impending

adjective
im·​pend·​ing | \ im-ˈpen-diŋ How to pronounce impending (audio) \

Definition of impending

: occurring or likely to occur soon : upcoming impending trials impending motherhood … scientists who rely on the satellite signals for hints of impending earthquakes and volcanic eruptions …— R. Monastersky … heed the warnings of impending disaster.Publishers Weekly … many of us secretly enjoy the sassier commercials and elegant layouts, not to mention being told of impending sales.— Andrew Hacker

First Known Use of impending

1616, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of impending was in 1616

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impending

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of impending

: happening or likely to happen soon

impending

adjective
im·​pend·​ing | \ im-ˈpen-diŋ\

Kids Definition of impending

: happening or likely to happen soon an impending storm

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