Definition of pendant:
- A hanging ornament on roofs, ceilings, etc., much used in the later styles of Gothic architecture, where it is of stone, and an important part of the construction. There are imitations in plaster and wood, which are mere decorative features.
- A pendulum.
- One of a pair; a counterpart; as, one vase is the pendant to the other vase.
- Something which hangs or depends; something suspended; a hanging appendage, especially one of an ornamental character; as to a chandelier or an eardrop; also, an appendix or addition, as to a book.
- The stem and ring of a watch, by which it is suspended.
Again, as a pendant to the Captain's picture hangs a portrait of a lady, showing a beautiful oval face with three chestnut curls on each side of it and a mass of chestnut hair above, and two blue eyes as clear and as pure as a child's; and underneath this portrait is written the name of Lady Eleanor Bracefort, wife and widow of Captain Richard the Light Dragoon.- "The Drummer's Coat", J. W. Fortescue.
- "Christopher and the Clockmakers", Sara Ware Bassett.
- "The Martian", George Du Maurier.