Definition of Impending

1. Adjective. Close in time; about to occur. "His impending retirement"

Exact synonyms: At Hand, Close At Hand, Imminent, Impendent
Similar to: Close
Derivative terms: Imminence, Imminency, Impendency



Definition of Impending

1. a. Hanging over; overhanging; suspended so as to menace; imminet; threatening.

Definition of Impending

1. Adjective. Approaching; drawing near; about to happen ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of impend) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impending

1. impend [v] - See also: impend

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Impending

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impellent
impellents
impeller
impellers
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impellor
impellors
impels
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impend
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impendence
impendency
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impending (current term)
impends
impenetrability
impenetrable
impenetrableness
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impenetralia
impenitence
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impenitency
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impenitently
impenitents
impennate

Literary usage of Impending

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (1912)
"... a staggerer to Cassius; he cannot realize it. The impending doom seems to soften his nature. ..."

2. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (1912)
"... a staggerer to Cassius; he cannot realize it. The impending doom seems to soften his nature. ..."

3. Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield ; with a Review of the by James Gillespie Blaine (1884)
"The general apprehension however was that we should drift into war, and the first message of Mr. Polk aroused the country to the impending danger. ..."

4. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini, John Addington Symonds (1889)
"So ably did he plead my cause that he saved my life from this impending tempest. Ascanio meanwhile escaped to Tagliacozzo, to his home there, ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"Church of England,' and a ' Representation of Threatening Dangers impending over Protestants in Great Britain before the coming of his Highness the Prince ..."

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