Definition of pending in English:


Line breaks: pend|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛndɪŋ



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  • Until (something) happens: they were released on bail pending an appeal
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    • He was jailed for two months, but was released on bail pending his appeal.
    • He served six weeks before he was granted bail pending an appeal.
    • The editor and the publisher have pleaded not guilty and were released on bail pending a hearing in May.
    awaiting, waiting for, until, till, before, until there is/are


mid 17th century: anglicized spelling of French pendant 'hanging'.

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