Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An ornament worn around the neck.
  • noun Something felt to resemble this neck ornament, as in shape.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To form into a necklace; encircle or surround with, or as with, a necklace.
  • noun Any flexible ornament worn round the neck, us one of shells, coins, beads, or flowers.
  • noun A band or tie for the neck, of lace, silk, or the like, worn by women.
  • noun A noose or halter.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A string of beads, etc., or any continuous band or chain, worn around the neck as an ornament.
  • noun (Naut.) A rope or chain fitted around the masthead to hold hanging blocks for jibs and stays.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.
  • noun figuratively Anything resembling a necklace in shape.
  • noun South Africa 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.
  • verb South Africa To informally execute by setting on fire a petrol-filled rubber tyre which has been put around the bound victim's neck.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

neck +‎ lace

Examples

  • Adorned on an adjustable 16.5 to 18 inch sterling silver chain, this necklace is appropriately finished with a classic heart-shaped clasp.

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  • The testing has been validated and frankly they're ready to start buying and installing complete systems on those bridges to highlight what we call the necklace light application, which is the decorative lighting that moves along the cables at the top of the bridges.

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  • The testing has been validated and frankly they're ready to start buying and installing complete systems on those bridges to highlight what we call the necklace light application, which is the decorative lighting that moves along the cables at the top of the bridges.

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  • The testing has been validated and frankly they're ready to start buying and installing complete systems on those bridges to highlight what we call the necklace light application, which is the decorative lighting that moves along the cables at the top of the bridges.

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  • The testing has been validated and frankly they're ready to start buying and installing complete systems on those bridges to highlight what we call the necklace light application, which is the decorative lighting that moves along the cables at the top of the bridges.

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  • The testing has been validated and frankly they're ready to start buying and installing complete systems on those bridges to highlight what we call the necklace light application, which is the decorative lighting that moves along the cables at the top of the bridges.

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  • The testing has been validated and frankly they're ready to start buying and installing complete systems on those bridges to highlight what we call the necklace light application, which is the decorative lighting that moves along the cables at the top of the bridges.

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  • The testing has been validated and frankly they're ready to start buying and installing complete systems on those bridges to highlight what we call the necklace light application, which is the decorative lighting that moves along the cables at the top of the bridges.

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  • The testing has been validated and frankly they're ready to start buying and installing complete systems on those bridges to highlight what we call the necklace light application, which is the decorative lighting that moves along the cables at the top of the bridges.

    pfblogs.org: The Ad-Free Personal Finance Blogs Aggregator (real estate blogs)

  • The testing has been validated and frankly they're ready to start buying and installing complete systems on those bridges to highlight what we call the necklace light application, which is the decorative lighting that moves along the cables at the top of the bridges.

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  • "In the village of Neak Long I walked with a distraught man through a necklace of bomb craters. His entire family of 13 had been blown to pieces by an American B-52. That had happened almost two years before Pol Pot came to power in 1975. It is estimated more than 600,000 Cambodians were slaughtered that way."

    - John Pilger, Cambodia's empty dock, guardian.co.uk, 21 Feb 2009.

    February 22, 2009