up·​com·​ing | \ ˈəp-ˌkə-miŋ How to pronounce upcoming (audio) \

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Upcoming events are posted on our Web site.

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Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Washington Post, "10 Things to Know for Today," 14 June 2019 Store leaders have planned two upcoming job fairs to jumpstart the hiring of nearly 100 team members, the company said in a release. Emily Brindley, courant.com, "Target store at Bishops Corner in West Hartford will open this summer," 14 June 2019 Library to host programs Hammond Public Library has several upcoming programs scheduled at the library, 564 State St. A movie for teens will be featured at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Post-tribune Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Community news," 14 June 2019 The upcoming meetings will include a rundown of the most up-to-date rainfall data for the area as compiled by the llinois State Water Survey. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "Increased, more frequent rain in Lake County topic of upcoming public stormwater commission meetings," 14 June 2019 The actor stars in the upcoming film Doctor Sleep, which dropped its first trailer on Thursday and is based on author Stephen King‘s sequel to The Shining. Helen Murphy, PEOPLE.com, "Ewan McGregor Is Haunted in Trailer for Stephen King's The Shining Sequel, Doctor Sleep," 13 June 2019 BBC EU Power Play Want a primer on how Franco-German tensions will affect the upcoming selection of the EU’s new leaders? David Meyer, Fortune, "Mark Zuckerberg's Privacy Practices: CEO Daily," 13 June 2019 Purcell Marian boys basketball team heads to Columbus for state tournament James Weber, jweber@enquirer.com COLUMBUS - The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced new region assignments for the upcoming 2019 football season Thursday. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "How OHSAA divisional, football regional assignments affect Greater Cincinnati sports," 13 June 2019 Oakland’s cast of characters should make the upcoming season appointment television. cleveland.com, "This should be juicy: Raiders, Antonio Brown chosen for HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of upcoming

1943, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of upcoming

: happening or appearing soon


up·​com·​ing | \ ˈəp-ˌkə-miŋ How to pronounce upcoming (audio) \

Kids Definition of upcoming

: coming soon the upcoming holiday

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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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