Hanging vs Dorsal - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between hanging and dorsal

is that hanging is suspended while dorsal is (anatomy) with respect to, or concerning the side in which the backbone is located, or the analogous side of an invertebrate.

As nouns the difference between hanging and dorsal

is that hanging is (uncountable) the act of hanging a person (or oneself) by the neck in order to execute that person (or to commit suicide) while dorsal is (art) a hanging, usually of rich stuff, at the back of a throne, altar, etc.

As a verb hanging

is (hang).

hanging

English

Verb

(head)
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Suspended.
  • The hanging vines made the house look older than it was.
  • (chess, of a piece) Unprotected and exposed to capture.
  • Derived terms

    * hanging garden * hanging loop * hanging participle

    Noun

    (wikipedia hanging)
  • (uncountable) The act of hanging a person (or oneself) by the neck in order to execute that person (or to commit suicide).
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1728 , chapter = The Atheist, or, the Second Part of the Solider's Fortune , title = The Works of Mr. Thomas Otway , volume = 2 , first = Thomas , last = Otway , authorlink = Thomas Otway , location = London , page = 37 , url = http://books.google.com/books?id=yF1AAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA37 , passage = No, Sir, 'tis fear of Hanging . Who would not ?teal, or do Murder, every time his Fingers itch'd at it, were it not for fear of the Gallows? }}
    Hanging is the punishment for one convicted of war crimes, there.
  • (countable) A public event at which a person is hanged.
  • The hanging of the bandits was attended by the whole village.
  • (countable) Anything wide, high and rather thin that is hung as a decorative element (such as curtains, gobelins, wallpaper or posters).
  • The various hangings on that Christmas tree look nice.
  • (uncountable) The way in which hangings (decorations) are arranged.
  • I dislike the cramped hanging in the gallery of 18th century painters.

    Synonyms

    * (execution) (l)

    Derived terms

    * wall hanging

    See also

    * , portiere

    dorsal

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (anatomy) With respect to, or concerning the side in which the backbone is located, or the analogous side of an invertebrate.
  • (of a knife) Having only one sharp side.
  • (anatomy) Relating to the top surface of the foot or hand.
  • (linguistics, of a sound) Produced using the dorsum of the tongue.
  • (botany) Relating to the surface naturally inferior, as of a leaf.
  • (botany) Relating to the surface naturally superior, as of a creeping hepatic moss.
  • Antonyms

    * ventral

    Coordinate terms

    * * (linguistics) labial, coronal, radical, laryngeal

    Derived terms

    * dorsal fin * dorsally

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (art) A hanging, usually of rich stuff, at the back of a throne, altar, etc.
  • In snakes, any of the longitudinal series of plates that encircle the body, excluding the ventral scales.
  • Anagrams

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