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    Definition:
    Hang - (v. i.) To suspend; to fasten to some elevated point without support from below; -- often used with up or out; as, to hang a coat on a hook; to hang up a sign; to hang out a banner.
    Hang - (v. i.) To fasten in a manner which will allow of free motion upon the point or points of suspension; -- said of a pendulum, a swing, a door, gate, etc.
    Hang - (v. i.) To fit properly, as at a proper angle (a part of an implement that is swung in using), as a scythe to its snath, or an ax to its helve.
    Hang - (v. i.) To put to death by suspending by the neck; -- a form of capital punishment; as, to hang a murderer.
    Hang - (v. i.) To cover, decorate, or furnish by hanging pictures trophies, drapery, and the like, or by covering with paper hangings; -- said of a wall, a room, etc.
    Hang - (v. i.) To paste, as paper hangings, on the walls of a room.
    Hang - (v. i.) To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect; to droop; as, he hung his head in shame.
    Hang - (v. i.) To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay.
    Hang - (v. i.) To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or points of suspension.
    Hang - (v. i.) To die or be put to death by suspension from the neck.
    Hang - (v. i.) To hold for support; to depend; to cling; -- usually with on or upon; as, this question hangs on a single point.
    Hang - (v. i.) To be, or be like, a suspended weight.
    Hang - (v. i.) To hover; to impend; to appear threateningly; -- usually with over; as, evils hang over the country.
    Hang - (v. i.) To lean or incline; to incline downward.
    Hang - (v. i.) To slope down; as, hanging grounds.
    Hang - (v. i.) To be undetermined or uncertain; to be in suspense; to linger; to be delayed.
    Hang - (n.) The manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe.
    Hang - (n.) Connection; arrangement; plan; as, the hang of a discourse.
    Hang - (n.) A sharp or steep declivity or slope.
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    Anhang - (v. t.) To hang.
    Archangel - (n.) A chief angel; one high in the celestial hierarchy.
    Archangel - (n.) A term applied to several different species of plants (Angelica archangelica, Lamium album, etc.).
    Archangelic - (a.) Of or pertaining to archangels; of the nature of, or resembling, an archangel.
    Bhang - (n.) An astringent and narcotic drug made from the dried leaves and seed capsules of wild hemp (Cannabis Indica), and chewed or smoked in the East as a means of intoxication. See Hasheesh.
    Changed - (imp. & p. p.) of Change
    Changing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Change
    Change - (v. t.) To alter; to make different; to cause to pass from one state to another; as, to change the position, character, or appearance of a thing; to change the countenance.
    Change - (v. t.) To alter by substituting something else for, or by giving up for something else; as, to change the clothes; to change one's occupation; to change one's intention.
    Change - (v. t.) To give and take reciprocally; to exchange; -- followed by with; as, to change place, or hats, or money, with another.
    Change - (v. t.) Specifically: To give, or receive, smaller denominations of money (technically called change) for; as, to change a gold coin or a bank bill.
    Change - (v. i.) To be altered; to undergo variation; as, men sometimes change for the better.
    Change - (v. i.) To pass from one phase to another; as, the moon changes to-morrow night.
    Change - (v. t.) Any variation or alteration; a passing from one state or form to another; as, a change of countenance; a change of habits or principles.
    Change - (v. t.) A succesion or substitution of one thing in the place of another; a difference; novelty; variety; as, a change of seasons.
    Change - (v. t.) A passing from one phase to another; as, a change of the moon.
    Change - (v. t.) Alteration in the order of a series; permutation.
    Change - (v. t.) That which makes a variety, or may be substituted for another.
    Change - (v. t.) Small money; the money by means of which the larger coins and bank bills are made available in small dealings; hence, the balance returned when payment is tendered by a coin or note exceeding the sum due.
    Change - (v. t.) A place where merchants and others meet to transact business; a building appropriated for mercantile transactions.
    Change - (v. t.) A public house; an alehouse.
    Change - (v. t.) Any order in which a number of bells are struck, other than that of the diatonic scale.
    Changeability - (n.) Changeableness.
    Changeable - (a.) Capable of change; subject to alteration; mutable; variable; fickle; inconstant; as, a changeable humor.
    Changeable - (a.) Appearing different, as in color, in different lights, or under different circumstances; as, changeable silk.
    Changeableness - (n.) The quality of being changeable; fickleness; inconstancy; mutability.
    Changeably - (adv.) In a changeable manner.
    Changeful - (a.) Full of change; mutable; inconstant; fickle; uncertain.
    Changeless - (a.) That can not be changed; constant; as, a changeless purpose.
    Changeling - (n.) One who, or that which, is left or taken in the place of another, as a child exchanged by fairies.
    Changeling - (n.) A simpleton; an idiot.
    Changeling - (n.) One apt to change; a waverer.
    Changeling - (a.) Taken or left in place of another; changed.
    Changeling - (a.) Given to change; inconstant.
    Changer - (n.) One who changes or alters the form of anything.
    Changer - (n.) One who deals in or changes money.
    Changer - (n.) One apt to change; an inconstant person.
    Counterchanged - (imp. & p. p.) of Counterchange
    Counterchanging - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Counterchange
    Counterchange - (v. t.) To give and receive; to cause to change places; to exchange.
    Counterchange - (v. t.) To checker; to diversify, as in heraldic counterchanging. See Counterchaged, a., 2.
    Counterchange - (n.) Exchange; reciprocation.
    Counterchanged - (a.) Exchanged.
    Counterchanged - (a.) Having the tinctures exchanged mutually; thus, if the field is divided palewise, or and azure, and cross is borne counterchanged, that part of the cross which comes on the azure side will be or, and that on the or side will be azure.
    Endolymphangial - (a.) Within a lymphatic vessel.
    Exchange - (n.) The act of giving or taking one thing in return for another which is regarded as an equivalent; as, an exchange of cattle for grain.
    Exchange - (n.) The act of substituting one thing in the place of another; as, an exchange of grief for joy, or of a scepter for a sword, and the like; also, the act of giving and receiving reciprocally; as, an exchange of civilities or views.
    Exchange - (n.) The thing given or received in return; esp., a publication exchanged for another.
    Exchange - (n.) The process of setting accounts or debts between parties residing at a distance from each other, without the intervention of money, by exchanging orders or drafts, called bills of exchange. These may be drawn in one country and payable in another, in which case they are called foreign bills; or they may be drawn and made payable in the same country, in which case they are called inland bills. The term bill of exchange is often abbreviated into exchange; as, to buy or sell exchange.
    Exchange - (n.) A mutual grant of equal interests, the one in consideration of the other. Estates exchanged must be equal in quantity, as fee simple for fee simple.
    Exchange - (n.) The place where the merchants, brokers, and bankers of a city meet at certain hours, to transact business. In this sense often contracted to 'Change.
    Exchanged - (imp. & p. p.) of Exchange
    Exchanging - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exchange
    Exchange - (n.) To part with give, or transfer to another in consideration of something received as an equivalent; -- usually followed by for before the thing received.
    Exchange - (n.) To part with for a substitute; to lay aside, quit, or resign (something being received in place of the thing parted with); as, to exchange a palace for cell.
    Exchange - (n.) To give and receive reciprocally, as things of the same kind; to barter; to swap; as, to exchange horses with a neighbor; to exchange houses or hats.
    Exchange - (v. i.) To be changed or received in exchange for; to pass in exchange; as, dollar exchanges for ten dimes.
    Exchangeability - (n.) The quality or state of being exchangeable.
    Exchangeable - (a.) Capable of being exchanged; fit or proper to be exchanged.
    Exchangeable - (a.) Available for making exchanges; ratable.
    Exchangeably - (adv.) By way of exchange.
    Exchanger - (n.) One who exchanges; one who practices exchange.
    Hanged - (imp. & p. p.) of Hang
    Hanging - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hang
    Hangbird - (n.) The Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula); -- so called because its nest is suspended from the limb of a tree. See Baltimore oriole.
    Hang-bies - (pl. ) of Hang-by
    Hang-by - (n.) A dependent; a hanger-on; -- so called in contempt.
    Hangdog - (n.) A base, degraded person; a sneak; a gallows bird.
    Hangdog - (a.) Low; sneaking; ashamed.
    Hanger - (n.) One who hangs, or causes to be hanged; a hangman.
    Hanger - (n.) That by which a thing is suspended.
    Hanger - (n.) A strap hung to the girdle, by which a dagger or sword is suspended.
    Hanger - (n.) A part that suspends a journal box in which shafting runs. See Illust. of Countershaft.
    Hanger - (n.) A bridle iron.
    Hanger - (n.) That which hangs or is suspended, as a sword worn at the side; especially, in the 18th century, a short, curved sword.
    Hanger - (n.) A steep, wooded declivity.
    Hangers-on - (pl. ) of Hanger-on
    Hanger-on - (n.) One who hangs on, or sticks to, a person, place, or service; a dependent; one who adheres to others' society longer than he is wanted.
    Hanging - (a.) Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter.
    Hanging - (a.) Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves.
    Hanging - (a.) Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the hanging post of a gate, the post which holds the hinges.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Hang - v. (past and past part. Hung except in sense 7) 1 a secure or cause to be supported from above, esp. With the lower part free. B (foll. By up, on, on to, etc.) Attach by suspending from the top. 2 set up (a door etc.) On hinges. 3 place (a picture) on a wall or in an exhibition. 4 attach (wallpaper) to a wall. 5 (foll. By on) colloq. Blame (a thing) on (a person) (can't hang that on me). 6 (foll. By with) decorate by suspending pictures etc. (hall hung with tapestries). 7 (past and past part. Hanged) a suspend or be suspended by the neck with a noosed rope until dead, esp. As a form of capital punishment. B as a mild oath (hang the expense). 8 let droop (hang one's head). 9 suspend (meat or game) from a hook and leave until dry, tender, or high. 10 be or remain hung (in various senses). 11 remain static in the air. 12 (often foll. By over) be present or imminent, esp. Oppressively or threateningly (a hush hung over the room). 13 (foll. By on) a be contingent or dependent on (everything hangs on his reply). B listen closely to (hangs on my every word). n. Way a thing hangs or falls. get the hang of colloq. Understand the technique or meaning of. Hang about (or around) 1 a stand about or spend time aimlessly; not move away. B linger near (a person or place). 2 (often foll. By with) colloq. Associate with. Hang back show reluctance to act or move. Hang fire be slow in taking action or in progressing. Hang heavily (or heavy) (of time) seem to pass slowly. Hang in us colloq. 1 persist, persevere. 2 linger. Hang on 1 (often foll. By to) continue to hold or grasp. 2 (foll. By to) retain; fail to give back. 3 colloq. A wait for a short time. B (in telephoning) not ring off during a pause in the conversation. 4 colloq. Continue; persevere. Hang out 1 suspend from a window, clothes-line, etc. 2 a protrude downwards (shirt hanging out). B (foll. By of) lean out of (a window etc.). 3 slang frequent or live in a place. Hang together 1 make sense. 2 remain associated. Hang up 1 hang from a hook etc. 2 (often foll. By on) end a telephone conversation by replacing the receiver (he hung up on me). 3 (usu. In passive, foll. By on) slang be a psychological problem or obsession for (is hung up on her father). Not care (or give) a hang colloq. Not care at all. [old english]
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    Archangel - n. Angel of the highest rank.
    Archangel - n. Angel of the highest rank.
    Bhang - n. Indian hemp used as a narcotic. [portuguese from sanskrit]
    Bill of exchange - n. Written order to pay a sum of money on a given date to the drawer or to a named payee.
    Change - n. 1 a making or becoming different. B alteration or modification. 2 a money exchanged for money in larger units or a different currency. B money returned as the balance of that given in payment. 3 new experience; variety (need a change). 4 substitution of one thing for another (change of scene). 5 (in full change of life) colloq. Menopause. 6 (usu. In pl.) One of the different orders in which bells can be rung. v. (-ging) 1 undergo, show, or subject to change; make or become different. 2 a take or use another instead of; go from one to another (change one's socks; changed trains). B (usu. Foll. By for) give up or get rid of in exchange (changed the car for a van). 3 give or get money in exchange for. 4 put fresh clothes or coverings on. 5 (often foll. By with) give and receive, exchange. 6 change trains etc. 7 (of the moon) arrive at a fresh phase. change down engage a lower gear. Change gear engage a different gear. Change hands 1 pass to a different owner. 2 substitute one hand for the other. Change one's mind adopt a different opinion or plan. Change over change from one system or situation to another.
    Changeable - adj. 1 inconstant. 2 that can change or be changed.
    Changeling - n. Child believed to be substituted for another.
    Change of clothes - n. Second outfit in reserve.
    Change of heart - n. Conversion to a different view.
    Change-over - n. Change from one system to another.
    Cliff-hanger - n. Story etc. With a strong element of suspense.
    Coat-hanger - see *hanger 2.
    Exchange - n. 1 giving of one thing and receiving of another in its place. 2 giving of money for its equivalent in the money of the same or another country. 3 centre where telephone connections are made. 4 place where merchants, bankers, etc. Transact business. 5 a office where information is given or a service provided. B employment office. 6 system of settling debts without the use of money, by bills of exchange. 7 short conversation. v. (-ging) 1 (often foll. By for) give or receive (one thing) in place of another. 2 give and receive as equivalents. 3 (often foll. By with) make an exchange. in exchange (often foll. By for) as a thing exchanged (for). exchangeable adj. [french: related to *change]
    Exchange rate - n. Value of one currency in terms of another.
    Hangar - n. Building for housing aircraft etc. [french]
    Hangdog - adj. Shamefaced.
    Hanger - n. 1 person or thing that hangs. 2 (in full coat-hanger) shaped piece of wood etc. For hanging clothes on.
    Hanger-on - n. (pl. Hangers-on) follower or dependant, esp. An unwelcome one.
    Hang-glider - n. Glider with a fabric wing on a light frame, from which the operator is suspended. hang-glide v. Hang-gliding n.
    Hanging - n. 1 execution by suspending by the neck. 2 (usu. In pl.) Draperies hung on a wall etc.
    Hangman - n. 1 executioner who hangs condemned persons. 2 word-game for two players, with failed guesses recorded by drawing a representation of a gallows.
    Hangnail - n. = *agnail.
    Hang-out - n. Slang place frequented by a person; haunt.
    Hangover - n. 1 severe headache etc. From drinking too much alcohol. 2 survival from the past.
    Hang-up - n. Slang emotional problem or inhibition.
    Interchange - v. (-ging) 1 (of two people) exchange (things) with each other. 2 put each of (two things) in the other's place; alternate. n. 1 (often foll. By of) exchange between two people etc. 2 alternation. 3 road junction where traffic streams do not cross.
    Interchangeable - adj. That can be interchanged, esp. Without affecting the way a thing works. interchangeably adv.
    Labour exchange - n. Colloq. Or hist. Employment exchange.
    Overhang - v. (past and past part. -hung) project or hang over. n. 1 overhanging. 2 overhanging part or amount.
    Paper-hanger - n. Person who hangs wallpaper, esp. For a living.
    Part-exchange - n. Transaction in which goods are given as part of the payment. v. Give (goods) thus.
    Rehang - v. (past and past part. Rehung) hang again or differently.
    Sea change - n. Notable or unexpected transformation.
    Sex change - n. Apparent change of sex by hormone treatment and surgery.
    Shanghai - v. (-hais, -haied, -haiing) 1 colloq. Trick or force someone into doing something. 2 trick or force (a person) into serving as a sailor. [shanghai in china]
    Short-change - v. Cheat, esp. By giving insufficient change.
    Small change - n. Coins, not notes.
    Stock exchange - n. 1 place for dealing in stocks and shares. 2 dealers working there.
    Straphanger - n. Slang standing passenger in a bus, train, etc. straphang v.
    Unchangeable - adj. Unable to be changed.
    Unchanged - adj. Not changed; unaltered.
    Unchanging - adj. Not changing; remaining the same.

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