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preposition pend·ing \ˈpen-diŋ\

Definition of pending

  1. 1 :  during their opportunity to develop trade pending the laborious and fruitless negotiations — Theodore Hsi-En Chen

  2. 2 :  while awaiting pending approval were held in custody pending trial

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

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.

Origin and Etymology of pending

see 1pending


First Known Use: 1643


PENDING Defined for English Language Learners

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preposition pend·ing \ˈpen-diŋ\

Definition of pending for English Language Learners

  • : while waiting for (something)

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pending

adjective pend·ing

Definition of pending for English Language Learners

  • : not yet decided or acted on

  • : happening or likely to happen soon


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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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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