Borrowed from Latin impendere (“to hang over, to weigh out”).
impend (third-person singular simple present impends, present participle impending, simple past and past participle impended)
- (intransitive) To expect to, or be about to, happen or occur, especially of something which takes some time such as a process or procedure rather than just a short event. "To impend" often has the connotation of threat.
- (obsolete) To overhang.
- When a thing really impends over another, e.g. when one stands at a fountain (עַל־עֵין), over which one really leans.
- (obsolete) To pay.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Fabyan to this entry?)