• Pendant


    • UK IPA: /ˈpɛnd(ə)nt/
    • Homophones: pendent

    Alternative forms


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

    Full definition of pendant



    (plural pendants)
    1. (architecture) A supporting post attached to the main rafter. from 14th c.
    2. (obsolete, in the plural) Testicles. 15th-17th c.
    3. A piece of jewellery which hangs down as an ornament, especially worn on a chain around the neck. from 15th c.
    4. (nautical) A short rope hanging down, used to attach hooks for tackles; a pennant. from 15th c.
    5. The dangling part of an earring. from 16th c.
    6. (obsolete) An appendix or addition, as to a book.
      • KeightleyMany ... have been pleased with this work and its pendant, the Tales and Popular Fictions.
    7. (fine arts) One of a pair; a counterpart.One vase is the pendant to the other vase.
    8. (obsolete) A pendulum.
    9. (US) The stem and ring of a watch, by which it is suspended.

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