What does pendant mean?

Definitions for pendantˈpɛn dənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pendant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pendant, pendent(noun)

    an adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace or earring)

  2. chandelier, pendant, pendent(adj)

    branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling

  3. pendent, pendant, dependent(adj)

    held from above

    "a pendant bunch of grapes"


  1. Pendant(n.)

    Hence: An ornamental object or piece of jewelry with a hook so that it can be hung from a chain around the neck.

  2. Origin: [F., orig. p. pr. of pendre to hang, L. pendere. Cf. Pendent, Pansy, Pensive, Poise, Ponder.]


  1. pendant(Noun)

    A supporting post attached to the main rafter.

  2. pendant(Noun)


  3. pendant(Noun)

    A piece of jewelery which hangs down as an ornament, especially worn on a chain around the neck.

  4. pendant(Noun)

    A short rope hanging down, used to attach hooks for tackles; a pennant.

  5. pendant(Noun)

    The dangling part of an earring.

  6. Origin: From pendaunt, pendant, noun use of adjective.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pendant(noun)

    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

  2. Pendant(noun)

    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

  3. Pendant(noun)

    one of a pair; a counterpart; as, one vase is the pendant to the other vase

  4. Pendant(noun)

    a pendulum

  5. Pendant(noun)

    the stem and ring of a watch, by which it is suspended

  6. Origin: [F., orig. p. pr. of pendre to hang, L. pendere. Cf. Pendent, Pansy, Pensive, Poise, Ponder.]


  1. Pendant

    A pendant word "pendre" and the Latin word "pendere" which means "to hang down" is a loose-hanging piece of jewellery, generally attached by a small loop to a necklace, when the ensemble may be known as a "pendant necklace". A pendant earring is an earring with a piece hanging down. In modern French "pendant" is the gerund form of “hanging”. One of the earliest types of bodily adornment is the pendant. Primeval man liked to put a tiny hole in a beautiful rock and slip a string usually made of grass or vine so it could be hung around the neck. Shells and other indigenous materials could also be used. In Ancient Egypt, Pharaohs normally wore scarab beetle pendants to symbolize their wealth and power. Royalty and nobility in Egypt also wear a certain type of pendant called a cartouche. Pendants can have several functions, which may be combined: ⁕Award ⁕Identification ⁕Ornamentation ⁕Ostentation. ⁕Protection ⁕Self-affirmation The many specialized types of pendants include lockets which open, often to reveal an image, and pendilia, which hang from larger objects of metalwork.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pendant

    pen′dant, n. anything hanging, esp. for ornament: an earring: a lamp hanging from the roof: an ornament of wood or of stone hanging downwards from a roof: a long narrow flag, at the head of the principal mast in a royal ship: something attached to another thing of the same kind, an appendix, a companion picture, poem, &c.—ns. Pen′dence, Pen′dency, a hanging in suspense: state of being undecided.—adj. Pen′dent, hanging: projecting: supported above the ground or base: (bot.) hanging downwards, as a flower or a leaf.—n. Penden′tive (archit.), the triangular portion of a dome cut off between two supporting arches at right angles to each other.—adv. Pen′dently.—ns. Pen′dicle, an appendage: something attached to another, as a privilege, a small piece of ground for cultivation; Pen′dūlet, a pendant. [Fr. pendant, pr.p. of pendre, to hang—L. pendens, -entispr.p. of pendēre, to hang.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pendant in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pendant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Manilius:

    When we are born we die, our end is but the pendant of our beginning.

  2. Hugh Willmott:

    This pendant was used by some people as a supposed cure against a condition called St Antony’s fire, which in modern day science is probably a variety of skin conditions.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Un diamant est né seulement après que le supporter de charbon et une pression énorme durable et énorme chaleur pendant des milliers d'années. La beauté ne vient pas par hasard!

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    d'être en phase avec le monde réel, nous devons grandir intérieur, et notre seul vrai guide pendant notre croissance est notre propre esprit nous guider sur la voie de l'illumination.

  5. Udio Katzanel:

    Katzanel told CEN. Katzanel and a team of surgeons used an endoscopic device to examine Talia’s throat then used micro-surgical clamps to remove it carefully. Luckily, the pendant had not caused any damage to her throat and nearby organs.

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