Hanging vs Knag - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between hanging and knag

is that hanging is while knag is to hang something on a peg.

As nouns the difference between hanging and knag

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 knag is a short spur or stiff projection from the trunk or branch of a tree, such as the stunted dead branch of a fir.

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

    knag

    English

    Alternative forms

    * knage * knagge * knagg

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A short spur or stiff projection from the trunk or branch of a tree, such as the stunted dead branch of a fir
  • A peg or hook for hanging something on
  • (obsolete) One of the points of a stag's horn or a tine
  • A knot in a piece of wood or the base of a branch
  • A pointed rock or crag
  • (Scotland) A small cask or barrel; a keg or noggin
  • (Scotland, obsolete) The woodpecker
  • Verb

    (knagg)
  • To hang something on a peg
  • (video games, slang) To kill (a player character) who ganked you
  • Anagrams

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