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neck·lace

 (nĕk′lĭs)
n.
1. An ornament worn around the neck.
2. Something felt to resemble this neck ornament, as in shape: a necklace of hundreds of tiny islands.

necklace

(ˈnɛklɪs)
n
1. (Jewellery) a chain, band, or cord, often bearing beads, pearls, jewels, etc, worn around the neck as an ornament, esp by women
2. (in South Africa) a tyre soaked in petrol, placed round a person's neck, and set on fire in order to burn the person to death
vb
(tr) South African to kill (someone) by placing a burning tyre round his or her neck

neck•lace

(ˈnɛk lɪs)

n., v. -laced, -lac•ing. n.
1. a piece of jewelry worn around the neck, as a chain or a string of gemstones, pearls, etc.
v.t.
2. (in South Africa) to kill by placing a gasoline-soaked tire around the victim's neck and setting it on fire.
[1580–90; compare lace (definition 2)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.necklace - jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women)necklace - jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women)
strand, string, chain - a necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string of beads"; "a strand of pearls";
chain - a linked or connected series of objects; "a chain of daisies"
choker, dog collar, neckband, collar - necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck
jewellery, jewelry - an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)
pendant, pendent - an adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace or earring)

necklace

noun chain, beads, pendant, choker, necklet She dropped her pearl necklace on the dressing-table.
Translations
náhrdelník
halskæde=-halskæde
HalsketteKetteNecklacing
kaulakoru
ogrlica
nyaklánc
hálsmen
ネックレス
목걸이
monile
colan
náhrdelník
ogrlica
halsband
สร้อยคอ
dây chuyền

necklace

[ˈneklɪs] Ncollar m

necklace

[ˈnɛkləs] ncollier m

necklace

n(Hals)kette f

necklace

[ˈnɛklɪs] ncollana
pearl necklace → collana di perle

neck1

(nek) noun
1. the part of the body between the head and chest. She wore a scarf around her neck.
2. the part of an article of clothing that covers that part of the body. The neck of that shirt is dirty.
3. anything like a neck in shape or position. the neck of a bottle.
ˈnecklace (-ləs) noun
a string of jewels, beads etc worn around the neck. a diamond necklace.
ˈneckline noun
the edge of a piece of clothing at or around a person's neck. The dress has a very low neckline.
ˈnecktie noun
(American) a man's tie.
neck and neck
(in a race) exactly equal. The horses were neck and neck as they came up to the finish.

necklace

قِلَادَةٌ náhrdelník halskæde Halskette περιδέραιο collar kaulakoru collier ogrlica collana ネックレス 목걸이 halsketting halskjede naszyjnik colar ожерелье halsband สร้อยคอ kolye dây chuyền 项链

neck·lace

n. collar, gargantilla.
References in classic literature ?
She looked and looked, longing to know which might be least valuable; and was determined in her choice at last, by fancying there was one necklace more frequently placed before her eyes than the rest.
The coral necklace was a very handsome one which had belonged to the Story Girl's mother.
It was no great collection, but a few of the ornaments were really of remarkable beauty, the finest that was obvious at first being a necklace of purple amethysts set in exquisite gold work, and a pearl cross with five brilliants in it.
A child was brought in, who had swallowed a necklace.
Jack Pumpkinhead arrived, wearing a pair of new, white kid gloves; and he brought a birthday present for Ozma consisting of a necklace of pumpkin-seeds.
I like the diamonds best, but there is no necklace among them, and I'm fond of necklaces, they are so becoming.
With that, always sobbing and searching in the reticule, Georgiana produced a necklace.
When all were ready, the king sent them to her; but she got up in the night when all were asleep, and took three of her trinkets, a golden ring, a golden necklace, and a golden brooch, and packed the three dresses--of the sun, the moon, and the stars--up in a nutshell, and wrapped herself up in the mantle made of all sorts of fur, and besmeared her face and hands with soot.
Beaufort appeared at the Opera wearing her old smile and a new emerald necklace, society drew a breath of relief.
When Philip gave her the necklace Athelny in his boisterous way insisted that she must kiss him; but Sally reddened and drew back.
Kitty," they heard her mother's voice, "come here, show papa your necklace.
If you attentively regard almost any quadruped's spine, you will be struck with the resemblance of its vertebrae to a strung necklace of dwarfed skulls, all bearing rudimental resemblance to the skull proper.