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coming adj
1 of the relatively near future; "the approaching election"; "this coming Thursday"; "the forthcoming holidays"; "the upcoming spring fashions" [syn: approaching, coming(a), forthcoming, upcoming]
2 yet to come; "coming generations"; "a future-day Gibbon of Macaulay" [syn: coming(a), future day]


1 the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese" [syn: approach, approaching]
2 arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous); "the advent of the computer" [syn: advent]
3 the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the approach of winter" [syn: approach, approaching]
4 the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse [syn: orgasm, climax, sexual climax]

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Etymology 1


  1. present participle of come

Etymology 2

From present participle of comen


  1. The act of arriving; an arrival
Derived terms


  1. Next.
    We expect great things from you this coming year.
  2. Deserved.
    When he was fired, nobody was surprised or upset because they thought he had it coming.
  3. Newly in fashion; advancing into maturity or achievement.
    Ergonomic wallets are the coming thing.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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