The hanging vines made the house look older than it was.

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

Hanging is the punishment for one convicted of war crimes, there.

b) A public event at which a person is hanged.

The hanging of the bandits was attended by the whole village.

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