from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Hanging loosely; suspended so as to swing or sway.
- adj. Wavering; undecided.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. hanging as if from a support
- adj. indecisive or hesitant
- adj. having branches etc. that bend downwards; drooping or weeping
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Depending; pendent loosely; hanging; swinging.
- adj. Wavering; unstable; doubtful.
- adj. Inclined or hanging downwards, as a flower on a recurved stalk, or an ovule which hangs from the upper part of the ovary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Hanging loosely or swinging freely from a fixed point above; hanging; swinging; loosely pendent: as, pendulous ears.
- In zoology, specifically applied — To the pensile nests of birds, which hang like a purse or pouch from the support.
- To the penis, clitoris, or scrotum when loosely hanging from the perineum or abdomen, as in various monkeys, marsupials, etc.
- In botany, same as pendent, more especially when the flexure is from weakness of the support.
- In suspense; wavering; doubting; undecided.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having branches or flower heads that bend downward
From Latin pendulus, from pendēre, to hang; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)