Meaning of PERPEND in English


perpend 1

/perr"peuhnd/ , n.

a large stone passing through the entire thickness of a wall.

Also, parpen, perpent . Also called through stone .

[ 1225-75; var. of PARPEN, PARPEND, ME perpein, parpein (late ME perpend- in compound) a stone dressed on more than one side perpein, parpain, perh. repr. ML parpanus ]

perpend 2

/peuhr pend"/ , v.t.

1. to consider.


2. to ponder; deliberate.

[ 1520-30; perpendere to weigh carefully, ponder, equiv. to per- PER- + pendere to weigh ]

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