1. [syn: suspension, dangling, hanging]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dangle \Dan"gle\ (d[a^][ng]"g'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dangled;
p. pr. & vb. n. Dangling.] [Akin to Dan. dangle, dial. Sw.
dangla, Dan. dingle, Sw. dingla, Icel. dingla; perh. from E.
To hang loosely, or with a swinging or jerking motion.
He'd rather on a gibbet dangle
Than miss his dear delight, to wrangle. --Hudibras.
From her lifted hand
Dangled a length of ribbon. --Tennyson.
To dangle about or To dangle after, to hang upon
importunately; to court the favor of; to beset.
The Presbyterians, and other fanatics that dangle
are well inclined to pull down the present
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so
it moves freely); "there was a small ceremony for the
hanging of the portrait" [syn: suspension, dangling,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
49 Moby Thesaurus words for "dangling":
bagging, baggy, careening, cascading, danglement, dependence,
dependency, dependent, depending, drooping, easy, falling,
falling loosely, flapping, flowing, hanging, hung, lax, loose,
lurching, pendency, pendent, pending, pendulant, pendular,
penduline, pendulosity, pendulous, pendulousness, pensile,
pensileness, pensility, pitching, reeling, relaxed, rickety,
rocking, rolling, shaky, slack, sloppy, streaming, suspended,
suspense, suspension, swaying, swinging, tossing, weeping