[syn: pendent, pendant, dependent]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pendent \Pend"ent\ (p[e^]nd"ent), a. [L. pendens, -entis, p. pr.
of pendere to hang, to be suspended. Cf. Pendant.]
1. Supported from above; suspended; depending; pendulous;
hanging; as, a pendent leaf. "The pendent world." --Shak.
Often their tresses, when shaken, with pendent
icicles tinkle. --Longfellow.
2. Jutting over; projecting; overhanging. "A vapor sometime
like a . . . pendent rock." --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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:
35 Moby Thesaurus words for "pendent":
at issue, cascading, conditional, conditioned, contingent,
dangling, dependent, depending, falling, falling loosely, flowing,
hanging, hung, in question, in suspense, in the balance, open,
pending, pendulant, pendular, penduline, pendulous, pensile,
suspended, suspenseful, swinging, uncounted, undecided,
undetermined, unestablished, unfixed, unsettled, untold,
up for grabs, weeping