incoming

noun
in·com·ing | \ ˈin-ˌkə-miŋ \

Definition of incoming 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the act of coming in : arrival

2 : income sense 2 usually used in plural

incoming

adjective

Definition of incoming (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : coming in : arriving an incoming ship incoming mail

2 : taking a new place or position especially as part of a succession the incoming president

3 : just starting or beginning the incoming year

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Examples of incoming in a Sentence

Noun

the endless succession of incomings had us wondering how we would ever find room for everyone the company's incomings from its brick-and-mortar stores, online sales, and Web site advertising

Adjective

All incoming phone calls are monitored for quality control.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Abidal's role at the club will involve playing a key role in all transfer business, both incomings and outgoings in what is expected to be a busy summer transfer window for the Catalan giants. SI.com, "Barcelona Announces Appointment of Ex-Player Eric Abidal​ as Sporting Director," 7 June 2018 Manchester United, meanwhile, have been keeping themselves busy with incomings this summer. SI.com, "French Journalist Explains Man Utd Fekir Offer as Report Claims Red Devils Submit Bid for Forward," 30 June 2018 Roma may need to balance the books this summer due to potential incomings and should be able to rake in some of that by selling Nainggolan. SI.com, "Inter Set to Make Bid for Roma's Radja Nainggolan as Premier League Trio Also Eye Potential Deal," 28 May 2018 Bilbao have already set about building for next season by securing the signings of Ander Capa and Cristian Ganea, with Dani Garcia and Mikel Merino also potential incomings, and Herrera could be the leader to take them forward. SI.com, "Future of Man Utd's Spanish Duo in Doubt With Athletic Bilbao Keen to Bring Back Ander Herrera," 22 Mar. 2018 The 63-year-old spoke to the press (via Liverpool Echo) ahead of Saturday's home game against West Brom and was quizzed on whether more incomings could be expected at Goodison Park. SI.com, "No More Everton Incomings as Sam Allardyce Admits Blues' January Business Is Done," 19 Jan. 2018 Four incoming and four outgoing Southwest flights on Monday were late or expected to be delayed, but the majority of the carrier's Sacramento flights were reported to be on time. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "Southwest cancels some flights for engine inspections after fatal explosion | The Sacramento Bee," 23 Apr. 2018 His departure from the London Stadium will leave many West Ham fans itching to hear news of potential incomings, with fellow striker Diafro Sakho having completed a move to Ligue 1 side Rennes a couple of days ago. SI.com, "Report: Swansea Agrees to £20M Deal for Andre Ayew With West Ham," 31 Jan. 2018 The possible incoming of Mkhitaryan could be a success, but losing a player like Sanchez to United is simply unacceptable. SI.com, "Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger Claims Sanchez Exit Will Hurt Less Than Van Persie's Departure to Man Utd," 20 Jan. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Newcastle United have reportedly told defender Chancel Mbemba not to return to preseason training with the club, as Rafael Benitez is keen to sell the player in a bid to raise funds for incoming transfer deals. SI.com, "Newcastle United Reportedly Tell Defender Not to Turn Up to Pre-Season Training," 12 July 2018 The Sun Devils still have eight incoming pitchers: Darius Vines, Blake Burzell, Dabovich, Tolman, Sasha Sneider, Dominic Cacchione, Luke LaFlam and Will Levine. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "ASU baseball adds two pitchers to 2019 recruiting class," 11 July 2018 In 2016, the incoming administration of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin repealed the modification. Anne Saker, Cincinnati.com, "Judge blocks Christ Hospital's efforts to expand in Northern Kentucky," 23 June 2018 Mueller is investigating whether the Seychelles meeting with Erik Prince was an effort to set up a backchannel between the incoming Trump administration and the Russian government. NBC News, "Jared Kushner close friend Rick Gerson now under scrutiny from Mueller," 1 June 2018 The ambassadors in attendance had radically different perspectives on the incoming Administration. Adam Entous, The New Yorker, "Donald Trump’s New World Order," 11 June 2018 At that time most of the incoming freshmen at Penn were from the Middle Atlantic and New England states. WSJ, "About Harvard’s Asian-American Applicants," 1 July 2018 Experts are divided on whether the interceptors, which Washington plans to deploy in larger numbers soon, can be counted on to destroy incoming warheads. Kim Tong-hyung, chicagotribune.com, "Kim Jong Un could give up ICBMs but keep some nuclear forces," 11 June 2018 Experts are divided on whether the interceptors, which Washington plans to deploy in larger numbers soon, can be counted on to destroy incoming warheads. Washington Post, "Kim Jong Un could give up ICBMs but keep some nuclear forces," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of incoming

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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incoming

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of incoming

: arriving at or coming to a place

: taking a place or position that is being left by another person or group

incoming

adjective
in·com·ing | \ ˈin-ˌkə-miŋ \

Kids Definition of incoming

: arriving at a destination She's waiting for an incoming train.

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