upcoming
adjective Date: 1943 forthcoming, approaching

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  • upcoming — UK US /ˈʌpˌkʌmɪŋ/ adjective [before noun] ► happening soon: »Check the website for a calendar of upcoming events. »The company s upcoming flotation on the stock market illustrates the good health of the technology sector …   Financial and business terms

  • upcoming — as an alternative to forthcoming, is recorded in AmE from the 1950s and is beginning to appear in British usage: • He told last week of the spectator who telephoned Selhurst Park to enquire about Wimbledon s upcoming game Spectator, 1996 …   Modern English usage

  • upcoming — index forthcoming, future, immediate (imminent), imminent, instant, pending (imminent), prospective …   Law dictionary

  • upcoming — c.1300, action of coming up, from UP (Cf. up) + coming (see COME (Cf. come)). Adj. sense of forthcoming first attested 1954 …   Etymology dictionary

  • upcoming — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ forthcoming …   English terms dictionary

  • upcoming — [up′kum΄iŋ, up kum′iŋ] adj. coming soon; forthcoming …   English World dictionary

  • upcoming — up|com|ing [ ʌp,kʌmıŋ ] adjective an upcoming event will happen soon: the upcoming elections a. an upcoming book, record, or movie will soon be available to buy or see …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • upcoming — [[t]ʌ̱pkʌmɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Upcoming events will happen in the near future. ...the upcoming Asian Games in Peking... We ll face a tough fight in the upcoming election …   English dictionary

  • upcoming — UK [ˈʌpˌkʌmɪŋ] / US adjective mainly American a) an upcoming event will happen soon the upcoming elections b) an upcoming book, record, or film will soon be available to buy or see …   English dictionary

  • upcoming — /up kum ing/, adj. coming up; about to take place, appear, or be presented: the upcoming spring fashions. [1300 50; ME; see UP , COMING] Syn. impending, prospective, imminent, looming. * * * …   Universalium

  • upcoming — adjective Happening or appearing in the relatively near future. We are ready for whatever is upcoming. See Also: come up, oncoming, forthcoming …   Wiktionary

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