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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.
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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"
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pendant

noun necklace, medallion, locket a jade pendant on a slender gold chain
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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
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pendant

[ˈpɛndənt] n (on necklace)pendentif m
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pendant

nAnhänger m
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pendant

[ˈpɛndənt] npendaglio
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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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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