oncoming
oncoming oncoming n. the beginning or early stages; the onset.

Syn: onset. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • oncoming — adj. moving toward one; approaching. Syn: approaching. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • oncoming — (adj.) 1844, from ON (Cf. on) + coming, prp. of COME (Cf. come) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • oncoming — [adj] impending advancing, approaching, coming, expected, forthcoming, imminent, looming, nearing, onrushing, upcoming; concepts 548,799 Ant. past, preceding …   New thesaurus

  • oncoming — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ approaching from the front; moving towards one …   English terms dictionary

  • oncoming — [än′kum΄iŋ] adj. 1. coming nearer in position or time; approaching 2. coming forth; emerging n. an approach …   English World dictionary

  • oncoming — adjective Date: 1844 1. a. coming nearer in time or space < the oncoming year > < an oncoming car > b. future < looked forward to his oncoming visit > 2. emergent, rising < the oncoming …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oncoming — /on kum ing, awn /, adj. 1. approaching; nearing: the oncoming train; the oncoming holiday season. 2. emerging: the oncoming generation of leaders. n. 3. approach; onset: the oncoming of winter. [1835 45; ON + COMING, after v. phrase come on] * * …   Universalium

  • oncoming — [[t]ɒ̱nkʌmɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Oncoming means moving towards you. She was thrown from his car after it skidded into the path of an oncoming car. ...the oncoming cold of winter …   English dictionary

  • oncoming — on•com•ing [[t]ˈɒnˌkʌm ɪŋ, ˈɔn [/t]] adj. 1) approaching; nearing: an oncoming train[/ex] 2) emerging: the oncoming generation[/ex] 3) approach; onset: the oncoming of winter[/ex] • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

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