Pendent meaning

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Hanging down; dangling; suspended.
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Projecting; overhanging.
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Awaiting settlement; pending.
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Hanging; suspended.
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Overhanging.
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Undecided; pending.
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Pending in various senses.
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Alternative spelling of pendant.
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(grammar, of a sentence) Incomplete in some sense, such as lacking a finite verb.
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Origin of pendent

  • Middle English pendant (influenced by Latin pendēns pendent-) (present participle of pendēre to hang) from Old French pendant1
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin pendens, pendentis, p.pr. of pendere to hang, to be suspended. Compare pendant. From Anglo-Norman pendaunt, Old French pendant.
    From Wiktionary