Pendant definition

pĕndənt
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Something suspended from something else, especially an ornament or piece of jewelry attached to a necklace or bracelet.
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A hanging lamp or chandelier.
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A sculptured ornament suspended from a vaulted Gothic roof or ceiling.
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One of a matched pair; a companion piece.
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A hanging ornamental object, as one suspended from an earring or a necklace.
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The stem and ring of a pocket watch.
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Either of a pair; match or companion piece.
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Anything hanging, as the pull chain on a lamp.
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A decorative piece suspended from a ceiling or roof, as in Gothic architecture.
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(architecture) A supporting post attached to the main rafter. [from 14th c.]
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A piece of jewellery which hangs down as an ornament, especially worn on a chain around the neck. [from 15th c.]
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(nautical) A short rope hanging down, used to attach hooks for tackles; a pennant. [from 15th c.]
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The dangling part of an earring. [from 16th c.]
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pendant
Plural:
pendants

Origin of pendant

  • Middle English pendaunt from Old French pendant from present participle of pendre to hang from Vulgar Latin pendere from Latin pendēre (s)pen- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman pendaunt, Middle French pendant, noun use of adjective.

    From Wiktionary