verb (used without object)
Origin of impend
Examples from the Web for impend
At last he smiled, whilst I bowed before him, but very vaguely conscious of what might impend.The Strolling Saint|Raphael Sabatini
Overbold, audacious; overhang, impend; overweigh, preponderate.An Outline of English Speech-craft|William Barnes
Impend′ence, Impend′ency, the state of impending: near approach.
They were his rock of refuge in any cataclysm that might impend.Bunker Bean|Harry Leon Wilson
Concealing his agitation, he began the routine of such familiar labors as impend on the eve of battle.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
British Dictionary definitions for impend
Word Origin for impend
Word Origin and History for impend
1590s, from figurative use of Latin impendere "to hang over, to be imminent," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + pendere "hang" (see pendant). Related: Impended; impending.