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Meaning of IMPEND

Pronunciation:  im'pend

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  be imminent or about to happen; "Changes are impending"

IMPEND is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 See Also: be



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Im*pend"\, v. t. [L. impend?re; pref. im- in + pend?re
    to weigh out, pay.]
    To pay. [Obs.] --Fabyan.
  2. \Im*pend"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Impended}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Impending}.] [L. impend[=e]re; pref. im- in + pend[=e]re
    to hang. See {Pendant}.]
    To hang over; to be suspended above; to threaten frome near
    at hand; to menace; to be imminent. See {Imminent}.
          Destruction sure o'er all your heads impends. --Pope.
Thesaurus Terms
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