Definitions for necklaceˈnɛk lɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

neck•laceˈnɛk lɪs(n.; v.)-laced, -lac•ing.

  1. (n.)a piece of jewelry worn around the neck, as a chain or a string of gemstones, pearls, etc.

    Category: Jewelry

  2. (v.t.)(in South Africa) to kill by placing a gasoline-soaked tire around the victim's neck and setting it on fire.


Origin of necklace:

1580–90; cf. lace (def. 2)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. necklace(noun)

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. necklace(noun)ˈnɛk lɪs

    a piece of jewelry worn around the neck

    a gold necklace


  1. necklace(Noun)

    An article of jewelry/jewellery 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.

  2. necklace(Noun)

    Anything resembling a necklace in shape.

    a necklace of coral islands

  3. necklace(Noun)

    (South African) A method of informal execution in which a rubber tyre is filled with petrol, placed around the victim's neck, and set on fire.

  4. necklace(Verb)

    (South African) To informally execute by setting on fire a petrol-filled rubber tyre which has been put around the bound victim's neck.

  5. necklace(Adjective)

    (South African) Describing a method of murder.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Necklace(noun)

    a string of beads, etc., or any continuous band or chain, worn around the neck as an ornament

  2. Necklace(noun)

    a rope or chain fitted around the masthead to hold hanging blocks for jibs and stays


  1. Necklace

    A necklace is an article of jewellery which is worn around the neck. Necklaces are frequently formed from a metal jewellery chain. Others are woven or manufactured from cloth using string or twine. Common features of necklaces include features such as colorful stones, wood, art glass, feathers, shells, beads or corals - a wide, wide variety of other adornments have also been used. If a necklace includes a primary hanging feature, it is called a pendant; if the pendant is itself a small container, that is called a locket.

Translations for necklace

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a string of jewels, beads etc worn around the neck

a diamond necklace.

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