Perpend meaning

pər-pĕnd
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To ponder or consider.
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To consider carefully; ponder.
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To be attentive; reflect.
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A large stone extending through a wall from one side to the other, used as a binder.
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A brick or stone that has its longest dimension perpendicular to the face of a wall, especially one that extends through the wall's entire thickness.
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A vertical joint between bricks or blocks in a horizontal course.
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(archaic) To ponder, consider.
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Origin of perpend

  • Latin perpendere per- per- pendere to weigh (s)pen- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin perpendere, from per- + pendere (“to weigh").

    From Wiktionary