What does forthcoming mean?

Definitions for forthcoming
ˈfɔrθˈkʌm ɪŋ, ˈfoʊrθ-forth·com·ing

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word forthcoming.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. extroverted, forthcoming, outgoingadjective

    at ease in talking to others

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

    of the relatively near future

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

  3. forthcomingadjective

    available when required or as promised

    "federal funds were not forthcoming"


  1. forthcomingadjective

    Candid; frank; not withholding relevant information; cooperative in providing information.

  2. forthcomingadjective

    Having an agreeable and sociable personality; friendly.

  3. forthcomingadjective

    Available or ready at the time required; as, payment will be forthcoming on receipt of the goods.


  1. forthcomingadjective

    Approaching or about to take place.

    I shall vote in the forthcoming election.

  2. forthcomingadjective

    Available when needed.

    The money was not forthcoming.

  3. forthcomingadjective

    Considerate and affable; willing to cooperate.

    I am really a forthcoming person.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Forthcomingadjective

    Ready to appear; not absconding; not lost.

    Etymology: forth and coming.

    Carry this mad knave to jail: I charge you see that he be forthcoming. William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew.

    We’ll see your trinkets here forthcoming all. William Shakespeare, H. VI.


  1. forthcoming

    Forthcoming generally refers to something that is about to happen or appear soon. It can also refer to a person who is cooperative, open, and straightforward in their behavior or responses.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forthcomingadjective

    ready or about to appear; making appearance

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'forthcoming' in Adjectives Frequency: #733

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forthcoming in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forthcoming in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of forthcoming in a Sentence

  1. Stormy Daniels:

    He dodged me for a very long time and I thought that it took a lot of courage to face me live on his show, and he did apologize to me, and I felt like he was very honest and forthcoming, and I know that must have been very difficult for him.

  2. Eugen Weinberg:

    Risk appetite among financial investors is now likely to remain high thanks to the deal between the U.S. and China and the forthcoming end to the Brexit cliffhanger, this will also benefit the oil price.

  3. Al Sharbi:

    I am Al Sharbi, I will fight United States. Period, al Sharbi was very forthcoming and very determined.

  4. Carly Fiorina:

    I think Edward Snowden has been terribly destructive, he has been less than forthcoming. It was a very slanted portrayal about what the NSA does, and he knows it.

  5. Bill Yeomans:

    Obviously, it raises all kinds of questions. Somebody in the police department knew about this stop, and what it suggests is that whoever was driving the van, whoever was involved in the van trip was not forthcoming.

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  • قادمArabic
  • приближаващ се, отзивчив, предстоящBulgarian
  • entgegenkommend, bevorstehendGerman
  • próximoSpanish
  • lähestyvä, avoin, saatavilla, ulottuvilla, tuleva, avomielinenFinnish
  • prochain, prévenantFrench
  • yg akan datangIndonesian
  • 今度, 来たるJapanese
  • kommende, imøtekommendeNorwegian
  • próximo, disponível, cooperativoPortuguese
  • viitoareRomanian
  • будущий, близкий, предстоящий, приветливый, надвигающийся, ближайший, отзывчивый, приближающийся, грядущийRussian

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    causing disapproval or protest
    • A. cosmopolitan
    • B. obnoxious
    • C. suspicious
    • D. alternate

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