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Definition of coming

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an act or instance of arriving



Definition of coming (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : immediately due in sequence or development in the coming year
2 : gaining importance the coming trend

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Examples of coming in a Sentence

Noun the coming of the children meant we could finally get the party started Adjective The company has many plans for the coming year. An official announcement will be made in the coming days.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun By John Turner, the founder of SeedProd, the most popular coming-soon page solution for WordPress used by over 800,000 websites. Yec, Forbes, 12 May 2021 That same year, Nancy appeared in the then-fledgling screenwriter's coming-of-age film Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Brianne Tracy,, 12 May 2021 Certainly none of the trio is poised to be the second coming of the late Paul Volcker, the inflation-fighting Fed chair from the 1980s (and predecessor to Alan Greenspan) who raised rates numerous times during his tenure. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, 28 Apr. 2021 Farrell, though, isn’t the next coming of Shannon Sharpe. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, 4 May 2021 Harris is the second coming of Le’Veon Bell, a big back who runs with vision and has phenomenal hands. Los Angeles Times, 26 Apr. 2021 On Wednesday, Herbstreit didn’t say Fields would be the second coming of Mahomes, 25, who has already been an NFL and Super Bowl MVP for the Chiefs. Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Apr. 2021 The performance — on the mound and after the inning's end — signified what could be a coming of age for Soto, who got the win when the Tigers scored in the bottom of the inning (and also picked up a save on Opening Day). Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 6 Apr. 2021 The handmade coming-of-age books were full of art, notes, photos and words of wisdom from family and friends. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Without care, a coming generation of optical color sensors could easily reproduce the painfully unequal errors for which pulse oximetry is now known across many other areas of medicine. Amy Moran-thomas, Wired, 4 June 2021 Look at all staffing options (including temporary ones), leverage referrals, and lean on hiring technology to quickly fill your team out to prepare for the coming surge. Rhett Power, Forbes, 11 Apr. 2021 The coming term, which begins in October, is already looking far more compelling than the current one. John Fritze, USA TODAY, 28 May 2021 The coming political meltdown over inflation, which will be framed as an unmanageable disaster Biden caused by listening to the left, will be less helpful. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, 25 May 2021 The coming projects are far larger than the existing pilot projects and have generated opposition from some coastal communities and commercial fishermen. Author: Joshua Partlow, Anchorage Daily News, 11 May 2021 Look for a coming debate over whether Biden's $2 trillion plan to update the country's infrastructure does enough to protect it from cyberattacks. Zachary B. Wolf, CNN, 10 May 2021 Tegan and Sara released High School in September 2019; the memoir chronicles their coming-of-age and rise as musicians as Canadian high-schoolers in the late 1990s through their alternating perspectives. Justin Curto, Vulture, 3 May 2021 Given the existing number of self-employed, with a lot more coming, such ambitions aren’t reckoning with changes in the economy and society. Erik Sherman, Forbes, 17 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of coming


13th century, in the meaning defined above


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of coming was in the 13th century

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31 May 2021

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“Coming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of coming

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the time when something begins



English Language Learners Definition of coming (Entry 2 of 2)

: happening soon or next
: becoming more important or popular


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