What does pending mean?

Definitions for pending
ˈpɛn dɪŋpend·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pendingadjective

    awaiting conclusion or confirmation

    "business still pending"


  1. Pendingprep.

    Until; awaiting; as, no decision will be taken pending his arrival.


  1. pendingadjective

    awaiting a conclusion or a confirmation

  2. pendingadjective

    begun but not completed

  3. pendingadjective

    about to happen; imminent or impending

  4. pendingpreposition

    While waiting for something; until.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pendingnoun

    Depending; remaining yet undecided.

    Etymology: pendente lite.

    A person pending suit with the diocesan, shall be defended in the possession. John Ayliffe.


  1. Pending

    Pending is a district in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Administratively, it is in the Kuching South City Council area. It is home to many local fishermen, mostly of Chinese ethnicity.


  1. pending

    Pending generally refers to anything that is awaiting a decision or resolution; it describes a situation or an action that is yet to be completed or finalized. It is often used in reference to tasks, court cases, transactions, or any process that requires approval or completion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pending

    of Pend

  2. Pendingadjective

    not yet decided; in continuance; in suspense; as, a pending suit

  3. Pending

    during; as, pending the trail

  4. Etymology: [L. pendere to hang, to be suspended. Cf. Pendent.]


  1. Pending

    Pending is a name of a district located in Kuching city in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Administratively, it is located in the Kuching South City Council area. It is predominantly an industrial zone in Kuching and it is where many factories in Kuching is located. There is also a fishing village in Pending which is called Bintawa and is a home to many local fishermen mostly of Chinese ethnicity.

Editors Contribution

  1. Pendingadjective

    Panding chancel korin plasse

    Submitted by howladerraju097 on December 9, 2021  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pending in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pending in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of pending in a Sentence

  1. The Kansas health department:

    Additional results are pending lab confirmation, there have been no further reports of illness.

  2. Superintendent Alan Cosby:

    The Etowah County Board of Education is aware of criminal charges against an employee, Mrs. Amy Sudberry, this employee has been placed on leave pending the outcome of this matter.

  3. Veterans Affairs building:

    You may be entitled to a refund of the VA funding feeif you had a disability compensation claim pending at the time of loan closing and were later awarded service-connected disability compensation.

  4. Miguel Cardona:

    Many of these borrowers have waited a long time for relief, and Betsy Devos need to work swiftly to render decisions for those whose claims are still pending.

  5. The Department:

    The Town of Rocky Mount fully supports all lawful expressions of freedom of speech and assembly by The Town of Rocky Mount employees but does not condone the unlawful acts that occurred that day, based on the available information, The Philadelphia Police Department has notified federal authorities and the individuals that were present at the event are on administrative leave pending review.

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