IMPEND', verb intransitive [Latin impendeo; in and pendeo, to hang.]
1. To hang over; to be suspended above; to threaten. A dark cloud impends over the land.
Destruction sure o'er all your heads impends.
2. To be near; to be approaching and ready to fall on.
It expresses our deep sense of God; s impending wrath.
Nor bear advices of impending foes.