pendent (adj.) c.1600, respelling of M.E. pendaunt "hanging, overhanging" (see PENDANT (Cf. pendant)) on model of its L. original, pendentem (nom. pendens), prp. of pendere "to hang."

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  • Pendent — Pend ent, a. [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. [1913 Webster] Often their tresses, when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • pendent — [pen′dənt] adj. [ME pendaunt: see PENDANT] 1. hanging; suspended 2. overhanging 3. undecided; pending n. PENDANT pendently adv …   English World dictionary

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  • pendent — pendently, adv. /pen deuhnt/, adj. Also, pendant. 1. hanging or suspended: a pendent lamp. 2. overhanging; jutting; projecting: pendent cliffs. 3. undecided; undetermined; pending: a lawsuit that is still pendent. 4. impending. n. 5. pendant.… …   Universalium

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  • pendent — or pendant adjective Etymology: Middle English pendaunt Date: 14th century 1. jutting or leaning over ; overhanging < a pendent cliff > 2. supported from above ; suspended < icicles pendent from the eaves > 3. remaining undeter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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