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Webster 1913 Edition


Pendent

Pend′ent

(pĕnd′ent)
,
Adj.
[L.
pendens
,
-entis
, p. pr. of
pendere
to hang, to be suspended. Cf.
Pendant
.]
1.
Supported from above; suspended; depending; pendulous; hanging;
as, a
pendent
leaf
.
“The pendent world.”
Shak.
Often their tresses, when shaken, with
pendent
icicles tinkle.
Longfellow.
2.
Jutting over; projecting; overhanging.
“A vapor sometime like a . . . pendent rock.”
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Pendent

PEND'ENT

,
Adj.
[L. pendens.] Hanging; fastened at one end, the other being loose.
With ribbons pendent, flaring about her head.
1.
Jutting over; projecting; as a pendant rock.
2.
Supported above the ground.

Definition 2021


pendent

pendent

English

Adjective

pendent (comparative more pendent, superlative most pendent)

This arch is stable as it stands, but all the voussoirs are pendent and removal of any one of them would cause the structure to collapse
Pendent structure in architecture: Binondo Church Dome with its pendentives
  1. Dangling, drooping, hanging down or suspended.
    • 1936, Djuna Barnes, Nightwood, Faber & Faber 2007, p. 71:
      The doctor's head [...] was framed in the golden semi-circle of a wig with long pendent curls that touched his shoulders []
    • 1986, Bryant W Rossiter, Roger C Baetzold, Investigations of Surfaces and Interfaces
      An interesting development has been the analysis of the image of a pendent drop by a video digitizer.
  2. pending in various senses.
  3. (architecture, of a structure) either hanging in some sense, or constructed of multiple elements such as the voussoirs of an arch or the pendentives of a dome, none of which can stand on its own, but which in combination are stable.
  4. (grammar, of a sentence) incomplete in some sense, such as lacking a finite verb.
  5. (obsolete) Projecting over something; overhanging.

Translations

Noun

pendent (plural pendents)

  1. Alternative spelling of pendant

Catalan

Noun

pendent m (plural pendents)

  1. slope, incline

French

Verb

pendent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of pendre
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of pendre

Latin

Verb

pendent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of pendō
  2. third-person plural present active indicative of pendeō