A woman wearing a necklace.
necklace definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a string of beads, jewels, etc. or a chain of gold, silver, etc., worn around the neck as an ornament
- a gasoline-doused automobile tire draped around a person's neck or shoulders and set ablaze
Origin: neck plush lace
necklace definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An ornament worn around the neck.
- Something felt to resemble this neck ornament, as in shape: a necklace of hundreds of tiny islands.