from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Hanging down; dangling; suspended.
- adj. Projecting; overhanging.
- adj. Awaiting settlement; pending.
- n. Variant of pendant1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Dangling, drooping or suspended.
- adj. pending in various senses.
- adj. incomplete in some sense, such as lacking a finite verb.
- adj. Projecting over something; overhanging.
- n. Alternative spelling of pendant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Supported from above; suspended; depending; pendulous; hanging.
- adj. Jutting over; projecting; overhanging.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)
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)
Latin pendens, pendentis, p.pr. of pendere to hang, to be suspended. Compare pendant. From Anglo-Norman pendaunt, Old French pendant. (Wiktionary)