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Meaning of PENDANT

Pronunciation:  'pendunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling
  2. [n]  an adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace or earring)
  3. [adj]  supported from above; "the child dabbled his dangling feet in the water"; "fuchsias in hanging pots"; "pendent bunches of grapes"; "a suspended fireplace"

PENDANT is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: chandelier, dangling(a), hanging, pendent, supported, suspended
 See Also: adornment, drop earring, eardrop, lavalier, lavaliere, lavalliere, lighting fixture, necklace, pendant earring



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pend"ant\, n. [F., orig. p. pr. of pendre to hang, L.
pendere. Cf. {Pendent}, {Pansy}, {Pensive}, {Poise},
1. Something which hangs or depends; something suspended; a
   hanging appendage, especially one of an ornamental
   character; as to a chandelier or an eardrop; also, an
   appendix or addition, as to a book.

         Some hang upon the pendants of her ear. --Pope.

         Many . . . have been pleased with this work and its
         pendant, the Tales and Popular Fictions.

2. (Arch.) A hanging ornament on roofs, ceilings, etc., much
   used in the later styles of Gothic architecture, where it
   is of stone, and an important part of the construction.
   There are imitations in plaster and wood, which are mere
   decorative features. ``[A bridge] with . . . pendants
   graven fair.'' --Spenser.

3. (Fine Arts) One of a pair; a counterpart; as, one vase is
   the pendant to the other vase.

4. A pendulum. [Obs.] --Sir K. Digby.

5. The stem and ring of a watch, by which it is suspended.
   [U.S.] --Knight.

{Pendant post} (Arch.), a part of the framing of an open
   timber roof; a post set close against the wall, and
   resting upon a corbel or other solid support, and
   supporting the ends of a collar beam or any part of the

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a pendant in your dream, represents your relationships and the desire for unconditional love. You are feeling connected so someone. The dream may also indicates that you are feeling emotionally touched by some situation or by someone.
 Definition: any ornamental object designed for suspension.
Thesaurus Terms
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