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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Middle French pendre (to hang), from Late Latin pendĕre, from Latin pendēre.

VerbEdit

pend (third-person singular simple present pends, present participle pending, simple past and past participle pended)

  1. (obsolete) To hang down. [15th-19th c.]
  2. (obsolete, Scotland) To arch over (something); to vault. [15th-18th c.]
  3. To hang; to depend.

NounEdit

pend (plural pends)

  1. (Scotland) An archway; especially, a vaulted passageway leading through a tenement-style building from the main street, giving access to the rear of the building or an internal courtyard. [from 15th c.]
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Etymology 2Edit

Compare pen (to shut in).

VerbEdit

pend (third-person singular simple present pends, present participle pending, simple past and past participle pended)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To pen; to confine.

Etymology 3Edit

Back-formation from pending.

VerbEdit

pend (third-person singular simple present pends, present participle pending, simple past and past participle pended)

  1. (transitive) To consider pending; to delay or postpone (something). [from 20th c.]
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 817:
      The latest list of detainees would be pended and they would be allowed to return to their homes on a temporary basis.

Etymology 4Edit

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NounEdit

pend (uncountable)

  1. (India) oil cake

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ScotsEdit

NounEdit

pend (plural pends)

  1. An arch, vault.
  2. A passageway between houses.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortening of pendejo

NounEdit

pend m or f (plural pends)

  1. (slang) dumbass; retard; plonker