Pendent vs Necklace - What's the difference?

pendent | necklace |


As nouns the difference between pendent and necklace

is that pendent is while necklace is an article of jewelry that is worn around the neck, most often made of a string of precious metal, pearls, gems, beads or shells, and sometimes having a pendant attached.

As an adjective pendent

is dangling, drooping, hanging down or suspended.

As a verb necklace is

(south africa) to informally execute by setting on fire a petrol-filled rubber tyre which has been put around the bound victim's neck.

pendent

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Dangling, drooping, hanging down or suspended.
  • * 1936 , Djuna Barnes, Nightwood , Faber & Faber 2007, p. 71:
  • The doctor's head [...] was framed in the golden semi-circle of a wig with long pendent curls that touched his shoulders
  • * 1986 , Bryant W Rossiter, Roger C Baetzold, Investigations of Surfaces and Interfaces
  • An interesting development has been the analysis of the image of a pendent drop by a video digitizer.
  • pending in various senses.
  • either hanging in some sense, or constructed of multiple elements such as the voussoirs of an arch or the pendentives of a dome, none of which can stand on its own, but which in combination are stable.
  • incomplete in some sense, such as lacking a finite verb.
  • (label) Projecting over something; overhanging.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • ----

    necklace

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An article of jewelry that is worn around the neck, most often made of a string of precious metal, pearls, gems, beads or shells, and sometimes having a pendant attached.
  • (figuratively) Anything resembling a necklace in shape.
  • a necklace of coral islands
  • (South Africa) A method of informal execution in which a rubber tyre is filled with petrol, placed around the victim's chest and arms, and set on fire.
  • * (projectlink)
  • * 4 August, 2004' Headline Pretoria News: ' Necklacing: 7 held .
  • Seven people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's "necklace " murder of three men in the Tjokville informal settlement at Jeffrey's Bay.
  • * 2000 Beyond Our Wildest Dreams: The United Democratic Front and the Transformation of South Africa by Ineke Van Kessel
  • Several of the alledged witches in Apel and GaNkaone were also subjected to a necklace execution
  • * 2004 A Human Being Died That Night: A South African Woman Confronts the Legacy of Apartheid by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
  • In the fluidly unfolding events of a necklace murder, was there time and space to stop the killing?

    Verb

    (necklac)
  • (South Africa) To informally execute by setting on fire a petrol-filled rubber tyre which has been put around the bound victim's neck.
  • * May 29 2003 : The Star:
  • Frustrated residents tied the hands of two suspected criminals, put tyres around their necks and then set them alight. In a manifestation of growing disillusionment with the criminal justice system, residents of Bramfischerville, west of Johannesburg, on Tuesday abducted and necklaced two suspected burglars.
  • * 2002 Buthelezi: A Biography by Ben Temkin
  • Inkatha members have been hacked to death and necklaced , and their houses have been destroyed
  • * 2000 Beyond Our Wildest Dreams: The United Democratic Front and the Transformation of South Africa by Ineke Van Kessel
  • The first instance of necklacing occurred in March 1985 in the Eastern Cape township of KwaNobuhle.

    Derived terms

    * necklacing * pearl necklace

    See also

    * (wikipedia "necklace") * collar (necklace for animals)