pendant
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /ˈpɛnd(ə)nt/
Noun

pendant (plural pendants)

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