forth·​com·​ing | \ fȯrth-ˈkə-miŋ How to pronounce forthcoming (audio) , ˈfȯrth- \

Definition of forthcoming

1 : being about to appear or to be produced or made available the forthcoming holidays your forthcoming novel funds are forthcoming
2a : responsive, outgoing a forthcoming and courteous man
b : characterized by openness, candidness, and forthrightness (see forthright entry 1 sense 1) not forthcoming about his memories of medical school— Mark Kramer

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Examples of forthcoming in a Sentence

He was more forthcoming about his past than they expected. She has been less than forthcoming about her involvement in the scandal.
Recent Examples on the Web Those include its water quality certification, dredging permit and a determination that the project is in line with state land use laws – none of which appear to be forthcoming. oregonlive, "Federal regulators uphold approval of Jordan Cove LNG project in Coos Bay, teeing up potential state lawsuit," 22 May 2020 Tewoo ranked 132 in 2018’s Fortune Global 500 list, and ran into a liquidity crunch last spring, and ultimately had to default when no further official support was forthcoming. Molly Dai,, "China 2019 Offshore-Bond Defaulters Span an Airport, Solar Tech," 13 May 2020 PCWorld received an early 128GB unit, and a review is forthcoming. Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "The Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebook Duet is avant-garde, yet affordable," 11 May 2020 The director of the forthcoming documentary on Justice Clarence Thomas discusses the jurist’s life and record. Nr Interview, National Review, "Clarence Thomas in His Own Words: An Interview with Michael Pack," 30 Jan. 2020 But what’s made the news so far about this forthcoming documentary? Los Angeles Times, "Review: Sundance 2020: ‘Hillary’ film takes on scandal allegations, bias and, yes, Bernie too," 25 Jan. 2020 Taylor opened up about Andrea’s diagnosis in a new interview with Variety about her forthcoming Netflix documentary, Taylor Swift: Miss Americana. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Taylor Swift's Mom Andrea Swift Has Been Diagnosed With a Brain Tumor," 21 Jan. 2020 Among the movies to be screened: Taylor Swift: Miss Americana, the pop star’s forthcoming Netflix documentary. Wired, "Watchmen Is Finally Being Called a Hit," 5 Dec. 2019 Anchorage’s guidelines for theaters was forthcoming as of Saturday afternoon. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, "Here’s what Alaska’s second phase of reopening will look like at different businesses," 10 May 2020

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First Known Use of forthcoming

circa 1532, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for forthcoming

obsolete forthcome to come forth

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The first known use of forthcoming was circa 1532

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28 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Forthcoming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of forthcoming

: appearing, happening, or arriving soon
: readily available
: honest and open


forth·​com·​ing | \ fȯrth-ˈkə-miŋ How to pronounce forthcoming (audio) \

Kids Definition of forthcoming

1 : being about to appear the forthcoming holiday
2 : ready or available when needed Supplies will be forthcoming.

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