from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An ornament worn around the neck.
- n. Something felt to resemble this neck ornament, as in shape: a necklace of hundreds of tiny islands.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An article of jewelry that is worn around the neck, most often made of a string of precious metal, pearls, gems, beads or shells, and sometimes having a pendant attached.
- n. Anything resembling a necklace in shape.
- n. A method of informal execution in which a rubber tyre is filled with petrol, placed around the victim's chest and arms, and set on fire.
- v. To informally execute by setting on fire a petrol-filled rubber tyre which has been put around the bound victim's neck.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A string of beads, etc., or any continuous band or chain, worn around the neck as an ornament.
- n. A rope or chain fitted around the masthead to hold hanging blocks for jibs and stays.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any flexible ornament worn round the neck, us one of shells, coins, beads, or flowers.
- n. A band or tie for the neck, of lace, silk, or the like, worn by women.
- n. A noose or halter.
- n. Nautical, a chain about a lower mast, to which the futtock-shrouds were formerly secured; a strap girding a lower mast and carrying leading-blocks.
- n. In ceramics, a molding or continuous ornament applied to the shoulder or neck of a vase or bottle, especially when twisted, divided into beads, or the like.
- To form into a necklace; encircle or surround with, or as with, a necklace.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women)
neck + lace (Wiktionary)