forthcoming
adjective Etymology: obsolete forthcome to come forth Date: circa 1532 1. being about to appear or to be produced or made available <
the forthcoming holidays
>
<
your forthcoming novel
>
<
funds are forthcoming
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2. a. responsive, outgoing <
a forthcoming and courteous man
>
b. characterized by openness, candidness, and forthrightness <
not forthcoming about his memories of medical school — Mark Kramer
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • forthcoming — forth com ing (f[=o]rth k[u^]m [i^]ng or f[=o]rth k[u^]m [i^]ng), a. 1. Ready or about to appear; making appearance. [1913 Webster] 2. Candid; frank; not withholding relevant information; cooperative in providing information. [PJC] 3. Having an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forthcoming — ► ADJECTIVE 1) about to happen or appear. 2) ready or made available when required: help was not forthcoming. 3) willing to divulge information. DERIVATIVES forthcomingness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • forthcoming — I adjective about to happen, advancing, anticipated, approaching, at hand, awaited, close at hand, coming, coming soon, destined, drawing near, due, ensuing, eventual, expected, fated, following, foreseeable, future, imminent, impending,… …   Law dictionary

  • forthcoming — about to happen, 1530s; earlier was O.E. forðcuman to come forth, come to pass; see FORTH (Cf. forth) + COME (Cf. come). Meaning informative, responsive is from 1835 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • forthcoming — 01. Preparations continue for the [forthcoming] celebrations. 02. Government officials expect that increased security measures will be [forthcoming] as a result of the terrorist attacks. 03. Her husband was very [forthcoming] regarding his affair …   Grammatical examples in English

  • forthcoming — forth|com|ing [ˌfo:θˈkʌmıŋ US ˌfo:rθ ] adj 1.) [only before noun] a forthcoming event, meeting etc is one that has been planned to happen soon ▪ the forthcoming elections ▪ Keep an eye on the noticeboards for forthcoming events . 2.) willing to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • forthcoming — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)θkʌ̱mɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n A forthcoming event is planned to happen soon. ...his opponents in the forthcoming elections. 2) ADJ: v link ADJ If something that you want, need, or expect is forthcoming, it is given to you or it happens.… …   English dictionary

  • forthcoming — forth|com|ing [ fɔrθ kʌmıŋ ] adjective ** 1. ) only before noun happening or coming soon: a candidate in the forthcoming Presidential election the title track from their forthcoming album Forthcoming events include a concert and a trip to the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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