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
Origin: [L. impendre; pref. im- in + pendre to weigh out, pay.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
im-pend′, v.i. to threaten: to be about to happen.—ns. Impend′ence, Impend′ency, the state of impending: near approach.—adj. Impend′ent, imminent: ready to act or happen. [L. impendēre—in, on, pendēre, to hang.]
The numerical value of impend in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of impend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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