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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 ?
A set of silver filagree was added, bracelets, necklace, brooch, and even earrings, for Hortense tied them on with a bit of pink silk which did not show.
In the porkers he saw carved out the future sleek side of bacon, and juicy relishing ham; not a turkey but he beheld daintily trussed up, with its gizzard under its wing, and, peradventure, a necklace of savory sausages; and even bright chanticleer himself lay sprawling on his back, in a side dish, with uplifted claws, as if craving that quarter which his chivalrous spirit disdained to ask while living.
Hussey wore a polished necklace of codfish vertebra; and Hosea Hussey had his account books bound in superior old shark-skin.
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.
Just at this moment, Eva came innocently into the room, with the identical coral necklace on her neck.
He had blue eyes and flaxen curls like his white comrade, but even the father of the white child was able to tell the children apart--little as he had commerce with them--by their clothes; for the white babe wore ruffled soft muslin and a coral necklace, while the other wore merely a coarse tow-linen shirt which barely reached to its knees, and no jewelry.
Happiness, excitement, the color of the green dress, and the touch of lovely pink in the coral necklace had transformed the little brown wren for the time into a bird of plumage, and Adam Ladd watched her with evident satisfaction.
Likewise by a most beautiful little girl(or I thought her so) with a necklace of blue beads on, who wouldn't let me kiss her when I offered to, but ran away and hid herself.
And it was really a pleasure--from the first opening of the bandbox, where everything smelt of lavender and rose-leaves, to the clasping of the small coral necklace that fitted closely round her little white neck.
But Zinita scowled, and jerked at her necklace of beads, breaking the string on which they were threaded, so that the beads rolled upon the black earthen floor this way and that.
A diamond necklace, with pendants of inestimable value, were by this means also made more conspicuous.
That necklace of yours was purchased with his money; and I can almost fancy stains of blood "