adjective Date: 1590 being near at hand ; approaching

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  • Impendent — Im*pend ent, a. [L. impendens, p. pr. of impend[=e]re.] Impending; threatening. [1913 Webster] Impendent horrors, threatening hideous fall. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Impendent — Impendent, lat. dtsch., bevorstehend, schwebend, drohend …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • impendent — index immediate (imminent), imminent, proximate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • impendent — 1590s, from L. impendens impending, prp. of impendere (see IMPEND (Cf. impend)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • impendent — [im pen′dənt] adj. [L impendens, prp. of impendere] impending; about to happen impendence n. impendency …   English World dictionary

  • impendent — impendence, impendency, n. /im pen deuhnt/, adj. impending. [1585 95; < L impendent s. of impendens prp. of impendere to hang over, threaten. See IMPEND, ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • impendent — adj. impending; imminent, set to occur at any moment; approaching, looming, threatening …   English contemporary dictionary

  • impendent — a. Impending, threatening, imminent, near at hand …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • impendent — im·pend·ent …   English syllables

  • impendent — im•pend•ent [[t]ɪmˈpɛn dənt[/t]] adj. near at hand; impending • Etymology: 1585–95; < L im•pend′ence, im•pend′en•cy, n …   From formal English to slang

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