Definitions

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

  • adjective About to appear or take place; approaching.
  • adjective Available when required or as promised.
  • adjective Affable and outgoing.
  • adjective Candid and willing to cooperate.
  • noun The act or an instance of coming forth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • About to come forth or out; about to appear; in such a position or condition, as a person or a thing, that his or its presence when needed can be counted on.
  • noun A coming forth.
  • noun In Scots law, the action by which an arrestment is made effectual. In this action the arrestee and common debtor are called before the judge to hear judgment given; the debt is ordered to be paid, or the effects are ordered to be delivered up to the arresting creditor, or the matter is otherwise disposed of.

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

  • adjective Ready or about to appear; making appearance.
  • adjective Candid; frank; not withholding relevant information; cooperative in providing information.
  • adjective Having an agreeable and sociable personality; friendly.
  • adjective Available or ready at the time required.

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

  • adjective not comparable Approaching or about to take place.
  • adjective Available when needed.
  • adjective Considerate and affable; willing to cooperate.

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

  • adjective available when required or as promised
  • adjective of the relatively near future
  • adjective at ease in talking to others

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

forth- +‎ coming

Examples

  • The winning recipes each week will appear in forthcoming Food52 cookbooks.

    Fall Vegetable Recipes: 4 New Eggplant Ideas From Food52.com

  • Paul and Rachel Chandler have now been held by Somali pirates since October, and there seems to be no aid forthcoming from the British government – is this really the reaction we should be getting from a political party supposedly courting votes for a forthcoming election?

    Is It Time For Gordon Brown To Grow A Pair? « The Graveyard

  • Speaking out and demanding answers that are not forthcoming from the democrats who dont even read this bill is somehow extreme?

    Obama political arm goes on offense

  • Charity auction for characters names in forthcoming sf novels by great writers

    Boing Boing

  • Such positive feedback was not forthcoming from the model for Duke, the self-obsessed, utterly unscrupulous epitome of evil who has sent a chill down readers 'spines for all these years.

    Garry Trudeau: 'Doonesbury quickly became a cause of trouble'

  • July 2nd, 2009 1: 03 pm ET sanford has lost all credibility. he needs to resign and return to the private sector. he has not been forthcoming from the first, lying to his wife and family, to the state of S. C, to his voters. he might have also lied to maria, his mistress in argentina. jenny is delusional by holding onto mark sanford who truly loves another woman.

    Sanford book deal falls through

  • And his government will, at some point, be seized of the report that will be forthcoming from the Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • And his government will, at some point, be seized of the report that will be forthcoming from the Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism.

    Open letter to Professor Gil Troy

  • While many of the writers noted above are relatively new, a couple possibly even more fresher than I've enjoyed and who I look forward to reading more from are Dana Copthorn (The Steam Magnate) and for a bit more traditional (but not really) Lane Robins (Maledicte, and Kings and Assassin forthcoming) who I think went WAY under the radar last year.

    MIND MELD: The Best Women Writers in SF/F

  • "We intend to address these and other special circumstances in forthcoming regulations."

    Federal Agency Flexible On McDonald's Plan

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  • adjective: available when required or as promised

    The President announced that the senators were about to reach a compromise, and that he was eager to read the forthcoming details of the bill.

    adjective: at ease in talking to others

    As a husband, Larry was not forthcoming: if Jill didn't demand to know details, Larry would never share them with her.

    October 19, 2016