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pending

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preposition pend·ing \ˈpen-diŋ\

Simple Definition of pending

  • : while waiting for (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pending

  1. 1 :  during

  2. 2 :  while awaiting <pending approval>

Examples of pending in a sentence

  1. He is being held in jail pending trial.

  2. She received a four-year sentence and is currently out on bail pending appeal.



Origin and Etymology of pending

French pendant, from present participle of pendre


First Known Use: 1642


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pending

adjective pend·ing

Simple Definition of pending

  • : not yet decided or acted on

  • : happening or likely to happen soon

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pending

  1. 1 :  not yet decided :  being in continuance <the case is still pending>

  2. 2 :  imminent, impending

Examples of pending in a sentence

  1. The results of the investigation are pending.

  2. There are lawsuits pending against the company.



1797

First Known Use of pending

1797

Rhymes with pending


PENDING Defined for Kids

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pending

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preposition pend·ing \ˈpen-diŋ\

Definition of pending for Students

  1. :  while waiting for <He's in jail pending a trial.>




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pending

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adjective pend·ing

Definition of pending for Students

  1. :  not yet decided <The lawsuit is pending.>




Law Dictionary

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pending

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preposition pend·ing \ˈpen-diŋ\

Legal Definition of pending

  1. 1 :  during the time of

  2. 2 :  while awaiting :  in the time preceding <held in escrow pending the outcome of the suit> <free pending trial>




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pending

adjective pend·ing

Legal Definition of pending

  1. 1 :  not yet decided <a pending suit>

  2. 2 :  to occur or be realized soon





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