perpend
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /pəˈpɛnd/
  • (GA) IPA: /pɚˈpɛnd/
Verb

perpend (perpends, present participle perpending; past and past participle perpended)

  1. (archaic) To ponder, consider.
    • 1602, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, II:1, ll. 104-15:
      […] Perpend, / I have a daughter - have while she is mine […]
Noun

perpend (plural perpends)

  1. 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.
  2. A vertical joint (usually mortar) between bricks or blocks in a horizontal course.



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