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See also: Pendant
- 1 English
- 2 Danish
- 3 French
- 4 Italian
- 5 Latin
- pendaunt (obsolete)
pendant (plural pendants)
- (architecture) A supporting post attached to the main rafter. [from 14th c.]
- (obsolete, in the plural) Testicles. [15th-17th c.]
- A piece of jewellery which hangs down as an ornament, especially worn on a chain around the neck. [from 15th c.]
- (nautical) A short rope hanging down, used to attach hooks for tackles; a pennant. [from 15th c.]
- The dangling part of an earring. [from 16th c.]
- (obsolete) An appendix or addition, as to a book.
- Many […] have been pleased with this work and its pendant, the Tales and Popular Fictions.
- (fine arts) One of a pair; a counterpart.
- One vase is the pendant to the other vase.
- (obsolete) A pendulum.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir K. Digby to this entry?)
- (US) The stem and ring of a watch, by which it is suspended.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
a piece of jewellery hung from a chain worn around the neck
Inflection of pendant
pendant m (plural pendants)
- Present participle of pendre.
- "pendant" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
pendant m (invariable)
- third-person plural present active subjunctive of pendō