oncoming

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

Definition of oncoming

  1. 1 a :  coming nearer in time or space <the oncoming year> <an oncoming car> b :  future <looked forward to his oncoming visit>

  2. 2 :  emergent, rising <the oncoming generation>

Examples of oncoming in a sentence

  1. <we're looking forward to your oncoming visit>

1844

First Known Use of oncoming

1844


ONCOMING Defined for English Language Learners

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

Definition of oncoming for English Language Learners

  • : coming closer to you : coming toward you


ONCOMING Defined for Kids

oncoming

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

Definition of oncoming for Students

  1. :  coming nearer <an oncoming car>



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