in which hangings (decorations) are arranged.
    I dislike the cramped hanging in the gallery of 18th century painters.