From Middle English cominge, comynge, comande, from Old English cumende, from Proto-Germanic *kwemandz, present participle of Proto-Germanic *kwemaną (“to come”), equivalent to come + -ing (present participle ending). Cognate with Dutch komend (“coming”), German kommend (“coming”), Swedish kommande (“coming”), Icelandic komandi (“coming”).
coming (plural comings)
coming (not comparable)
- 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.
- your coming days and years
- Newly in fashion; advancing into maturity or achievement.
- Ergonomic wallets are the coming thing.
- (obsolete) Ready to come; complaisant; fond.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Alexander Pope to this entry?)