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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
References in classic literature ?
Still, when it costs over five pounds--I didn't see it, but it was a lovely enamel pendant from a Bond Street shop.
It was now at the summit of what seemed to be a long white pole, near the top of which were two pendant white masses, like rudimentary arms or fins.
At length he came to a great tree, heavy laden with thick foliage and loaded with pendant loops of giant creepers.
In it was a thread-like gold chain with a tiny pink enamel heart as a pendant.
Unlocking the case, they found it to contain a necklace, with pendant, bracelets, and ear-rings; and also some other small ornaments.
After I had signified my assent, Toby, without uttering a a single word, crawled along the dripping ledge until he gained a point from whence he could just reach one of the largest of the pendant roots; he shook it--it quivered in his grasp, and when he let it go it twanged in the air like a strong, wire sharply struck.
The corruption of taste is a portion or a pendant of the dollar-manufac sure.
How long she hung there she never knew, but finally a little strength returned to her, and presently she realized that it was a pendant creeper hanging low from a jungle tree upon the bank that had saved her from the river's rapacious maw.
It came from the prism pendants encircling the old-fashioned candelabrum in her hand.
The Abyssins are extremely charitable, and the women, on such occasions, will give even their necklaces and pendants, so that, with what I gave myself, I collected in the camp enough to pay the fine, and all parties were content.
It burst upon the hanging bell, and set The silver pendants chattering.
She was overdressed, but not badly dressed, in black with a high collar, and she wore black glace gloves, in which she played cards; she had several heavy gold chains round her neck, bangles on her wrists, and circular photograph pendants, one being of Queen Alexandra; she carried a black satin bag and chewed Sen-sens.