Definitions

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

  • adj. Coming nearer; approaching: an oncoming storm.
  • n. An approach; an advance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. approaching; coming closer
  • n. an early stage; an onset
  • n. an approach

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. moving toward one; approaching.
  • n. the beginning or early stages; the onset.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Approaching; nearing.
  • n. Approach.

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

  • n. the beginning or early stages
  • adj. moving toward one

Etymologies

on- +‎ coming (Wiktionary)

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