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  • 1 Coming — Com ing, a. 1. Approaching; of the future, especially the near future; the next; as, the coming week or year; the coming exhibition. [1913 Webster] Welcome the coming, speed the parting, guest. Pope. [1913 Webster] Your coming days and years.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 coming — [kum′iŋ] adj. 1. approaching; immediately next [this coming Tuesday] 2. showing promise of being successful, popular, or important [a coming young actor, the coming thing] n. arrival; approach; advent ☆ have (something) coming to one to deserve… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Coming — Com ing, n. 1. Approach; advent; manifestation; as, the coming of the train. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: The Second Advent of Christ, called usually the {second coming}. [1913 Webster] {Coming in}. (a) Entrance; entrance way; manner of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 coming — [adj] approaching, promising about to happen, advancing, almost on one, anticipated, aspiring, at hand, certain, close, converging, deserving, docking, drawing near, due, en route, eventual, expected, fated, foreseen, forthcoming, future, gaining …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 coming — index appearance (emergence), close (near), forthcoming, future, immediate (imminent), imminent …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 coming — late 13c. (n.); mid 15c. (pp. adj.); see COME (Cf. come) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 coming — com|ing1 [ kʌmıŋ ] adjective only before noun ** happening soon or next: Unemployment is likely to rise in the coming year. the coming elections coming com|ing 2 [ kʌmıŋ ] noun singular * the coming of the time when someone or something arrives… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 coming — I UK [ˈkʌmɪŋ] / US adjective [only before noun] ** happening soon or next Unemployment is likely to rise in the coming year. the coming elections II UK [ˈkʌmɪŋ] / US noun [singular] Word forms coming : singular coming plural comings * the coming… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 coming — Synonyms and related words: about to be, access, accession, accomplishment, achievement, advance, advancing, advent, afflux, affluxion, already in sight, apparition, appearance, appearing, approach, approach of time, approaching, appropinquation …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10 coming — com|ing1 [ˈkʌmıŋ] n 1.) the coming of sth/sb the time when something new begins, especially something that will cause a lot of changes ▪ With the coming of railways, new markets opened up. 2.) comings and goings informal the movements of people… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 coming — 1 noun 1 the coming of sth/sb the time when something new begins, especially something that will cause a lot of changes: With the coming of railways, new markets opened up. 2 comings and goings informal the movements of people as they arrive at… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 coming — [ˈkʌmɪŋ] adj I happening soon, or happening next the coming elections[/ex] II noun coming [ˈkʌmɪŋ] the coming of the time when someone or something arrives or happens[/ex] the coming of spring[/ex] comings and goings activity that consists of… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 13 Coming — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 coming — /kum ing/, n. 1. approach; arrival; advent: His coming here was a mistake. adj. 2. following or impending; next; approaching: the coming year. 3. promising future fame or success: a coming actor. [1250 1300; ME; see COME, ING1 ING2] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 15 coming — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Approaching] Syn. advancing, drawing near, impending, next, forthcoming, upcoming, near, nearing, in the offing, arriving, oncoming, incoming, progressing, gaining on, closing, in, pursuing, running after, getting near,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 coming — [[t]kʌ̱mɪŋ[/t]] ♦ ADJ: ADJ n A coming event or time is an event or time that will happen soon. → See also come This obviously depends on the weather in the coming months... They talk of the coming battle …

    English dictionary

  • 17 coming — adj. & n. attrib.adj. 1 approaching, next (in the coming week; this coming Sunday). 2 of potential importance (a coming man). n. arrival; approach …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 coming — I. noun Date: 13th century an act or instance of arriving II. adjective Date: 15th century 1. immediately due in sequence or development < in the coming year > 2. gaining importance < the coming trend > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 coming — 1. noun The act of arriving; an arrival 2. adjective a) Next. We expect great things from you this coming year. b) Deserved. When he was fired, nobody was surprised or upset because they thought he had it coming …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 coming — n. the Second Coming * * * [ kʌmɪŋ] the Second Coming …

    Combinatory dictionary