Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

To hang, or to hang down

hang

verb

to be fixed so that the top part is held in position but the bottom part is loose and can move easily

hang

verb

if a picture, mirror etc hangs somewhere, it is fixed to a wall there

hang

verb

if a wall or room is hung with pictures, there are pictures on the walls

hang out

to lean out of a window so that the top part of your body is outside

dangle

verb

if you dangle something, or if it dangles, it hangs or swings without anything stopping it

droop

verb

to hang downwards

cascade

verb

to flow down or hang down in large amounts

droopy

adjective

hanging downwards

pendulous

adjective

hanging down and swinging easily

saggy

adjective

beginning to bend in the middle or hang down because of weight or pressure

Word of the Day

carob

a sweet brown powder that tastes like chocolate and is made from the seeds of a Mediterranean tree

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog