Definitions

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  • verb rare To ascend, rise; grow up; come up.
  • noun rare or dialectal An ascent, climb; a way up.
  • noun dialectal An outward appearance, especially pertaining to the future; a promising aspect or outlook.
  • noun dialectal A comment, saying, expression.
  • noun dialectal The endly or decisive point; result, outcome.
  • noun dialectal One's upbringing, development from childhood to adulthood.

Etymologies

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From Middle English upcomen, from Old English ūpcuman ("to come up, arise"), from Proto-Germanic *ūp (“up”), *kwemanan (“to come”), equivalent to up- +‎ come. Cognate with West Frisian opkomme ("to arise, stand up"), Dutch opkomen ("to come up, ascend, occur"), German aufkommen ("to come up, arise, emerge"), Danish opkomme ("to arise, meet"), Icelandic uppkoma ("an outbreak, appearance, arising").

Examples

  • Jim's Germans to get a handle on the strategic side of the upcome campaign.

    At Rich's Saturday 11/04/09

  • Jim's Germans to get a handle on the strategic side of the upcome campaign.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Jim's Germans to get a handle on the strategic side of the upcome campaign.

    At Rich's Saturday 11/04/09

  • Jim's Germans to get a handle on the strategic side of the upcome campaign.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • As for me, my portrait is, if possible, even more scandalously caricatured, I fail or quail in spirit at the upcome!

    Redgauntlet

  • This led to a word or two between Richard and Mr. Gwynn, the upcome being a wire from Mr. Gwynn to the editor desiring him on all occasions and without alteration or addition to print Richard's dispatches.

    The President A novel

  • ` ` A stout fellow, '' replied Anderson, ` ` if all be good that is upcome.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • As for me, my portrait is, if possible, even more scandalously caricatured, I fail or quail in spirit at the upcome!

    Redgauntlet

  • It's just time to speak upcome out [edited to avoid mixing metaphors!].

    Screenwriting Manifesto

  • It's just time to speak upcome out [edited to avoid mixing metaphors!].

    Screenwriting Manifesto

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