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PENDANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pendant mean? 

PENDANT (noun)
  The noun PENDANT has 2 senses:

1. an adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace or earring)
2. branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling

  Familiarity information: PENDANT used as a noun is rare.


PENDANT (adjective)
  The adjective PENDANT has 1 sense:

1. supported from above

  Familiarity information: PENDANT used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PENDANT (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

pendant; pendent

Hypernyms ("pendant" is a kind of...):

adornment (a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pendant"):

lavalier; lavaliere; lavalliere (jewelled pendant worn on a chain around the neck)

Holonyms ("pendant" is a part of...):

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

drop earring; eardrop; pendant earring (an earring with a pendant ornament)


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Meaning:

Branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

chandelier; pendant; pendent

Hypernyms ("pendant" is a kind of...):

lighting fixture (a fixture providing artificial light)


PENDANT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Supported from above

Synonyms:

pendant; hanging down; hanging; pendent; dependent

Context example:

a pendant bunch of grapes

Similar:

supported (held up or having the weight borne especially from below)


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