What does the word pendent mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Hanging loosely; pendulous.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Projecting.

Usage examples for pendent

  1. 136. At a hoary speaker laugh thou never; often is good that which the aged utter, oft from a shriveled hide discreet words issue; from those whose skin is pendent and decked with scars, and who go tottering among the vile. – The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
  2. The awkward and inconsistent sky- borders, strips of pendent canvas wholly unsatisfactory as substitutes for the vast depths of the starry heavens, he is able to dispense with by lowering a little the hangings at the top edge of the picture- frame, and by thus limiting the upward gaze of the spectators, so that he can forgo the impossible attempt to imitate the changing sky. – A Book About the Theater by Brander Matthews
  3. Aloft in pendent dignity, Astride her magic broom, And wrapt in dazzling majesty, See! – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall