(noun, adjective, verb)


1. of the relatively near future

- this coming Thursday

- the forthcoming holidays

- the upcoming spring fashions

Similar word(s): future, approaching, forthcoming, upcoming

Sentences with coming as an adjective:

- We expect great things from you this coming year.

- She will have two or three paintings in the coming exhibition.

- When he was fired, nobody was surprised or upset because they thought he had it coming.

- Ergonomic wallets are the coming thing.


1. the act of drawing spatially closer to something

Similar word(s): approach, approaching

Definition categories: act, motion, move, movement

2. arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)

Similar word(s): advent

Definition categories: act, arrival, reaching

3. the temporal property of becoming nearer in time

Similar word(s): approach, approaching

Definition categories: attribute, timing

4. the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse

Similar word(s): climax, orgasm

Definition categories: act, consummation


1. present participle of come