oncoming

adjective on·com·ing \ ˈȯn-ˌkə-miŋ , ˈän- \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of oncoming

1 a :coming nearer in time or space
  • the oncoming year
  • an oncoming car
b :future
  • looked forward to his oncoming visit
2 :emergent, rising
  • the oncoming generation

Examples of oncoming in a Sentence

  1. we're looking forward to your oncoming visit

Recent Examples of oncoming from the Web

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First Known Use of oncoming

1844


ONCOMING Defined for English Language Learners

oncoming

adjective

Definition of oncoming for English Language Learners

  • : coming closer to you : coming toward you


ONCOMING Defined for Kids

oncoming

adjective on·com·ing \ ˈȯn-ˌkə-miŋ , ˈän- \

Definition of oncoming for Students

:coming nearer
  • an oncoming car


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