verb (used without object)
to remain undecided or unsettled.
Obsolete. to depend.
Origin of pend
1490–1500; ≪ Latin pendēre to be suspended, hang, depend
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Examples from the Web for pend
Historical Examples of pend
Svip, the son of Pend, had no chance with him whatever, for there was no science at all in him.
One day many of the Pend dOreilles were at the trading store.
Without this service the cases do not "pend" because they are lost.
To this restriction Alexander, the Pend Oreille chief, demurred.
The first discovery was at the mouth of the Pend Oreille River.
British Dictionary definitions for pend
to await judgment or settlement
dialect to hang; depend
Scot an archway or vaulted passage
Word Origin for pend
C15: from Latin pendēre to hang; related to Latin pendere to suspend
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Word Origin and History for pend
c.1500, "to depend, to hang," from French pendre, from Late Latin pendere "to hang" (see pendant). In some cases short for depend.
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