pendant

Definitions

  • Pendant Saturator
    Pendant Saturator
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj pendant held from above "a pendant bunch of grapes"
    • n pendant branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling
    • n pendant an adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace or earring)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pendant (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."
    • Pendant A pendulum.
    • Pendant An ornamental object or piece of jewelry with a hook so that it can be hung from a chain around the neck.
    • Pendant (Fine Arts) One of a pair; a counterpart; as, one vase is the pendant to the other vase.
    • Pendant 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. "Some hang upon the pendants of her ear.""Many . . . have been pleased with this work and its pendant , the Tales and Popular Fictions."
    • Pendant The stem and ring of a watch, by which it is suspended.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pendant Hanging: same as pendent (which is now the usual spelling).
    • n pendant A loose hanging part; something attached to and hanging loosely from an object of which it is an ornamental or useful part, as a bead, ball, knob, or ring of any material, hanging from a necklace, ear-ring, lamp, the edge of a garment, or a locket hanging from a brooch, or the like. See cut under badge.
    • n pendant Specifically— An ear-ring.
    • n pendant A name given to that part of the knightly belt of the fourteenth century which was allowed to hang after passing through the buckle and sometimes through an additional loop: it ended with the chape, which acted as a weight to keep it hanging perpendicularly.
    • n pendant The part of a watch by which It is suspended, consisting generally of a guard-ring and a pusher-pin.
    • n pendant An apparatus hanging from a roof or ceiling for giving light, generally branched and ornamented; a chandelier or gaselier.
    • n pendant In architecture, a hanging ornament used in the vaults and in timber roofs of late and debased medieval architecture, and also in some Oriental architecture. In vaulted roofs pendants are generally richly sculptured, and in timber-work they are variously decorated with carving. See cut in next column.
    • n pendant A pendulum.
    • n pendant Nautical: A Short Seine piece of rope with a thimble or block at one end. A long, narrow, tapering flag. See pennant, 1.
    • n pendant Something attached to or connected with another as an addition; an appendix.
    • n pendant Something of the same kind, as a companion picture, statue, group of statuary, poem, anecdote, etc.; a parallel.
    • n pendant The cylindrical stem on a watchcase to which the guard-ring is attached.
    • n pendant A corollary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pendant pen′dant 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
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., orig. p. pr. of pendre, to hang, L. pendere,. Cf. Pendent Pansy Pensive Poise Ponder
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. pendant, pr.p. of pendre, to hang—L. pendens, -entispr.p. of pendēre, to hang.

Usage

In literature:

He slipped the delicate looking necklace over the man's head, squeezed the pendant, and jumped back.
"The Players" by Everett B. Cole
One woman, young and charming, reached up to her throat, unfastening and tossing on the table a costly diamond necklace and pendant.
"Dave Darrin on Mediterranean Service" by H. Irving Hancock
Fancy, actual chains in granite, pendants from elephants' heads!
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah" by William G. Burn Murdoch
He reported a schooner anchored opposite Bangalang, sporting a long pendant at the main, and a white ensign at her peak.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
Corisande gave a rippling laugh as she twirled her glittering pendant.
"The Blue Tower" by Evelyn E. Smith
The idol was a nude male figure, squatted cross-legged on a bench in the niche, its only decoration being a necklace with pendant attached.
"In Search of El Dorado" by Harry Collingwood
D. V. B. pendant ses exils et ses prisons, en France; et depuis que par ordre du Roi, il s'est retire en Hollande.
"Notes and Queries, Number 70, March 1, 1851" by Various
We dash aside the walls of pendant skins.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
They were usually fashioned as gold, silver, or glass pendants.
"Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery" by Robert Means Lawrence
It can be ornamented with a gilt cross and decorated with evergreen festoons pendant over the ends.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
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In poetry:

Thus, eve after eve,
Did the dew-drop betray
Some leaflet that smiled
On the pendant spray;
"The Dew-Drop: A Metrical Fantasy" by Samuel Lover
Portraits have recorded
her spring-fresh face;
the tinkle of girdle pendants heralds
her soul's vain return by moonlight.
"Thoughts On An Ancient Site:Birthplace Of Wang Qiang" by Du Fu
Alas ! too late; — the little gem
Falls o'er a rose-bud fair,
And, pendant on the flow'ret's stem,
It hangs, and glitters there.
"To the Maid of Erin" by Mary Anne Browne
Will my heavenly wings be splendid
Will they sparkle like the dew?
Will they be rhinestones and pendants
In my halo all shiny and new?
"Hopeful" by Amelia Wire Holmes Aaron
With these are lemons that are even more
Golden than they, and which adorn our Rhyme,
As did rough pendants of barbaric ore
Some pillared temple of the olden time.
"A Basket of Summer Fruit" by Charles Harpur
Here pipe, and plume your wings, and chirp and flutter,
And swing, light-poised upon the pendant bough;—
Fondly I deem he hears the calls ye utter,
And stirs in his light sleep to answer you.
"Written in a Cemetary" by Kate Seymour Maclean

In news:

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The new pendants have the same variable functions as the I- Pendant .
Different stones and pearls can be added to the pendant , which gives your customer, many shapes and color options.
Local designer creates 'superstar' pendant to raise money to fight cancer.
Other repurposed household items in the company's repertoire include flashlights, wine bottles, and paint cans, all as pendants 800-832-4482.
The lead guitarist for the snaky band designed a pendant featuring Jack "the Camera Guy" for the rock and roll jewelry line PennyRoyal Silver.
One of them would be the winning marshmallow granting you an $899 diamond pendant.
These pendant draped buds are soft white and resemble coiled sea shells.
Susan Lieberman wears her Peruvian Opal earrings and seahorse pendant necklace.
These highly versatile pendants can be adjusted with the touch of a fingertip from 36.
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In science:

It is possible that several pendant paths of length 4 share a common internal variable that is in B(J ), e.g., in a very long pendant path.
Consistency and Random Constraint Satisfaction Models
But a variable can only appear in at most three pendant paths of length 4.
Consistency and Random Constraint Satisfaction Models
Since any cycle component of length l > 4 contains l pendant paths of length 4, the total number of variables in cycle components of length greater than 4 is M (J )| < ζ n.
Consistency and Random Constraint Satisfaction Models
To see this, we recall a result by Kim which states that the deletion of some pendant vertices from a connected graph does not change its competition number if the resulting graph has at least two vertices.
The competition number of a generalized line graph is at most two
We say that H has a pendant appearance at W in G if (a) the increasing bijection from [h] to W gives an isomorphism between H and the induced subgraph G[W ] of G; and (b) there is exactly one edge in G between W and the rest of G, and this edge is incident with the root rW .
Random graphs from a weighted minor-closed class
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