[pen-duh nt] /ˈpɛn dənt/
noun, Also, .
a hanging ornament, as an earring or the main piece suspended from a necklace.
an ornament suspended from a roof, vault, or ceiling.
a hanging electrical lighting fixture; chandelier.
that by which something is suspended, as the ringed stem of a watch.
a match, parallel, companion, or counterpart.
Also, pennant. Nautical. a length of rope attached to a masthead, the end of a yardarm, etc., and having a block or thimble secured to its free end.
a hanging light, esp a chandelier
a carved ornament that is suspended from a ceiling or roof
something that matches or complements something else
(nautical) Also called pennant. a length of wire or rope secured at one end to a mast or spar and having a block or other fitting at the lower end
a variant spelling of pendent
early 14c., “loose, hanging part of anything,” from Anglo-French pendaunt “hanging” (c.1300), Old French pendant (13c.), noun use of present participle of pendre “to hang,” from Latin pendere “to hang,” from PIE root *(s)pen(d)- “to pull, draw, stretch” (see span (v.)). Meaning “dangling part of an earring” is attested from 1550s. Nautical sense of “tapering flag” is recorded from late 15c. “In this sense presumably a corruption of pennon” [OED].
noun 1. . noun 1. a rapidly rotating funnel-shaped cloud extending downward from the base of a cumulonimbus cloud, which, if it touches the surface of the earth, is a tornado or waterspout. noun 1. a whirling column of cloud extending downwards from the base of a cumulonimbus cloud: part of a waterspout or tornado […]
[pend] /pɛnd/ verb (used without object) 1. to remain undecided or unsettled. 2. to hang. 3. Obsolete. to depend. /pɛnd/ verb (intransitive) 1. to await judgment or settlement 2. (dialect) to hang; depend noun 3. (Scot) an archway or vaulted passage v. c.1500, “to depend, to hang,” from French pendre, from Late Latin pendere “to […]
[pen-del-i-kon; Greek pen-de-lee-kawn] /pɛnˈdɛl ɪˌkɒn; Greek ˌpɛn dɛ liˈkɔn/ noun 1. a mountain in SE Greece, near Athens: noted for its fine marble. 3640 feet (1110 meters).
[pen-duh n-see] /ˈpɛn dən si/ noun, plural pendencies. 1. the state or time of being pending, undecided, or undetermined, as of a lawsuit awaiting settlement. n. 1630s, from pendent + -cy.