Impending



[im-pen-ding] /ɪmˈpɛn dɪŋ/

adjective
1.
about to happen; imminent:
their impending marriage.
2.
imminently threatening or menacing:
an impending storm.
3.
Archaic. .
[im-pend] /ɪmˈpɛnd/
verb (used without object)
1.
to be imminent; be about to happen.
2.
to threaten or menace:
He felt that danger impended.
3.
Archaic. to hang or be suspended; overhang (usually followed by over).
/ɪmˈpɛndɪŋ/
adjective
1.
about to happen; imminent
/ɪmˈpɛnd/
verb (intransitive)
1.
(esp of something threatening) to be about to happen; be imminent
2.
(foll by over) (rare) to be suspended; hang
v.

1590s, from figurative use of Latin impendere “to hang over, to be imminent,” from assimilated form of in- “into, in, on, upon” (see in- (2)) + pendere “hang” (see pendant). Related: Impended; impending.

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