Definition of coming in English:

coming

Pronunciation /ˈkəmiNG/ /ˈkəmɪŋ/

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adjective

  • 1Due to happen or just beginning.

    ‘work is due to start in the coming year’
    • ‘It was a lovely occasion and it is hoped to hold a similar event in the coming months.’
    • ‘The couple said they will be organising lots of fundraising events over the coming year.’
    • ‘What hints have been dropped in the past two issues about the events of the coming months?’
    • ‘These very extreme rainfall events are going to become more common over the coming decades.’
    • ‘Now a decision has been taken to enter a second team in the league for the coming season.’
    • ‘So yet again this coming bank holiday weekend is going to be a nightmare for a huge number of rail travellers.’
    • ‘Suffice to say that it doesn't for a moment deter me from living and working in London this coming year.’
    • ‘It is hoped the child will be taking his first steps on his own in the coming weeks.’
    • ‘The plan will be opened up to locals at a special launch in the coming weeks on a date to be arranged.’
    • ‘Some leaks have been found and it is hoped to check the complete area in the coming weeks.’
    • ‘Over the coming weeks they will be carrying out a survey on the streets of the County.’
    • ‘The trip proved so popular that the group hopes to plan a few more trips for the coming year.’
    • ‘The new album should be in big demand when it goes on general release in the coming weeks.’
    • ‘He is due to visit Britain in the coming weeks, to ask the group to decide if they want to press for an earlier trial.’
    • ‘Information about the scheme is to be delivered to homes in the coming months.’
    • ‘Whether it is ever opened depends largely on what happens in the coming weeks.’
    • ‘In the coming weeks he will discover whether the balance of power will allow him to dictate his own terms.’
    • ‘The behaviour of consumer spending over the coming months now holds the key to interest rates.’
    • ‘If he is to heed that advice you can be sure he will be watching these two teams more than once or twice over the coming weeks.’
    • ‘Correspondents say the device will redefine how the coming conflict will be reported.’
    forthcoming, imminent, impending, approaching, advancing, nearing, near
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  • 2Likely to be important or successful in the future.

    ‘he was the coming man of French racing’
    • ‘But the coming man of national Democratic politics, says the Observer, is the little-known boss of The Bronx.’
    • ‘The coming man of English rugby talks to Matt about his two conversions: from league to union; and from drinker to thinker.’

noun

in singular
  • An arrival or approach.

    ‘the coming of a new age’
    • ‘Sure that I was grateful for this new day and it's new comings.’
    • ‘Tellingly, it was to humble shepherds that the coming of Christ was first revealed.’
    • ‘The coming of oil rapidly changed this to one of rising employment and population.’
    • ‘The fact that we celebrate the coming of a new year implies that we still believe in the future.’
    • ‘Time was when being offered a tipple for the first time was a rite of passage, a coming of age.’
    • ‘It was the coming of the new Millennium that set him to thinking about writing a book.’
    • ‘With the coming of Neal began that part of my life that you could call my life on the road.’
    • ‘Over one hundred and fifty prophecies exist concerning the coming of a messiah and saviour.’
    • ‘Tell me that a bit of the old Chelsea didn't die with the coming of the money.’
    • ‘It was only with the coming of the fourteenth century that the situation suddenly changed.’
    • ‘Transport too provided for personal travel long before the coming of modern systems.’
    • ‘The coming of a great European war posed several difficulties for the United States.’
    • ‘The coming of the northern Europeans in the seventeenth century soon changed that.’
    • ‘As we where speaking thus, we began to hear the coming of the men into the hall, and knew it was time for us to go down.’
    • ‘Before the coming of TV the kids were found to be hard working and very well behaved.’
    • ‘Some view social action as the coming of the Kingdom of God on earth and lynchpin of their faith.’
    • ‘With the coming of dusk we were back in our cabins having baths and getting changed for dinner.’
    • ‘When heron's leave the marsh and fly above the clouds they announce the coming of a storm.’
    • ‘Like coming eye to eye with the monsters under your bed or the demons in your closet.’
    • ‘By the beginning of September the war spread and was coming closer to our village.’
    approach, advance, advent, arrival, nearing, looming, appearance, emergence, materialization, surfacing
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Phrases

    comings and goings
    • Busy, active movements of many people, especially in and out of a place.

      • ‘all the recent comings and goings at the Capitol’
    not know if one is coming or going
    informal
    • Be confused, especially as a result of being very busy.

      • ‘Well - that's been one heck of a week and I don't know if I'm coming or going!’
      • ‘My body is doing so many odd things I don't know if I'm coming or going.’
      • ‘I have watched my husband take a significant pay cut and seen his schedule sliced and diced till he doesn't know if he's coming or going.’