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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. an adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace or earring);
[syn: pendant, pendent]

2. branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling;
[syn: chandelier, pendant, pendent]


1. held from above;
- Example: "a pendant bunch of grapes"
[syn: pendent, pendant, dependent]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pendant \Pend"ant\ (p[e^]nd"ant), n. [F., orig. p. pr. of pendre to hang, L. pendere. Cf. Pendent, Pansy, Pensive, Poise, Ponder.] 1. Something which hangs or depends; something suspended; a hanging appendage, especially one of an ornamental character, as to a chandelier or an eardrop; also, an appendix or addition, as to a book. [1913 Webster] Some hang upon the pendants of her ear. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Many . . . have been pleased with this work and its pendant, the Tales and Popular Fictions. --Keightley. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: An ornamental object or piece of jewelry with a hook so that it can be hung from a chain around the neck. [PJC] 3. (Arch.) A hanging ornament on roofs, ceilings, etc., much used in the later styles of Gothic architecture, where it is of stone, and an important part of the construction. There are imitations in plaster and wood, which are mere decorative features. "[A bridge] with . . . pendants graven fair." --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 4. (Fine Arts) One of a pair; a counterpart; as, one vase is the pendant to the other vase. [1913 Webster] 5. A pendulum. [Obs.] --Sir K. Digby. [1913 Webster] 6. The stem and ring of a watch, by which it is suspended. [U.S.] --Knight. [1913 Webster] Pendant post (Arch.), a part of the framing of an open timber roof; a post set close against the wall, and resting upon a corbel or other solid support, and supporting the ends of a collar beam or any part of the roof. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pendant adj 1: held from above; "a pendant bunch of grapes" [syn: pendent, pendant, dependent] n 1: an adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace or earring) [syn: pendant, pendent] 2: branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling [syn: chandelier, pendant, pendent]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

127 Moby Thesaurus words for "pendant": accession, accessory, accompaniment, addenda, addendum, additament, addition, additive, additory, additum, adjunct, adjuvant, ally, alter ego, analogon, analogue, annex, annexation, appanage, appendage, appendant, appurtenance, appurtenant, arras, associate, attachment, augment, augmentation, banner, bob, brother, chandelier, close copy, close match, coattail, coda, cognate, color, companion, complement, concomitant, congenator, congener, continuation, coordinate, corollary, correlate, correlative, correspondent, counterpart, curtain, drape, drapery, drop, ear lobe, earring, ensign, equivalent, extension, extrapolation, fellow, fixture, flag, flap, fringe, hammock, hanger, hanging, icicle, image, increase, increment, jack, kindred spirit, lappet, like, likeness, lobation, lobe, lobule, locket, mate, medallion, near duplicate, necklace, obverse, offshoot, ornament, parallel, pendulum, pennant, pennon, picture, pigtail, plumb bob, queue, reciprocal, reinforcement, second self, side effect, side issue, similitude, simulacrum, sister, skirt, soul mate, stalactite, standard, streamer, such, suchlike, supplement, swing, tail, tailpiece, tally, tapestry, tassel, the like of, the likes of, tippet, trail, train, twin, undergirding, uvula, wattle