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  1. The way in which something hangs
This skirt has a nice hang
  1. (computing) An instance of ceasing to respond to input devices
We sometimes get system hangs
verb (hangs, hanging, hung or hanged (see Usage notes), hung or hanged (see Usage notes))
  1. (intransitive) To be or remain suspended
The lights hung from the ceiling.
  1. (intransitive) To float, as if suspended.
The smoke hung in the room.
  1. (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.
  1. (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.
  1. (intransitive) (chess) to be vulnerable to capture.
In this standard opening position White has to be careful because the pawn on e4 hangs.
  1. (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.
  1. (transitive) to cause (something) to be suspended
Hang those lights from the ceiling.
  1. (transitive) to place on a hook
  2. (transitive) to exhibit (a painting)
  3. (transitive) to apply (wallpaper to a wall)
  4. (transitive) to decorate (something) with hanging objects
  5. (transitive) (computing) to cause (a program or computer) to stop responding
The program has a bug that can hang the system.
  1. (transitive) to execute (someone) by suspension from the neck
The culprits were hanged from the nearest tree.
  1. (transitive) (chess) to cause (a piece) to become vulnerable to capture
If you move there, you'll hang your queen rook.
  1. (transitive) To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect
He hung his head in shame.
  1. (intransitive) To "hang up" means to disconnect a telephone call.
  2. "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".
hang gliding Tweet Definition of hang gliding Like Definition of hang gliding on Facebook
  1. the sport of flying in a hang glider
  1. (present participle of, hang glide)
hazer Tweet Definition of hazer Like Definition of hazer on Facebook
  1. One who administers acts of hazing.
Head Tweet Definition of Head Like Definition of Head on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname.
header Tweet Definition of header Like Definition of header on Facebook
  1. The upper portion of a page (or other) layout.
If you reduce the of this document, the body will fit onto a single page.
  1. Text, or other visual information, used to mark off a quantity of text, often title, titling or summarize, summarizing it.
Your is too long; "Local Cannibals" will suffice.
  1. Text, or other visual information, that goes at the top of a column of information in a table.
That column should have the "payment status".
  1. (informal) A font, text style, or typesetting used for any of the above.
Parts of speech belong in a level-three . Level-two headers are reserved for the name of the language.
  1. a brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall or within the brickwork with the short side showing; compare stretcher
This wall has four courses.
  1. a horizontal structural or finish piece over an opening
  2. a machine that cuts the heads off of grain etc
They fed the bale into the .
  1. (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with the head
His for the goal followed a perfect corner kick.
  1. a headlong fall or jump
''The clown tripped over the other clown took a .
  1. (computing) the first part of a file or record that describes its contents
The includes an index, an identifier, and a pointer to the next entry.
  1. (networking) the first part of a packet, often containing its address and descriptors
The encapsulation layer adds an eight byte and a two byte trailer to each packet.
holding Tweet Definition of holding Like Definition of holding on Facebook
  1. Something that one owns, especially stocks and bonds.
  1. (present participle of, hold)

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