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pen·dant 1

also pen·dent  (pĕn′dənt)
n.
1. Something suspended from something else, especially an ornament or piece of jewelry attached to a necklace or bracelet.
2. A hanging lamp or chandelier.
3. A sculptured ornament suspended from a vaulted Gothic roof or ceiling.
4. One of a matched pair; a companion piece.

[Middle English pendaunt, from Old French pendant, from present participle of pendre, to hang, from Vulgar Latin *pendere, from Latin pendēre; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]

pen·dant 2

 (pĕn′dənt)
adj.
Variant of pendent1.

pendant

(ˈpɛndənt)
n
1. (Jewellery)
a. an ornament that hangs from a piece of jewellery
b. a necklace with such an ornament
2. (Furniture) a hanging light, esp a chandelier
3. (Architecture) a carved ornament that is suspended from a ceiling or roof
4. something that matches or complements something else
5. (Nautical Terms) nautical Also called: pennant a length of wire or rope secured at one end to a mast or spar and having a block or other fitting at the lower end
adj
a variant spelling of pendent
[C14: from Old French, from pendre to hang, from Latin pendēre to hang down; related to Latin pendere to hang, pondus weight, Greek span to pull]

pend•ant

(ˈpɛn dənt)

n. Also, pendent.
1. a hanging ornament, as a jewel suspended from a necklace.
2. an ornament suspended from a vault or ceiling, used esp. in Gothic architecture.
3. a hanging electrical lighting fixture.
4. that by which something is suspended, as the ringed stem of a pocket watch.
5. a parallel or counterpart.
6. Naut. a hanging length of rope with a block or thimble attached to its free end.
adj.
[1300–50; Middle English pendaunt < Middle French pendant, n. use of present participle of pendre to hang < Vulgar Latin *pendere for Latin pendēre]

pendant

  • pendant - A light fixture suspended from a ceiling, or the hanging part of an earring.
  • append - Originally meant "hang on" or "attach as a pendant."
  • pendant, pendent - Pendant is the noun; pendent is the adjective—meaning "hanging, suspended."
  • pennant - A blend of pendant and pennon, a banner or flag.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pendant - an adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace or earring)pendant - an adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace or earring)
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
lavalier, lavaliere, lavalliere - jeweled pendant worn on a chain around the neck
necklace - jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women)
drop earring, eardrop, pendant earring - an earring with a pendant ornament
2.pendant - branched lighting fixturependant - branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling
lighting fixture - a fixture providing artificial light
Adj.1.pendant - held from above; "a pendant bunch of grapes"
supported - held up or having the weight borne especially from below; "supported joints in a railroad track have ties directly under the rail ends"

pendant

noun necklace, medallion, locket a jade pendant on a slender gold chain
Translations
زينَة مُتَدَلِّيَه من قِلادَة العُنققِلادَةٌقِلادَة العُنُق مَع الزينَة
přívěsek
charmhængesmykkehalssmykke
riipus
privjesak
nyakék
hálsmennisti, men
ペンダント
펜던트
karekliskarulis, kareklispiekariņš
hängsmycke
จี้ห้อยคอ
mặt dây chuyền

pendant

[ˈpendənt] Ncolgante m

pendant

[ˈpɛndənt] n (on necklace)pendentif m

pendant

nAnhänger m

pendant

[ˈpɛndənt] npendaglio

pendant

(ˈpendənt) noun
1. an ornament hung from a necklace. a pendant hanging from a silver chain.
2. the ornament and the necklace together. She fastened a gold pendant round her neck.

pendant

قِلادَةٌ přívěsek hængesmykke Anhänger παντατίφ colgante riipus pendentif privjesak ciondolo ペンダント 펜던트 hanger anheng brelok berloque, pingente подвеска hängsmycke จี้ห้อยคอ pandantif mặt dây chuyền 垂饰
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