pend


pend

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

noun

  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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