Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Approaching; forthcoming; next.
  • adjective Showing promise of fame or success.
  • noun Arrival; advent.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Approach; advent; manifestation.
  • noun Specifically: The Second Advent of Christ, called usually the second coming.
  • noun Income or revenue.
  • adjective Approaching; of the future, especially the near future; the next.
  • adjective obsolete Ready to come; complaisant; fond.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of arriving; an arrival
  • adjective Next.
  • adjective Deserved.
  • adjective Newly in fashion; advancing into maturity or achievement.
  • verb Present participle of come.

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

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

Etymologies

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From Middle English present participle of comen

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come +‎ -ing

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