incoming

1 of 2

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

2 of 2

noun

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

Example Sentences

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
Western officials, including NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, said Wednesday that despite preliminary evidence, Kyiv was not at fault and well within its right to strike down an incoming Russian missile. Caitlin Mcfall, Fox News, 17 Nov. 2022 Queen Elizabeth II met incoming prime minister Liz Truss on Sept. 6. Taner Fakahany, Chicago Tribune, 26 Oct. 2022 Afterward, the incoming prime minister Rishi Sunak will follow — and Charles will ask him to form a new government. Karla Adam, Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2022 Individual operators would need to stand watch with the 30-pound-plus weapon on their shoulders, and self-detect an incoming cruise missile. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 13 Oct. 2022 The goal should be a truly layered defense with the capability to take multiple shots at an incoming missile. The Editors, National Review, 10 Oct. 2022 The attack on the Ukrainian capital was captured by BBC when a reporter had to take cover in the middle of a live broadcast as the sound of an incoming missile and a subsequent explosion could be heard. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2022 Italy’s incoming prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, has backed Mr. Draghi’s stance. Kim Mackrael, WSJ, 30 Sep. 2022 Conducting her most important constitutional role, the Queen appointed the incoming British prime minister, Liz Truss, on Sept. 6 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland — her 15th prime minister in a record-breaking reign. Michelle Tauber, Peoplemag, 13 Sep. 2022
Noun
All of the residential units are reserved for individuals and families who make less than $40,500, or 50% of the average incoming in King County, according to the release. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 20 Feb. 2022 Search Party spoiler incoming, besties (well, not really, but sort of). Wolfgang Ruth, Vulture, 21 Dec. 2021 There is, of course, an incoming spoke in the wheel. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 7 Oct. 2021 Avila faced in 2017, when J.D. Martinez was destroying baseballs, the Tigers were bent on rebuilding and yet Avila’s outgoing calls far outnumbered his incoming. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 26 July 2021 With more supply incoming, vaccinators should be able to ramp up fairly quickly, according to Hartford HealthCare’s director of infection prevention Keith Grant. Emily Brindley, courant.com, 15 Mar. 2021 In a third photo, Lopez gleefully poses in front of the Capitol, showing off her excitement for her performance and the incoming of a new administration for America. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 20 Jan. 2021 The Justice Department moved to dismiss the case but with the presiding judge resisting such a move and a Biden administration incoming, Trump pardoned Flynn last month. Daniel Chaitin, Washington Examiner, 5 Dec. 2020 The pressure on incomings and outgoings could change the way the funds invest. The Economist, 23 May 2020 See More

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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 28 Nov. 2022.

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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