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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely);
- Example: "there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"
[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. ding.] To hang loosely, or with a swinging or jerking motion. [1913 Webster] He'd rather on a gibbet dangle Than miss his dear delight, to wrangle. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster] From her lifted hand Dangled a length of ribbon. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] To dangle about or To dangle after, to hang upon importunately; to court the favor of; to beset. [1913 Webster] The Presbyterians, and other fanatics that dangle after them, are well inclined to pull down the present establishment. --Swift. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dangling 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, hanging]
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