(intransitive, adverb) to remain in a place after others have left; linger
[hang-burd] /ˈhæŋˌbɜrd/ noun, Older Use. 1. a that builds a nest, especially the Baltimore oriole. /ˈhæŋˌbɜːd/ noun 1. (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.