Open main menu
See also: Pendant

Contents

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman pendaunt, Middle French pendant, noun use of adjective.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pendant (plural pendants)

  1. (architecture) A supporting post attached to the main rafter. [from 14th c.]
  2. A piece of jewellery which hangs down as an ornament, especially worn on a chain around the neck. [from 15th c.]
  3. The dangling part of an earring. [from 16th c.]
  4. (nautical) A short rope hanging down, used to attach hooks for tackles; a pennant. [from 15th c.]
  5. (fine arts) One of a pair; a counterpart.
    One vase is the pendant to the other vase.
  6. (obsolete) An appendix or addition, as to a book.
    • Keightley
      Many [] have been pleased with this work and its pendant, the Tales and Popular Fictions.
  7. (obsolete, in the plural) Testicles. [15th-17th c.]
  8. (obsolete) A pendulum.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir K. Digby to this entry?)
  9. (US) The stem and ring of a watch, by which it is suspended.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  10. A lamp hanging from the roof.
  11. An ornament of wood or of stone hanging downwards from a roof.
  12. A long narrow flag at the head of the principal mast in a royal ship.

Related termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

External linksEdit


DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French pendant (counterpart), from pendre (to hang), from Latin pendere (to hang).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /panɡdanɡ/, [pʰɑŋˈd̥ɑŋ]

NounEdit

pendant c (singular definite pendanten, plural indefinite pendanter)

  1. counterpart
  2. match
  3. fellow
  4. companion

InflectionEdit

SynonymsEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɑ̃.dɑ̃/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

pendant (feminine singular pendante, masculine plural pendants, feminine plural pendantes)

  1. hanging

NounEdit

pendant m (plural pendants)

  1. stone that dangles on earrings
  2. match, counterpart

PrepositionEdit

pendant

  1. during, throughout, for the duration of

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

pendant

  1. present participle of pendre

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French pendant.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pendant m (invariable)

  1. match (matching item)
  2. pendant (dangling earing)

LatinEdit