Definitions for impendɪmˈpɛnd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to be imminent; be about to happen.
to threaten; menace:
He felt that danger impended.
Archaic. to hang suspended.
Origin of impend:
1580–90; < L impendēre to hang over, threaten
be imminent or about to happen
"Changes are impending"
to be about to happen or occur, especially of something which takes some time such as a process or procedure rather than just a short event. "To impend" often has the connotation of threat.
My hunger should impend any second now.
Origin: From impendere.
to hang over; to be suspended above; to threaten frome near at hand; to menace; to be imminent. See Imminent
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