IMPEND', v.i. [L. 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.