Definitions for impending

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. at hand(p), close at hand(p), imminent, impendent, impending(adj)

    close in time; about to occur

    "retribution is at hand"; "some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand"; "in imminent danger"; "his impending retirement"

Wiktionary

  1. impending(Adjective)

    Approaching; drawing near; about to happen

  2. Origin: From impendere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impending

    of Impend

  2. Impending(adj)

    hanging over; overhanging; suspended so as to menace; imminet; threatening

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Roger Zelazny, The Courts of Chaos:

    My feelings would never change, but... now she was gone, and this thought meant more to me than the impending destruction of the world.

  2. Bharavi:

    The natural hostility of beasts is laid aside when flying from pursuers; so also when danger is impending the enmity of rivals is ended.

  3. John Kilduff:

    The large rise in gasoline inventories was unexpected, and it is the most important element of the report due to the impending driving season focus.

  4. John Kilduff:

    Tensions are so high in that region with the impending Iran-U.S. nuclear deal that any event implied to be U.S.-linked has an immediate effect on oil prices.

  5. Matt Smith:

    The Greece debt debate is clobbering the euro, kiboshing a rally in crude, rumblings of an impending rise in Saudi production is also providing a downbeat end to the week.

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