Pending definition

pĕndĭng
Not yet decided or settled; awaiting conclusion or confirmation.
adjective
54
14
Impending; imminent.
adjective
35
15
While awaiting; until.
preposition
29
9
While in the process of; during.
preposition
31
12
Being processed but not yet final.

Patent pending.

adjective
7
1
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adjective
3
0
While awaiting; until.

Pending his arrival.

preposition
7
5
adjective
3
1
adjective
3
1
About to happen; impending.
adjective
2
0
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While waiting for something; until.
preposition
1
0
The definition of pending is something that is about to happen or something that cannot occur until a decision is made or some other resolution is achieved.

An example of pending is a promotion you are about to get.

An example of pending is a court case where you are waiting on a decision from the judge.

adjective
1
1
Not decided or determined.

A pending lawsuit.

adjective
1
1
Present participle of pend.
verb
1
1
(now rare) Throughout the course of; during.
preposition
4
5
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Origin of pending

  • French pendant pendant, pending (from Old French pendant1) –ing

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition