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Depend vs. Hang — What's the Difference?

Depend vs. Hang — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Depend and Hang

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Depend

To rely, especially for support or maintenance
Children must depend on their parents.
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Hang

To fasten from above with no support from below; suspend
Hung the hat on a peg.
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Depend

To place trust or confidence
You can depend on his honesty.
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Hang

To suspend or fasten so as to allow free movement at or about the point of suspension
Hang a door.
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Depend

To be determined, influenced, or contingent
A grade depending on the results of the final exam.
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Hang

To execute by hanging
They hanged the prisoner at dawn.
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Depend

To have a dependence
Began to depend more and more on drugs.
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Hang

Used to express exasperation or disgust
I'll be hanged! Hang it all!.
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Depend

(Archaic) To hang down
"And ever-living Lamps depend in Rows" (Alexander Pope).
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Hang

To alter the hem of (a garment) so as to fall evenly at a specified height.
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Depend

To be determined by, be influenced by, or be contingent on
"What happened?" "It depends who you ask.".
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Hang

To furnish, decorate, or appoint by suspending objects around or about
Hang a room with curtains.
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Depend

To be contingent or conditioned; to have something as a necessary condition; to hinge on.
We would like to go skiing, but it depends on the amount of snow.
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Hang

To hold or incline downward; let droop
Hang one's head in sorrow.
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Depend

To trust; to have confidence; to rely.
We should all be able to depend on the word or assurance of our friends
We depend on the mailman to come at the usual time.
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Hang

(Informal) To make (a turn in a specific direction)
At the next intersection, hang a right.
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Depend

To hang down; to be sustained by being fastened or attached to something above.
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Hang

To attach to a wall
Hang wallpaper.
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Depend

(archaic) To be pending; to be undetermined or undecided.
A cause depending in court
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Hang

To display by attaching to a wall or other structure
Hung four new paintings in the foyer.
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Depend

(transitive) To cause to be contingent or dependent on; to set as a necessity.
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Hang

(Informal) To give (a nickname or label) to someone.
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Depend

To hang down; to be sustained by being fastened or attached to something above.
And ever-living lamps depend in rows.
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Hang

To deadlock (a jury) by failing to render a unanimous verdict.
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Depend

To hang in suspense; to be pending; to be undetermined or undecided; as, a cause depending in court.
You will not think it unnatural that those who have an object depending, which strongly engages their hopes and fears, should be somewhat inclined to superstition.
Nov 03, 2022

Hang

(Baseball) To throw (a pitch) in such a manner as to fail to break.
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Depend

To rely for support; to be conditioned or contingent; to be connected with anything, as a cause of existence, or as a necessary condition; - followed by on or upon, formerly by of.
The truth of God's word dependeth not of the truth of the congregation.
The conclusion . . . that our happiness depends little on political institutions, and much on the temper and regulation of our own minds.
Heaven forming each on other to depend.
Nov 03, 2022

Hang

(Computers) To cause (a computer system) to halt so that input devices, such as the keyboard or the mouse, do not function.
Nov 03, 2022

Depend

To trust; to rest with confidence; to rely; to confide; to be certain; - with on or upon; as, we depend on the word or assurance of our friends; we depend on the mail at the usual hour.
But if you 're rough, and use him like a dog,Depend upon it - he 'll remain incog.
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Hang

To be attached from above with no support from below.
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Depend

To serve; to attend; to act as a dependent or retainer.
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Hang

To die as a result of hanging.
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Depend

To impend.
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Hang

To remain suspended or poised over a place or an object; hover
Rain clouds hanging low over the corn fields.
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Depend

Be contingent upon (something that is ellided);
That depends
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Hang

To attach oneself as a dependent or an impediment; cling.
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Depend

Have faith or confidence in;
You can count on me to help you any time
Look to your friends for support
You can bet on that!
Depend on your family in times of crisis
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Hang

To incline downward; droop.
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Hang

To depend
Everything hangs on the committee's decision.
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Hang

To pay strict attention
A student who hangs on the professor's every word.
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Hang

To remain unresolved or uncertain
His future hung in the balance.
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Hang

To fit the body in loose lines
A dress that hangs well.
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Hang

To be on display, as in a gallery.
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Hang

(Baseball) To fail to break or move in the intended way, as a curve ball.
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Hang

To be imminent; loom
The threat hanging over us.
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Hang

To be or become burdensome
Time hung heavy on my hands.
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Hang

(Computers) To be halted, as a computer system, so that input devices do not function
The power surge caused my computer to hang, so I had to reboot it.
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Hang

To spend one's free time in a certain place. Often used with around or out
Liked to hang out at the pool hall.
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Hang

To pass time idly; loiter. Often used with around or out
Spent the evening hanging at home.
Hung out for an hour before going to the play.
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Hang

To keep company; see socially. Often used with around or out
Hangs around with kids from a different school.
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Hang

The way in which something hangs.
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Hang

A downward inclination or slope.
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Hang

Particular meaning or significance.
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Hang

(Informal) The proper method for doing, using, or handling something
Finally got the hang of it.
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Hang

A suspension of motion; a slackening.
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Hang

(intransitive) To be or remain suspended.
The lights hung from the ceiling.
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Hang

(intransitive) To float, as if suspended.
The smoke hung in the room.
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Hang

(intransitive) To veer in one direction.
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Hang

To rebound unexpectedly or unusually slowly, due to backward spin on the ball or imperfections of the ground.
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Hang

(transitive) To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect.
He hung his head in shame.
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Hang

(transitive) To cause (something) to be suspended, as from a hook, hanger, hinges, or the like.
Hang those lights from the ceiling.
To hang a door
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Hang

To kill (someone) by suspension from the neck, usually as a form of execution or suicide. Category:en:Capital punishment
The culprits were hanged from the nearest tree.
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Hang

To be executed by suspension by one's neck from a gallows, a tree, or other raised bar, attached by a rope tied into a noose.
You will hang for this, my friend.
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Hang

(used in maledictions) To damn.
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Hang

To loiter; to hang around; to spend time idly.
I didn't see anything, officer. I was just hanging.
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Hang

(transitive) To exhibit (an object) by hanging.
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Hang

(transitive) To apply (wallpaper or drywall to a wall).
Let's hang this cute animal design in the nursery.
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Hang

(transitive) To decorate (something) with hanging objects.
Let's hang the nursery with some new wallpaper.
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Hang

To remain persistently in one's thoughts.
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Hang

(transitive) To prevent from reaching a decision, especially by refusing to join in a verdict that must be unanimous.
One obstinate juror can hang a jury.
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Hang

To stop responding to manual input devices such as the keyboard and mouse.
The computer has hung again. Not even pressing ++ works.
When I push this button the program hangs.
Nov 03, 2022

Hang

To cause (a program or computer) to stop responding.
The program has a bug that can hang the system.
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Hang

To cause a piece to become vulnerable to capture.
If you move there, you'll hang your rook.
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Hang

To be vulnerable to capture.
In this standard opening position White has to be careful because the pawn on e4 hangs.
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Hang

To throw a hittable off-speed pitch.
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Hang

To attach or cause to stick (a charge or accusation, etc.).
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Hang

The way in which something hangs.
This skirt has a nice hang.
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Hang

A mass of hanging material.
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Hang

A slackening of motion.
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Hang

A sharp or steep declivity or slope.
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Hang

(computing) An instance of ceasing to respond to input.
We sometimes get system hangs.
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Hang

A grip, understanding.
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Hang

(colloquial)
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Hang

The smallest amount of concern or consideration; a damn.
I don't give a hang.
They don't seem to care a hang about the consequences.
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Hang

A hangout.
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Hang

A person that someone hangs out with.
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Hang

Cheap processed ham (cured pork), often made specially for sandwiches.
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Hang

Alternative spelling of Hang
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Hang

To suspend; to fasten to some elevated point without support from below; - often used with up or out; as, to hang a coat on a hook; to hang up a sign; to hang out a banner.
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Hang

To fasten in a manner which will allow of free motion upon the point or points of suspension; - said of a pendulum, a swing, a door, gate, etc.
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Hang

To fit properly, as at a proper angle (a part of an implement that is swung in using), as a scythe to its snath, or an ax to its helve.
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Hang

To put to death by suspending by the neck; - a form of capital punishment; as, to hang a murderer.
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Hang

To cover, decorate, or furnish by hanging pictures, trophies, drapery, and the like, or by covering with paper hangings; - said of a wall, a room, etc.
Hung be the heavens with black.
And hung thy holy roofs with savage spoils.
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Hang

To paste, as paper hangings, on the walls of a room.
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Hang

To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect; to droop; as, he hung his head in shame.
Cowslips wan that hang the pensive head.
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Hang

To prevent from reaching a decision, esp. by refusing to join in a verdict that must be unanimous; as, one obstinate juror can hang a jury.
Nov 03, 2022

Hang

To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay.
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Hang

To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or points of suspension.
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Hang

To die or be put to death by suspension from the neck.
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Hang

To hold for support; to depend; to cling; - usually with on or upon; as, this question hangs on a single point.
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Hang

To be, or be like, a suspended weight.
Life hangs upon me, and becomes a burden.
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Hang

To hover; to impend; to appear threateningly; - usually with over; as, evils hang over the country.
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Hang

To lean or incline; to incline downward.
To decide which way hung the victory.
His neck obliquely o'er his shoulder hung.
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Hang

To slope down; as, hanging grounds.
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Hang

To be undetermined or uncertain; to be in suspense; to linger; to be delayed.
A noble stroke he lifted high,Which hung not, but so swift with tempest fellOn the proud crest of Satan.
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Hang

Of a ball: To rebound unexpectedly or unusually slowly, due to backward spin on the ball or imperfections of ground.
Nov 03, 2022

Hang

To fail to curve, break, or drop as intended; - said of pitches, such as curve balls or sliders.
Nov 03, 2022

Hang

To cease to operate normally and remain suspended in some state without performing useful work; - said of computer programs, computers, or individual processes within a program; as, when using Windows 3.1, my system would hang and need rebooting several times a day.
Nov 03, 2022

Hang

The manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe.
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Hang

Connection; arrangement; plan; as, the hang of a discourse.
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Hang

A sharp or steep declivity or slope.
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Hang

A special way of doing something;
He had a bent for it
He had a special knack for getting into trouble
He couldn't get the hang of it
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Hang

The way a garment hangs;
He adjusted the hang of his coat
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Hang

A gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms
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Hang

Be suspended or hanging;
The flag hung on the wall
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Hang

Cause to be hanging or suspended;
Hang that picture on the wall
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Hang

Kill by hanging;
The murdered was hanged on Friday
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Hang

Let drop or droop;
Hang one's head in shame
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Hang

Fall or flow in a certain way;
This dress hangs well
Her long black hair flowed down her back
Nov 03, 2022

Hang

Be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive;
This worry hangs on my mind
The cloud of suspicion hangs over her
Nov 03, 2022

Hang

Give heed (to);
The children in the audience attended the recital quietly
She hung on his every word
They attended to everything he said
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Hang

Be suspended or poised;
Heavy fog hung over the valley
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Hang

Hold on tightly or tenaciously;
Hang on to your father's hands
The child clung to his mother's apron
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Hang

Be exhibited;
Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum
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Hang

Prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
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Hang

Decorate or furnish with something suspended;
Hang wallpaper
Nov 03, 2022

Hang

Be placed in position as by a hinge;
This cabinet door doesn't hang right!
Nov 03, 2022

Hang

Place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction;
Hang a door
Nov 03, 2022

Hang

Of meat, in order to get a gamey taste;
Hang the venison for a few days
Nov 03, 2022

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