- to remain undecided or unsettled.
- to hang.
- 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
Svip, the son of Pend, had no chance with him whatever, for there was no science at all in him.Ned, the son of Webb
William O. Stoddard
One day many of the Pend dOreilles were at the trading store.Then and Now
Without this service the cases do not "pend" because they are lost.
To this restriction Alexander, the Pend Oreille chief, demurred.The Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Volume II (of 2)
The first discovery was at the mouth of the Pend Oreille River.The Columbia River
William Denison Lyman
- to await judgment or settlement
- dialect to hang; depend
- Scot an archway or vaulted passage
C15: from Latin pendēre to hang; related to Latin pendere to suspend
Word Origin and History for pend
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