Main definitions of hanger in English

: hanger1hanger2

hanger1

noun

  • 1[in combination] A person who hangs something.

    ‘a wallpaper-hanger’
    • ‘Only the absolute, most experienced hangers even have a chance at doing this job.’
    • ‘In the slaughterhouse, what they would do is to lower each cage of chickens into one of these chambers before dumping them on the belt for the hangers to put in the shackles.’
    • ‘Howard is equally delighted by her two wallpaper hangers, the Beswick brothers, Len and Stan.’
    • ‘On the far left, the lead hanger runs the belt by pushing a lever with his knee and hangs the first shackle.’
    • ‘Decorators insist that you use their painters and wallpaper hangers, and that you buy from their show rooms.’
  • 2A shaped piece of wood, plastic, or metal with a hook at the top, from which clothes may be hung in order to keep them in shape.

    • ‘Jim reached out for Blair's coat and hung it on the hanger behind the desk, then started to take his own off.’
    • ‘Olivia hung up the phone and went to her closet, scanning the dresses that hung from the hangers.’
    • ‘I believe that new, fantastic clothes should be instantly purchased, hemmed, and transported onto hangers in my closet.’
    • ‘Still, he calmly slipped out of his thick green jacket and hung it on the hanger closest to the air conditioner.’
    • ‘There were several hangers, and Eve hung up the few good shirts that she had, and a couple of skirts.’
    • ‘She moved quickly over to her closet where her uniform hung from a hanger.’
    • ‘Two hoodies hang on actual hangers in the closet.’
    • ‘If the door was locked, a coat hanger or garden tool was usually used to try to hook the keys.’
    • ‘White gloves that were studded with diamonds hung on the hanger beside it.’
    • ‘I went to the master bedroom and found his uniform still hanging on the steel hanger.’
    • ‘A black leather mini-miniskirt hung from a nearby hanger, and it happened to be her size.’
    • ‘Ideally trousers should be hung on hangers by the waist band, they will hold their shape a lot longer than left folded over a bar.’
    • ‘You just spray this on the night before and smooth away the wrinkles as it hangs on a hanger.’
    • ‘Girly, light clothing of every hue filled the shelves in the closet, hung on the hangers, and splashed still more color in the room.’
    • ‘Yeah, mine is separated into t-shirts and jeans, but I don't have complete outfits hanging from hangers!’
    • ‘The loft was strewn with clothes; shirts were draped over the couch and loveseat while pants were hung with hangers on the kitchen table seats.’
    • ‘PC Flowers said that another method of stealing car or house keys was by pushing a coat hanger through letterboxes to hook keys off tables near the front doors.’
    • ‘Seven white shirts and five skirts, three plaid and two gray, hung from hangers.’
    • ‘There was a bloke with his bicycle, a bag, and - this threw me a bit - a plastic coat hanger.’
    • ‘Buy some fresh new hangers, and hang all your skirts and pants.’

Pronunciation:

hanger

/ˈhaŋə/

Main definitions of hanger in English

: hanger1hanger2

hanger2

noun

British
  • A wood on the side of a steep hill.

Origin

Old English hangra, from hangian ‘hang’.

Pronunciation:

hanger

/ˈhaŋə/