To hang around, to loiter idly about. - - To hang back, to hesitate; to falter; to be reluctant. "If any one among you hangs back." JowettTo 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 thelips, 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.] — To hang over. (a) To project at the top. (b) To impend over.To hang to, to cling.To hang together. (a) To remain united; to stand by one another. "We are all of a piece; we hang together." Dryden. (b) To be self- consistent; as, the story does not hang together. [Colloq.] — To hang upon. (a) To regard with passionate affection. (b) (Mil.) To hover around; as, to hang upon the flanks of a retreating enemy.

(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.]

3. A sharp or steep declivity or slope. [Colloq.]

To get the hang of, to learn the method or arrangement of; hence, to become accustomed to. [Colloq.]

(Hang"bird`) n. (Zoöl.) The Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula); — so called because its nest is suspended from the limb of a tree. See Baltimore oriole.

(Hang"-by`) n.; pl. Hang-bies A dependent; a hanger-on; — so called in contempt. B. Jonson.

(Hang"dog`) n. A base, degraded person; a sneak; a gallows bird.

(Hang"dog`), a. Low; sneaking; ashamed.

The poor colonel went out of the room with a hangdog look.

(Hang"er) n.

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.

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.

His neck obliquely o'er his shoulder hung.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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