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pending

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preposition pend·ing \ˈpen-diŋ\

Simple Definition of pending

  • : while waiting for (something)

Full Definition of pending

  1. 1 :  during

  2. 2 :  while awaiting <pending approval>

Examples of pending

  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 of pending

French pendant, from present participle of pendre


First Known Use: 1642

Rhymes with pending


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pending

adjective pend·ing

Simple Definition of pending

  • : not yet decided or acted on

  • : happening or likely to happen soon

Full Definition of pending

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

  2. 2 :  imminent, impending

Examples of pending

  1. The results of the investigation are pending.

  2. There are lawsuits pending against the company.



1797

First Known Use of pending

1797


PENDING Defined for Kids

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pending

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preposition pend·ing \ˈpen-diŋ\

Definition of pending

  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

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





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