impending

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin impendō (to overhang).

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Adjective[edit]

impending (not comparable)

  1. Approaching; drawing near; about to happen or expected to happen.
    I have no time right now because of an impending paper submission deadline.

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Verb[edit]

impending

  1. present participle of impend
    The hurricane is impending.

Noun[edit]

impending (plural impendings)

  1. Something that impends or threatens; an expected event.
    • 1934, Arabella Kenealy, The Human Gyroscope
      Speed of locomotion and staying power in horse and others; the sense of smell in dog and in most other creatures (a far subtler and more analytical faculty than is man's mere perception of odour). Even an uncanny supra-natural sense of natural impendings, catastrophe, earthquake and flood, lacking in man, is found in simpler creatures.
    • 1994, Steve Garvey, quoted in 2000, Nicholas Barnes, ‎Ainin H. Garvey, The Lost Writings of Steve Garvey (page 23)
      Although I do think about death quite regularly, my intense fear of lesser impendings has taught me that the only way I will survive it is to remain objective []