impend


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to impend: impede

im·pend

 (ĭm-pĕnd′)
intr.v. im·pend·ed, im·pend·ing, im·pends
1. To be about to occur: Her retirement is impending.
2. To threaten to happen; menace: discouraged by the trouble that impended.
3. Archaic To jut out; hang suspended.

[Latin impendēre : in-, over; see in-2 + pendēre, to hang; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]

impend

(ɪmˈpɛnd)
vb (intr)
1. (esp of something threatening) to be about to happen; be imminent
2. (foll by over) rare to be suspended; hang
[C16: from Latin impendēre to overhang, from pendēre to hang]
imˈpendence, imˈpendency n

im•pend

(ɪmˈpɛnd)

v.i.
1. to be imminent; be about to happen.
2. to threaten; menace: He felt that danger impended.
3. Archaic. to hang suspended.
[1580–90; < Latin impendēre to hang over, threaten]

impend


Past participle: impended
Gerund: impending

Imperative
impend
impend
Present
I impend
you impend
he/she/it impends
we impend
you impend
they impend
Preterite
I impended
you impended
he/she/it impended
we impended
you impended
they impended
Present Continuous
I am impending
you are impending
he/she/it is impending
we are impending
you are impending
they are impending
Present Perfect
I have impended
you have impended
he/she/it has impended
we have impended
you have impended
they have impended
Past Continuous
I was impending
you were impending
he/she/it was impending
we were impending
you were impending
they were impending
Past Perfect
I had impended
you had impended
he/she/it had impended
we had impended
you had impended
they had impended
Future
I will impend
you will impend
he/she/it will impend
we will impend
you will impend
they will impend
Future Perfect
I will have impended
you will have impended
he/she/it will have impended
we will have impended
you will have impended
they will have impended
Future Continuous
I will be impending
you will be impending
he/she/it will be impending
we will be impending
you will be impending
they will be impending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been impending
you have been impending
he/she/it has been impending
we have been impending
you have been impending
they have been impending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been impending
you will have been impending
he/she/it will have been impending
we will have been impending
you will have been impending
they will have been impending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been impending
you had been impending
he/she/it had been impending
we had been impending
you had been impending
they had been impending
Conditional
I would impend
you would impend
he/she/it would impend
we would impend
you would impend
they would impend
Past Conditional
I would have impended
you would have impended
he/she/it would have impended
we would have impended
you would have impended
they would have impended
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.impend - be imminent or about to happen; "Changes are impending"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"

impend

verb
Translations

impend

[ɪmˈpend] VIamenazar, ser inminente, cernerse

impend

vibevorstehen; (= threaten)drohen
References in classic literature ?
Clouds impend over their summits, and the thoughts pierce the vast abyss.
And you know--and I know--that you have not sent her away for the reasons you have assigned, but for the purpose of separating her as much as possible from--excuse my mentioning it as a matter of business--any reproach and exposure that impend over yourself.
Honeythunder began to impend, must have been highly gratifying to the feelings of that distinguished man.