from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Approaching; forthcoming; next: the coming season; a coming report on arms limitation.
  • adj. Showing promise of fame or success.
  • n. Arrival; advent: the coming of spring.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of arriving; an arrival
  • adj. Next.
  • adj. Deserved.
  • adj. Newly in fashion; advancing into maturity or achievement.
  • v. Present participle of come.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Approaching; of the future, especially the near future; the next.
  • adj. Ready to come; complaisant; fond.
  • n. Approach; advent; manifestation.
  • n. Specifically: The Second Advent of Christ, called usually the second coming.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Forward; ready to come; yielding; pliable.
  • n. The act of one who or that which comes, in any sense of the verb. Specifically
  • n. Arrival.
  • n. The act of sprouting.
  • n. plural In malting, barley-shoots after the barley has been kiln-dried.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of drawing spatially closer to something
  • n. the temporal property of becoming nearer in time
  • n. arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)
  • n. the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse
  • adj. of the relatively near future


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come +‎ -ing

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From Middle English present participle of comen



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