What does impend mean?

Definitions for impendɪmˈpɛnd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word impend.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. impend(verb)

    be imminent or about to happen

    "Changes are impending"


  1. impend(Verb)

    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.

  2. Origin: From impendere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impend(verb)

    to pay

  2. Impend(verb)

    to hang over; to be suspended above; to threaten frome near at hand; to menace; to be imminent. See Imminent

  3. Origin: [L. impendre; pref. im- in + pendre to weigh out, pay.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Impend

    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. impendērein, on, pendēre, to hang.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impend in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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Translations for impend

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • sich ankündigen, bevorstehen, drohenGerman
  • imminereLatin

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