What does pending mean?

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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.

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. Springfield Police:

    Formal charges for this case are pending.

  2. Mia Maguire:

    Admittedly, I bought these because I thought the style was cool, but when I realized they were also a practical purchase, my pending buyer’s remorse disappeared, merrell’s Bravada Cord Wrap Sandals are great pool or beach day sandals that can withstand plenty of splashing. Because of my foot sweating problem, slip-ons and slides are not really options for me, and these securely-fastened sandals keep me stable while the moisture-absorbing footbed keeps me comfortable all day long when hiking in the heat.

  3. Steve Vladeck:

    The Supreme Court's procedural order not only wipes away two lower court rulings, but it also orders dismissal of the entire dispute -- leaving for some other time resolution of the many questions Trump's conduct raised about The Emoluments Clause, ordinarily, The Supreme Court pursues such a step only when the prevailing party moots a case while the appeal is pending -- as opposed to here, where the disputes became moot because Trump's term ended.

  4. Eric Johnson:

    Since the case is pending, Mr. Ausbun maintains his complete innocence of any and all allegations or charges made by the alleged victim.

  5. Marie VanNostrand:

    The number of people being arrested now who have pending cases -- which is what the mayor is referencing -- has in fact increased. Now, the causes of that aren't necessarily clear, the mayor made some reference to bail reform... We also know that cases are going on longer because of the pandemic court closures and those types of things. So there's certainly potentially competing causal factors.

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    be contingent upon (something that is elided)
    • A. restore
    • B. signify
    • C. interrogate
    • D. depend

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