Hung vs Hanging - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between hung and hanging

is that hung is (hang) while hanging is .

As adjectives the difference between hung and hanging

is that hung is suspended by hanging while hanging is suspended.

As a noun hanging is

(uncountable) the act of hanging a person (or oneself) by the neck in order to execute that person (or to commit suicide).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

hung

English

Verb

(head)
  • (hang)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Suspended by hanging.
  • Having hanging additions or appendages.
  • (legal) Of a jury, unable to reach a unanimous verdict in a trial.
  • Of a legislature, lacking a majority political party.
  • (computing, colloquial) Of a computer or similar device, receiving power but not functioning as desired; working very slowly or not at all. The condition is often corrected by rebooting the computer.
  • Having large genitals (often preceded by an adverb, e.g. well hung).
  • Men with big feet tend to be hung like a horse.
  • having a penis of a certain size
  • Synonyms

    * (endowed with a large penis) horse-hung, hung like a horse/hung like a donkey, well-hung, well-endowed

    Anagrams

    *

    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