hanging Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “hanging” in the English Dictionary

"hanging" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈhæŋ.ɪŋ/

hanging noun (KILL)

[C or U] the ​act of ​killing someone, ​especially as a ​punishment for a ​seriouscrime, by ​dropping that ​person with a ​ropetied around ​theirneck

hanging noun (PICTURE)

[C usually plural] a ​largepiece of ​cloth, often with a ​picture on it, that is ​hung on a ​wall for ​decoration: The castle's ​greathall was ​decorated with ​sumptuous wall hangings.
(Definition of hanging from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hanging" in American English

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hangingnoun [C/U]

the ​practice of ​killing someone by ​dropping them down ​suddenly with a ​ropetied around the ​neck: [C] He was ​present at the hangings of dozens of ​outlaws in the 1860s.
(Definition of hanging from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hanging”
in Arabic شَنق…
in Korean 교수형…
in Portuguese enforcamento…
in Catalan penjament (a la forca)…
in Japanese 絞首刑…
in Chinese (Simplified) 杀死, 绞刑…
in Chinese (Traditional) 殺死, 絞刑…
in Italian impiccagione…
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