verb (used without object)

  1. to remain undecided or unsettled.
  2. to hang.
  3. Obsolete. to depend.

verb (intr)

  1. to await judgment or settlement
  2. dialect to hang; depend


  1. Scot an archway or vaulted passage

v.c.1500, “to depend, to hang,” from French pendre, from Late Latin pendere “to hang” (see pendant). In some cases short for depend.

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