from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An outsider who moves to a community or a place, as used by those who consider themselves to be its original inhabitants.
  • n. One who comes in.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who comes in.
  • n. One who succeeds another, as a tenant of land, houses, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who comes in; a new-comer; an immigrant.
  • n. One who comes in place of another; a successor: used of tenants, occupants, office-holders, etc., and opposed to outgoer.
  • n. One resident in a place, but not a native; one who enters a company, society, or community.
  • n. In shooting, a bird which flies toward the sportsman.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The incomer was a lady -- a stout lady in the dress of the time: though I have made some attempt at indicating the doctor's costume, I will not enterprise that of his wife -- for it was

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  • When the former Central ward was divided he insisted - because of his leaflet delivering prowess - that he be picked for the essentially "incomer" City Centre ward which combines middle to high income professionals, students and some housing association tenants.

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  • •The future of rural ageing - an examination of the issues surrounding growing older in contemporary rural areas such as incomer group pressures, gentrification and changes in land use, all of which have implications for ageing identities, attachment to place and participation in community life


  • Set in a coastal town, it concerns a tragedy dredged to the surface when incomer Carrie arrives with awkward questions about the past.

    This week's new theatre

  • Imagine, I've become the porridge princess- I can bewitch the oats and water into a pottage that makes the young men laugh and old men cease their laughter- me, an incomer, with not a word of Gaelic and a name that's not an island name, aye, right enough, and laundry on the line on Sunday- do you know my secret?


  • The US incomer built a 17% stake in F&C through a Guernsey vehicle called Sherborne Investors and has been agitating for change.

    F&C falls to a very American coup. Now what?

  • But if you look at the tax tables, both the 5% and 7% brackets have shrunk, thus subjecting low incomer to higher taxes too.

    Another Oregon tax increase, doomed to failure? (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • The uncertain, schizophrenic identity of the incomer to the city is explored again in "Evenings at Home", in which an aspiring writer, who has moved to Manhattan, returns to visit her folks in Kentucky.

    The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick

  • The incomer turned and walked away, but then halted, watching again from a distance.

    Country diary: Dalmigavie

  • They stood, eyeballing, as if each was sizing the other up, and the incomer did not even give a reprisal roar.

    Country diary: Dalmigavie


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