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

  • adj. Coming in or about to come in: incoming trains; incoming mail; incoming mortar fire.
  • adj. About to assume an office or position: the incoming governor.
  • n. The act of coming in; arrival.
  • n. Income; revenue. Often used in the plural.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. coming (or about to come) in
  • adj. succeeding to an office
  • n. The act of coming in; arrival
  • interj. a warning that something is coming towards you; especially enemy artillery fire

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Coming in; accruing.
  • adj. Coming in, succeeding, or following, as occupant or possessor.
  • n. The act of coming in; arrival.
  • n. Income; gain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Coming in as an occupant, office-holder, or the like: as, an incoming tenant; the incoming administration.
  • Coming in as the produce of labor, property, or business; accruing.
  • Ensuing: as, the incoming week.
  • n. The act of coming in, entering, or arriving.
  • n. That which comes in; income; gain; source of revenue.

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

  • adj. entering upon a position of office vacated by another
  • adj. arriving at a place or position
  • n. the act of entering


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