Definition for IM-PEND'

IM-PEND', v.i. [L. impendeo; in and pendeo, to hang.]

  1. To hang over; to be suspended above; to threaten. A dark cloud impends over the land. Destruction sure o'er all your heads impends. Pope.
  2. To be near; to be approaching and ready to fall on. It expresses our deep sense of God's impending wrath. Smalridge. Nor bear advices of impending foes. Pope.

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