American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Hanging down; dangling; suspended.
- adj. Projecting; overhanging.
- adj. Awaiting settlement; pending.
- n. Variant of pendant1.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Hanging; suspended; pendulous.
- Jutting over; overhanging; projecting: as, a pendent rock.
- In botany, hanging on its stalk or support with the apex pointed vertically downward, as a flower or fruit.
- A pendentive.
- n. See pendant.
- Grammatically incomplete. Also pendant.
- adj. Dangling, drooping or suspended.
- adj. pending in various senses.
- adj. grammar, of a sentence incomplete in some sense, such as lacking a finite verb.
- adj. obsolete Projecting over something; overhanging.
- n. alternative spelling of pendant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Supported from above; suspended; depending; pendulous; hanging.
- adj. Jutting over; projecting; overhanging.
- n. branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling
- adj. held from above
- n. an adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace or earring)
- Latin pendens, pendentis, p.pr. of pendere to hang, to be suspended. Compare pendant. From Anglo-Norman pendaunt, Old French pendant. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English pendant (influenced by Latin pendēns, pendent-, present participle of pendēre, to hang), from Old French; see pendant1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This week reaffirms that America's public discourse remains shrouded under a right-wing paradigm, for which many of us remain codependent enablers.”
“But people in codependent relationships can quickly spiral into destructive, dysfunctional patterns of behavior.”
“Hams and bacon hung pendent from the heavy rafters, and a line of dish towels and clean shirts behind the range suggested something of the modern cosy, or uncosy, corner.”
“_Lambrequin_: Originally a kind of pendent scarf or covering attached to”
“Their lips were less flabby and pendent, and their eye-teeth did not look so much like fangs.”
“The moisture that exhaled with his breath crusted his lips and mustache with pendent ice and formed a miniature glacier on his chin.”
“From bent wood pendent lights to sculptural steel plant walls, their portfolio is chalk full of inventive and inspiring pieces.”
“The diamond is set in a pendent in which it is encircled by sixteen white diamonds, indeed an excellent engagement ring for your loved one.”
“A similar distinction persists with pendant/pendent.”
“Inferred ancestral features include more than two whorls (or series) of tepals and stamens, stamens with protruding adaxial or lateral pollen sacs, several free, ascidiate carpels closed by secretion, extended stigma, extragynoecial compitum, and one or several ventral pendent ovule (s).”
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A hodgepodge, jumble, jambalaya, *gallimaufry, circus and tent revival of plant anatomy and morphology terms and phrases - its a big tent, and no tickets are required.
These come from gamma meditation ,I think.
These words are from Samuel Richardson's novel Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady, 1747-48
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