Pend meaning

pend
To await judgment or decision.
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To pend is to await or depend upon a decision occurring in the future.

When your future is hinging upon the results of a courtroom trial, this is an example of a time when your future will pend on the trial.

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(Scotland) An archway; especially, a vaulted passageway leading through a tenement-style building from the main street, giving access to the rear of the building or an internal courtyard. [from 15th c.]
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To depend.
verb
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To hang; to depend.
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(obsolete) To pen; to confine.
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To consider pending; to delay or postpone (something). [from 20th c.]
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(India) Oil cake.
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Origin of pend

  • From Middle French pendre (“to hang"), and its source, Late Latin pendere, from Latin pendÄ“re.

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  • Compare pen (“to shut in").

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  • Back-formation from pending.

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