In computing, a hang or freeze occurs when either a single computer program or the whole system ceases to respond to inputs. In the most commonly encountered scenario, a workstation with a graphical user interface, all windows belonging to the frozen program become static, and though the mouse cursor still moves on the screen, neither typing on the keyboard nor clicking the mouse produces any effect in the program's windows. The mouse cursor may also be stuck in a form indicating that it is waiting for some operation to complete, such as an hourglass or a spinning wait cursor.

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  1. The way in which something hangs.
    ''This skirt has a nice hang.
  2. A grip, understanding
    ''He got the hang of it after only two demonstrations
  3. An instance of ceasing to respond to input devices.
    ''We sometimes get system hangs.
  4. An idiophone somewhat similar to a steelpan
  5. A sharp or steep declivity or slope.

Noun (etymology 2)

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


  1. To be or remain suspended.
  2. To float, as if suspended.
  3. To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect.
  4. To cause (something) to be suspended, as from a hook, hanger or the like.
  5. To execute (someone) by suspension from the neck.
  6. 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.
  7. To loiter, hang around, to spend time idly.
  8. To exhibit (an object) by hanging.
  9. To apply (wallpaper or drywall to a wall).
  10. To decorate (something) with hanging objects.
  11. To remain persistently in one's thoughts.
  12. To stop responding to manual input devices such as keyboard or mouse.
  13. To cause (a program or computer) to stop responding.
  14. To cause (a piece) to become vulnerable to capture.
  15. To be vulnerable to capture.

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