coming

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

come +‎ -ing

Verb[edit]

coming

  1. Present participle of come.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English present participle of comen

Noun[edit]

coming (plural comings)

  1. The act of arriving; an arrival
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Adjective[edit]

coming (not comparable)

  1. Approaching; of the future, especially the near future; the next.
    We expect great things from you this coming year.
    She will have two or three paintings in the coming exhibition.
    • Byron
      your coming days and years
  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.
  4. (obsolete) Ready to come; complaisant; fond.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Alexander Pope to this entry?)

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