Merriam-Webster OnLine Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
SparkNotes.com

2 words found.
To view an entry in the list, highlight it and click on GO TO.
 

Main Entry: penĚdant
Variant(s): also penĚdent /'pen-d&nt; 3 and 4 are also 'pe-n&nt, 5 is alson-'dän/
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English pendaunt, from Anglo-French pendant, from present participle of pendre to hang, from Vulgar Latin *pendere, from Latin pendEre; akin to Latin pendere to weigh, estimate, pay, pondus weight
Date: 14th century
1 : something suspended: as a : an ornament (as on a necklace) allowed to hang free b : an electrical fixture suspended from the ceiling
2 : a hanging ornament of roofs or ceilings much used in the later styles of Gothic architecture
3 : a length of line usually used as a connector on a boat or ship; especially : a short rope hanging from a spar and having at its free end a block or spliced thimble
4 chiefly British : PENNANT 1a
5 a : COMPANION PIECE b : something secondary or supplementary

Search here for another word in

Collegiate Dictionary
Collegiate Thesaurus
SparkNotes.com :: Home
Merriam-Webster OnLine
Word of the Day
Word Game of the Day


Pronunciation Key
\&\ as a and u in  abut
\&\ as e in kitten
\&r\ as ur and er in  further
\a\ as a in ash
\A\ as a in ace
\ä\ as o in mop
\au\ as ou in out
\ch\ as ch in chin
\e\ as e in bet
\E\ as ea in easy
\g\ as g in go
\i\ as i in hit
\
I\ as i in ice
\j\ as j in job
\[ng]\ as ng in sing
\O\ as o in go
\o\ as aw in law
\oi\ as oy in boy
\th\ as th in thin
\th\ as th in the
\ü\ as oo in loot
\u\ as oo in foot
\y\ as y in yet
\zh\ as si in vision
© 2006 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated