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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pend, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Impended; p. pr. & vb. n. Impending.]  To hang over; to be suspended above; to threaten from near at hand; to menace; to be imminent. See Imminent.
    Destruction sure o'er all your heads impends.   --Pope.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pend·ing, a. Hanging over; overhanging; suspended so as to menace; imminet; threatening.
    An impending brow.   --Hawthorne.
    And nodding Ilion waits th' impending fall.   --Pope.
 Syn: -- Imminent; threatening. See Imminent.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : 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"
            [syn: at hand(p), close at hand(p), imminent]