impend


im·pend

intransitive verb \im-ˈpend\

Definition of IMPEND

1
a :  to hover threateningly :  menace
b :  to be about to occur <the impending trial>
2
archaic :  to hang suspended

Examples of IMPEND

  1. <for confirmed pessimists some disaster always seems to be impending>

Origin of IMPEND

Latin impendēre, from in- + pendēre to hang — more at pendant
First Known Use: 1585

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