n. The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended.n. Specifically Suspension by the neck; particularly, capital punishment by suspension with strangulation, by means of a rope with a noose at one end which is placed about the neck, the other end being attached to a beam.n. That which hangs or is pendent.n. plural The material with which the walls of a room are draped or covered, including even paper which is pasted upon them, as in the term paper-hangings. See arras, tapestry, and curtain.n. plural The sloping side of a hill.Requiring or deserving punishment by the halter.Suggesting or foreboding death by the halter.Unfixed; floating.