pend

[pend]

verb (used without object)

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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Related Words for pended

await, hang

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British Dictionary definitions for pended

pend

verb (intr)

to await judgment or settlement
dialect to hang; depend

noun

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 pended

pend

v.

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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