Definition of Necklace

1. Noun. Jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women).

Specialized synonyms: Chain, Strand, String, Chain, Choker, Collar, Dog Collar, Neckband
Generic synonyms: Jewellery, Jewelry
Terms within: Pendant, Pendent

Definition of Necklace

1. n. A string of beads, etc., or any continuous band or chain, worn around the neck as an ornament.

Definition of Necklace

1. Noun. An article of jewelry/jewellery 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. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) Anything resembling a necklace in shape. ¹

3. Noun. (South African) A method of informal execution in which a rubber tyre is filled with petrol, placed around the victim's neck, and set on fire. ¹

4. Verb. (South African) To informally execute by setting on fire a petrol-filled rubber tyre which has been put around the bound victim's neck. ¹

5. Adjective. (South African) Describing a method of murder. ¹

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Definition of Necklace

1. to kill by placing a tire around the neck and setting it on fire [v -LACED, -LACING, -LACES]

Medical Definition of Necklace

1. Term used to describe a skin rash that encircles the neck. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Necklace

necker's knob
necker's knobs
necker knob
necker knobs
necklace (current term)
necklace of Venus
necklace poplar
necklace tree

Literary usage of Necklace

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1. The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the by Robert Chambers (1832)
"The new king's finances were in too low a state for him to purchase the necklace ; and when it was offered to him, he replied that a ship ..."

2. Man by Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (1905)
"Such being the case, I was keenly interested in the necklace of glass beads shown in ... The necklace was presented to the British Museum by Mr. LP Davies, ..."

3. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1871)
"With reference to the occurrence of the pieces of jet which seemed to have belonged to another necklace, it may perhaps be suspected that there was another, ..."

4. Corinthian Hellenistic Pottery by G. Roger Edwards (1975)
"A & B, necklace. H. 0.10+ 300 BC 469 (C-47-1 I 3), Deposit 95. ... B, necklace? H. 0.07+ 4th century BC, advanced last quarter 483 (C-34-30), Deposit 94. ..."

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