: something suspended: such as
: an ornament (as on a necklace) allowed to hang free
- A turquoise pendant hung on her necklace.
: an electrical fixture suspended from the ceiling
- hung an incandescent light pendant from the ceiling over the reading area
: a hanging ornament of roofs or ceilings much used in the later styles of Gothic architecture
: a length of line usually used as a connector on a boat or ship;
: a short rope hanging from a spar and having at its free end a block or spliced thimble (see thimble 2a)
: companion piece
- The portrait of his father is a pendant to the one of his mother.
: something secondary or supplementary
- The illustration is an apt pendant to the poem.