What does Coming mean?

Definitions for Coming
ˈkʌm ɪŋCom·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. approach, approaching, comingnoun

    the act of drawing spatially closer to something

    "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"

  2. advent, comingnoun

    arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)

    "the advent of the computer"

  3. approach, approaching, comingnoun

    the temporal property of becoming nearer in time

    "the approach of winter"

  4. orgasm, climax, sexual climax, comingadjective

    the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse

  5. approaching, coming(a), forthcoming, upcomingadjective

    of the relatively near future

    "the approaching election"; "this coming Thursday"; "the forthcoming holidays"; "the upcoming spring fashions"


  1. comingnoun

    The act of arriving; an arrival

  2. comingadjective


    We expect great things from you this coming year.

  3. comingadjective


    When he was fired, nobody was surprised or upset because they thought he had it coming.

  4. coming

    Newly in fashion; advancing into maturity or achievement.

    Ergonomic wallets are the coming thing.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Comingnoun

    Etymology: from To come.

    Where art thou, Adam! wont with joy to meet
    My coming, seen far off? John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x.

    Sweet the coming on
    Of grateful ev’ning mild. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. iv.

    May’t please you, noble madam, to withdraw
    Into your private chamber; we shall give you
    The full cause of our coming. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    Some people in America counted their years by the coming of certain birds amongst them at their certain seasons, and leaving them at others. John Locke.

  2. Comingparticipial adj.

    Etymology: from come.

    Now will I be your Rosalind in a more coming on disposition; and ask me what you will, I will grant it. William Shakespeare.

    That very lapidary himself, with a coming stomach, and in the cock’s place, would have made the cock’s choice. Roger L'Estrange.

    That he had been so affectionate a husband, was no ill argument to the coming dowager. John Dryden, Virg. Æn. Dedic.

    On morning wings, how active springs the mind,
    How easy every labour it pursues,
    How coming to the poet every muse! Alexander Pope, Imit. of Horace.

    Praise of great acts, he scatters as a seed,
    Which may the like in coming ages breed. Wentworth Dillon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coming

    of Come

  2. Comingadjective

    approaching; of the future, especially the near future; the next; as, the coming week or year; the coming exhibition

  3. Comingadjective

    ready to come; complaisant; fond

  4. Comingnoun

    approach; advent; manifestation; as, the coming of the train

  5. Comingnoun

    specifically: The Second Advent of Christ

Editors Contribution

  1. comingverb

    Verb form of the word come.

    They are coming to the wedding as we invited them.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 15, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Coming' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #700

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Coming' in Written Corpus Frequency: #220

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Coming' in Adjectives Frequency: #998

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Coming in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Coming in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Coming in a Sentence

  1. Shigeru Omi:

    Right now, the government is requesting people to telework and (Bach) is coming back just for that, when the government is making those requests to the people, why is the Olympic leader, President Bach, coming all the way to Tokyo. Anyone with normal, common sense should be able to think that he has already come once and even visited Ginza.

  2. Sarah Steelman:

    Think about that statement, can you imagine the Justice Department coming after states?

  3. President Alexander Lukashenko:

    New Uralkali shareholders are coming to me every month saying: 'accept us'. We are not against it - let's unite, on our conditions, let's resume work and agree how much we will produce.

  4. George Osborne:

    It wouldn't be right for me to try and anticipate those numbers, a lot can happen over the coming years, and these forecasts move around, so that's why I think you want a reasonably comfortable margin in delivering the surplus.

  5. Mark Harrison:

    I was nowhere near ready to be competing in an Olympics a year ago, in 2019, winning worlds was a shock to me. Even going into 2020, I did n’t really know what I was doing. Everything was coming really fast and I had no idea how I got to where I was and had not enough time to get to where I needed to be... It was stressful and scary.

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