Pend Definition

pend
verb
To await judgment or decision.
Webster's New World
To depend.
Webster's New World

(obsolete) To pen; to confine.

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To consider pending; to delay or postpone (something). [from 20th c.]

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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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(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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