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Meaning of IMPENDING

Pronunciation:  im'pending

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  close in time; about to occur; "retribution is at hand"; "some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand"; "in imminent danger"; "his impending retirement"

IMPENDING is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: at hand(p), close, close at hand(p), imminent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im*pend"ing\, a.
Hanging over; overhanging; suspended so as to menace;
imminet; threatening.

      An impending brow.                       --Hawthorne.

      And nodding Ilion waits th' impending fall. --Pope.

Syn: Imminent; threatening. See {Imminent}.

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