Pendant
Pendant Pend"ant, n. [F., orig. p. pr. of pendre to hang, L. pendere. Cf. {Pendent}, {Pansy}, {Pensive}, {Poise}, {Ponder}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

Some hang upon the pendants of her ear. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Many . . . have been pleased with this work and its pendant, the Tales and Popular Fictions. --Keightley. [1913 Webster]

2. (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.'' --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. (Fine Arts) One of a pair; a counterpart; as, one vase is the pendant to the other vase. [1913 Webster]

4. A pendulum. [Obs.] --Sir K. Digby. [1913 Webster]

5. The stem and ring of a watch, by which it is suspended. [U.S.] --Knight. [1913 Webster]

{Pendant post} (Arch.), a part of the framing of an open timber roof; a post set close against the wall, and resting upon a corbel or other solid support, and supporting the ends of a collar beam or any part of the roof. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pendant — Pendant …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • pendant — pendant, ante 1. (pan dan, dan t ) adj. 1°   Qui pend. •   Là, s il est quelque lieu sans route et sans chemins, Un rocher, quelque mont pendant en précipices, LA FONT. Fabl. XII, 4. •   Mais que font là tes bras pendants à ton côté ?, RAC. Plaid …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Pendant — Sn passendes Gegenstück per. Wortschatz fremd. Erkennbar fremd (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. pendant m., einem substantivierten Gerundium von frz. pendre herabhängen , aus gallo rom. pendere, aus l. pendēre, einem Intensivum zu l.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • pendant — pendánt s. n., pl. pendánte Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  PENDÁNT s.n. v. pandant. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • pendant — (n.) c.1400, loose, hanging part of anything, from Anglo Fr. pendaunt hanging (c.1300), from O.Fr. pendant (13c.), noun use of prp. of pendre to hang, from L. pendere to hang, from PIE root * (s)pen(d) to pull, stretch (see SPAN (Cf. span) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pendant — Pendant: Das Fremdwort für »Gegen , Seitenstück; Ergänzung« wurde im 18. Jh. aus gleichbed. frz. pendant entlehnt. Dies ist das substantivierte Part. Präs. zu frz. pendre (< lat. pendere) »hängen« (vgl. ↑ Pendel) und bedeutet demnach… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • pendant — pendant, pendent, pennant The noun pendant means ‘a hanging jewel or ornament’ or in nautical use ‘a short rope hanging from the head of a mast’; the adjective pendent means ‘hanging or overhanging’ and has a few technical uses. A pennant is a… …   Modern English usage

  • pendant — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. ppendantdpendant – akcent na ostatniej sylabie] {{/stl 7}}{{stl 8}}rz. n ndm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} odpowiednik, symetryczne uzupełnienie czegoś, tworzący wraz z innymi rzeczami, pojęciami itp. harmonijną całość : {{/stl… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • pendant — [pen′dənt] n. [ME pendaunt < OFr pendant, prp. of pendre < L pendere, to hang < IE base * (s)pen(d) , to pull, stretch > SPIN] 1. a hanging ornamental object, as one suspended from an earring or a necklace 2. the stem and ring of a… …   English World dictionary

  • pendant — фр. (пандан) в дополнение к чему либо. Толковый словарь иностранных слов Л. П. Крысина. М: Русский язык, 1998 …   Словарь иностранных слов русского языка

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