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From to +‎ come, or from Middle English tocome, from Old English tōcyme.


tocome (plural not attested)

  1. Alternative form of to-come (future)
    • 1870, J. Payn, The F. B.; being a history of the school and college life of two young men, page 166:
      Legion was perhaps the only one of all the forty who looked forward to wearing his Majesty's uniform with satisfaction, a lad to whom the Tocome seemed always promising, and the Present never unbearable.
    • 2015, LT Wolf, The World King - Book I: The Reckoning[1]:
      This will ensure that we shall not need to depend on a[sic] outside uranium to make electricity in the tocome.


Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Old English tōcyme (arrival, coming).


tocome (plural tocomes)

  1. When something comes; an arrival, onset.
  2. The future

Derived terms[edit]


  • English: to-come
  • Scots: tocome



Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English tocomen (to come, arrive, happen), from Old English tōcuman (to come, arrive), from Proto-Germanic *tō (to), *kwemaną (to come), equivalent to to- +‎ come. Cognate with Dutch toekomen (to forward, deserve, merit, suffice), German zukommen (to come on, benefit, become).


tocome (third-person singular present tocomes, present participle tocomin, past tocam, past participle tocomen or tocomet)

  1. (intransitive) To arrive.
  2. (of a letter, package, etc.) To arrive at, reach a destination; come to a person's attention.
  3. (of an event) To happen; to be about to happen.
  4. (transitive) To encounter
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English to-come, from Old English tōcyme (coming, advent, arrival).


tocome (plural tocomes)

  1. A future period of time.
    in tocumin the future
  2. An approach; onset.
  3. An entrance.