Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Grammatically incomplete. Also pendant.
  • 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.
  • noun See pendant.

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

  • adjective Supported from above; suspended; depending; pendulous; hanging.
  • adjective Jutting over; projecting; overhanging.

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

  • adjective Dangling, drooping or suspended.
  • adjective pending in various senses.
  • adjective grammar, of a sentence incomplete in some sense, such as lacking a finite verb.
  • adjective obsolete Projecting over something; overhanging.
  • noun Alternative spelling of pendant.

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

  • noun branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling
  • adjective held from above
  • noun an adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace or earring)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin pendens, pendentis, p.pr. of pendere to hang, to be suspended. Compare pendant. From Anglo-Norman pendaunt, Old French pendant.

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