What does the word pending mean?

Usage examples for pending

  1. It has already been explained that, so far as Cape Colony and Natal are concerned, there is really no question pending between the two races, and nothing to prevent them from working in perfect harmony and concord. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  2. Still, pending the final disposition of the case, the two Republicans were the sitting members. – The Facts of Reconstruction by John R. Lynch
  3. But as a business proposition both women were interested in the other damage suits pending against the Company for the mine accident. – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White