- A common law writ, or order, used to challenge the legality of imprisonment.
- Have a nice day.
- The way in which something hangs
verb (hangs, hanging, hung or hanged (see Usage notes), hung or hanged (see Usage notes))
- This skirt has a nice hang
- (computing) An instance of ceasing to respond to input devices
- We sometimes get system hangs
- (intransitive) To be or remain suspended
- The lights hung from the ceiling.
- (intransitive) To float, as if suspended.
- The smoke hung in the room.
- (intransitive) To be executed by suspension by one's neck from a gallows, a tree, or other raised bar, attached by a rope tied into a noose
- You will hang for this, my friend.
- (intransitive) (informal) To loiter, hang around, to spend time idly.
- Are you busy, or can you hang with me?
- I didn't see anything, officer. I was just hanging.
- (intransitive) (chess) to be vulnerable to capture.
- In this standard opening position White has to be careful because the pawn on e4 hangs.
- (intransitive) (computing) to stop responding to manual input devices such as keyboard or mouse
- The computer has hung again. Not even pressing <nowiki><Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del></nowiki> works.
- When I push this button the program hangs.
- (transitive) to cause (something) to be suspended
- Hang those lights from the ceiling.
- (transitive) to place on a hook
- (transitive) to exhibit (a painting)
- (transitive) to apply (wallpaper to a wall)
- (transitive) to decorate (something) with hanging objects
- (transitive) (computing) to cause (a program or computer) to stop responding
- The program has a bug that can hang the system.
- (transitive) to execute (someone) by suspension from the neck
- The culprits were hanged from the nearest tree.
- (transitive) (chess) to cause (a piece) to become vulnerable to capture
- If you move there, you'll hang your queen rook.
- (transitive) To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect
- He hung his head in shame.
- (intransitive) To "hang up" means to disconnect a telephone call.
- "Hang up my X" can mean "stop doing Y", where X is a characteristic kit item used in the sport or work occupation Y, e.g. "It's time I hung up my fins" may mean "Due to advancing old age I should stop scuba diving".
noun (plural: hearings)
- The sense used to perceive sound.
- My isn't what it used to be, but I still heard that noise.
- A proceeding at which discussions are heard.
- There will be a public to discuss the new traffic light.
- A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing.
- Able to hear.
- Deaf people often must deal with people.
- herbs collectively
- herbaceous plant growth, especially grass.
- the fleshy, often edible, parts of plants.
- right of pasture.
- (obsolete) the return of military equipment
- (archaic) a payment made to a lord on the death of a tenant
- (dated) a tribute
verb (hides, hiding, hid, hidden)
- (countable) The skin of an animal.
- (countable) (italbrac, mainly British) A covered structure from which hunters, birdwatchers, etc can observe animals without scare, scaring them.
- A medieval land measure equal to the amount of land that could sustain one free family; usually 100 acres. Forty hides equalled a barony.
- (transitive) To put (something) in a place where it will be harder to discover or out of sight.
- He hides his magazines under the bed.
- The politicians were accused of keeping information hidden from the public.
- (intransitive) To put oneself in a place where one will be harder to find or out of sight.
- A grasp or grip.
verb (holds, holding, held, held or rarely holden)
- Keep a firm on the handlebars.
- Something reserved or kept.
- We have a here for you.
- (italbrac, wrestling) A position or grip used to control the opponent.
- He got him in a tight and pinned him to the mat.
- (nautical) The cargo area of a ship, (often cargo hold).
- Put that in the .
- (italbrac, gambling) The percentage the house wins on a gamble.
- (transitive) To grasp or grip.
- Hold the pencil like this.
- (transitive) To contain or store.
- This package holds six bottles.
- (transitive) To have and keep possession of something.
- Hold my coat for me.
- (transitive) To reserve.
- Hold a table for us at 7:00.
- (transitive) To cause to wait or delay.
- Hold the elevator.
- (transitive) To detain.
- Hold the suspect in this cell.
- A thing that holds.
- : a will that is handwritten by the testator, without the usual formalities of will execution
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- (formerly) the public pursuit of a felon; accompanied by shouts to warn others to give chase
- (context, by extension) a loud and persistent public clamour; especially one of protest or making some demand
- Scottish law. A landlord's right over the stocking (cattle, implements, etc.), and crops of his tenant, as security for payment of rent.
- Colloquially used for "the whole lot".
- ..saddle and all, the whole hypothec turned round and grovelled in the dust below the donkey"s belly.