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Meaning of pendant

pend•ant

Pronunciation: (pen'dunt), [key]
— n.
  1. a hanging ornament, as an earring or the main piece suspended from a necklace.
  2. an ornament suspended from a roof, vault, or ceiling.
  3. a hanging electrical lighting fixture; chandelier.
  4. that by which something is suspended, as the ringed stem of a watch.
  5. a match, parallel, companion, or counterpart.
  6. 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.
—adj.
  1. pendent.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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