Pending meaning

pĕn'dĭng
Not yet decided or settled; awaiting conclusion or confirmation.
adjective
34
6
Impending; imminent.
adjective
21
8
While in the process of; during.
preposition
17
8
While awaiting; until.
preposition
16
6
adjective
9
1
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adjective
4
2
While waiting for something; until.
preposition
4
2
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
4
3
While awaiting; until.

Pending his arrival.

preposition
3
2
Throughout the course of; during.
preposition
3
4
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Present participle of pend.
verb
2
1
adjective
2
1
About to happen; impending.
adjective
1
0

Origin of pending

  • French pendant pendant, pending (from Old French pendant1) –ing
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition