noun, Older Use.
a that builds a nest, especially the Baltimore oriole.
(US & Canadian) any bird, esp the Baltimore oriole, that builds a hanging nest
- Hang by a thread
Also, hang by a hair. Be in a risky or unstable situation, as in His promotion was hanging by a thread, or With the lead actor sick, the success of our play hung by a hair. This expression, already proverbial in the early 1500s, alludes to Damocles, who vexed King Dionysius with constant flattery. The […]
[hang-chou; Chinese hahng-joh] /ˈhæŋˈtʃaʊ; Chinese ˈhɑŋˈdʒoʊ/ noun 1. Older Spelling. . noun 1. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Hangzhou
noun 1. . noun 1. a bay of the East China Sea.
[hang-dawg, -dog] /ˈhæŋˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg/ adjective 1. browbeaten; defeated; intimidated; abject: He always went about with a hangdog look. 2. shamefaced; guilty: He sneaked out of the room with a hangdog expression. 3. suitable to a degraded or contemptible person; sneaky; furtive. noun 4. Archaic. a degraded, contemptible person. /ˈhæŋˌdɒɡ/ adjective 1. downcast, furtive, or guilty […]