Impending definition

Present participle of impend.

The hurricane is impending.

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Approaching; drawing near; about to happen.

I have no time right now because of an impending paper submission deadline.

adjective
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The definition of impending is about to happen.

An example of impending used as an adjective is in the phrase "an impending rainstorm" which means a rainstorm that is going to start at any minute.

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Origin of impending

  • From Latin impendere (“to overhang").

    From Wiktionary