Hanging vs Hangman - What's the difference?

hanging | hangman |

Hanging is a see also of hangman.


In context|countable|lang=en terms the difference between hanging and hangman

is that hanging is (countable) anything wide, high and rather thin that is hung as a decorative element (such as curtains, gobelins, wallpaper or posters) while hangman is (countable) an executioner responsible for hanging criminals.

As nouns the difference between hanging and hangman

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 hangman is (countable) an executioner responsible for hanging criminals.

As a verb hanging

is .

As a adjective hanging

is suspended.

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

    hangman

    Noun

  • (countable) An executioner responsible for hanging criminals.
  • * 1606 , , Act II Scene II
  • One cried, "God bless us!" and "Amen" the other,
    As they had seen me with these hangman' s hands.
  • (uncountable, games) A guessing game where one has to guess the word an opponent is thinking of by guessing one letter at a time, and involving the gradual drawing of a stick figure hanging from the gallows.
  • Derived terms

    * cheat the hangman

    See also

    * hangman's noose * hanging