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impending, present participle; impended, past tense; impends, 3rd person singular present; impended, past participle;
  1. Be about to happen
    • - my impending departure
  2. (of something bad) Loom
    • - danger of collision impends

  1. at hand(p): close in time; about to occur; "retribution is at hand"; "some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand"; "in imminent danger"; "his impending retirement"
  2. (impend) be imminent or about to happen; "Changes are impending"
  3. Approaching; drawing near; about to happen
  4. (impend) to be about to happen or occur, especially of something which takes some time such as a process or procedure rather than just a short event. "To impend" often has the connotation of threat
  5. (impend) (v) to hover or hang threateningly; loom
  6. likely to happen soon