What does PEND mean?

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Pend(noun)

    oil cake; penock

  2. Pend(verb)

    to hang; to depend

  3. Pend(verb)

    to be undecided, or in process of adjustment

  4. Pend(verb)

    to pen; to confine

  5. Origin: [L. pendere.]


  1. Pend

    Pend is a Scottish architectural term referring to a passageway that passes through a building, often from a street through to a courtyard, and typically designed for vehicular rather than exclusively pedestrian access. A pend is distinct from a vennel or a close, as it has rooms directly above it, whereas vennels and closes are not covered over but rather are passageways between separate buildings. The OED suggests that the etymology of the word is probably related to the archaic verb pend - "arch, arch over, vault", this in turn being derived from the French pendre, Latin pendēre "to hang"

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pend

    pend, n. (obs.) an enclosure: (Scot.) a narrow close leading off a main street.

  2. Pend

    pend, v.i. to hang, as in a balance, to impend.—adj. Pend′ing, hanging: remaining undecided: not terminated.—prep. during.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PEND in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PEND in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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