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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 ?
The river was confined between high and cragged rocks, one of which impended above the spot where the canoe rested.
But, an affectionate glance at his wife, so happy and busy, made him resolute not to tell her what impended (he had been half moved to do it, so strange it was to him to act in anything without her quiet aid), and the day passed quickly.
Yet I was so certain that the prospect of such a sacrifice afar off, must destroy the happiness of Agnes; and I was so sure, from her manner, of its being unseen by her then, and having cast no shadow on her yet; that I could as soon have injured her, as given her any warning of what impended.