about to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won't last long.
In an initial stage; beginning, starting, coming into existence.
‘After 500 years, incipient towns appeared.’; ‘Employees shall be familiarized with the use of a fire extinguisher in incipient stage fire fighting.’;
Threatening to occur immediately; near at hand; impending; - said especially of misfortune or peril.
Full of danger; threatening; menacing; perilous.
‘Hairbreadth scapes i' the imminent deadly breach.’;
A verb tense of the Hebrew language.
With upon) Bent upon; attentive to.
‘Their eyes ever imminent upon worldly matters.’; ‘Three times to-dayYou have defended me from imminent death.’; ‘No story I unfold of public woes,Nor bear advices of impending foes.’; ‘Fierce faces threatening war.’;
Beginning to be, or to show itself; commencing; initial; as, the incipient stage of a fever; incipient light of day.
close in time; about to occur;
‘retribution is at hand’; ‘some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand’; ‘in imminent danger’; ‘his impending retirement’;
only partly in existence; imperfectly formed;
‘incipient civil disorder’; ‘an incipient tumor’; ‘a vague inchoate idea’;