Hypertext Webster Gateway: "pendent"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

Often their tresses, when shaken, with pendent
icicles tinkle. --Longfellow.

2. Jutting over; projecting; overhanging. ``A vapor sometime
like a . . . pendent rock.'' --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

pendent
adj : supported from above; "the child dabbled his dangling feet
in the water"; "fuchsias in hanging pots"; "pendent
bunches of grapes"; "a suspended fireplace" [syn: {dangling(a)},
{hanging}, {pendant}, {suspended}]


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