incoming

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adjective

in·​com·​ing ˈin-ˌkə-miŋ How to pronounce incoming (audio)
1
: taking a new place or position especially as part of a succession
the incoming president
2
: just starting or beginning
the incoming year
3
: coming in : arriving
an incoming ship
incoming mail

incoming

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noun

1
: the act of coming in : arrival
2
: income sense 1
usually used in plural

Examples of incoming in a Sentence

Adjective All incoming phone calls are monitored for quality control. 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 website advertising
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
May seems to have been the peak of congestion for incoming boats, when ships had to wait for as long as a week to berth, compared with half a day in normal periods. Glenn Taylor, Sourcing Journal, 5 July 2024 Ed Miliband, the incoming energy secretary, is expected to end a ban on onshore wind in an oral statement within weeks, if not days, of entering government. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 5 July 2024
Noun
Indy Summer Learning Labs The Indy Summer Learning Labs is a five-week free or low-cost summer learning program for incoming first through ninth graders across Marion County. Caroline Beck, The Indianapolis Star, 29 May 2024 Read Next Business Boise’s southwest downtown could change with apartments, retail incoming. Nick Rosenberger, Idaho Statesman, 2 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for incoming 

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of incoming was in the 14th century

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“Incoming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incoming. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

incoming

adjective
in·​com·​ing
ˈin-ˌkəm-iŋ
: coming in: as
a
: taking a place formerly held by another
the incoming president
b
: arriving at a destination
incoming mail
c
: just starting or beginning
the incoming year

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