- The definition of coming is arriving or happening next, or having a lot of potential.
- An example of coming used as an adjective is in the phrase "this coming Saturday," which means the next Saturday.
- An example of coming used as an adjective is in the phrase "a coming model," which means a model who seems as though she will succeed in the business.
- Coming means an arrival.
An example of a coming is when Christ comes back to earth; the second coming.
A woman coming towards the camera.
coming definition by Webster's New World
- approaching; immediately next: this coming Tuesday
- showing promise of being successful, popular, or important: a coming young actor, the coming thing
coming definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Approaching; forthcoming; next: the coming season; a coming report on arms limitation.
- Showing promise of fame or success.
coming - Phrases/Idioms
have (something) coming to oneâ
Variant of come
- to move from a place thought of as “there” to or into a place thought of as “here”:
- in the second person, with relation to the speaker: come to me, will you come to the dance tonight?
- in the first person, with relation to the person addressed: I will come to see you
- in the third person, with relation to the person or thing approached: he came into the room
- to approach or reach by or as by moving toward
- to arrive or appear: help will come
- to extend; reach: the bus line comes near the hotel
- to happen; take place: success came to him early in life
- to take form in the mind, as through recollection: her name finally came to him
- to occur in a certain place or order: after 9 comes 10
- to become actual; evolve; develop: peace will come in time
- to proceed; progress; get (along): how's your new book coming (along)?
- to be derived: milk comes from cows
- to be descended: he comes from an old family
- to be a native, resident, or former resident: with from
- to be caused; result: illness may come from a poor diet
- ☆ to be due or owed (to): used in the participle: to get what is coming to one
- to pass by or as by inheritance: the house came to him on the death of his father
- to enter into a certain state or condition: this word has come into use
- to get to be; become: my shoe came loose
- to be obtainable or available: this dress comes in four sizes
- to amount; add up (to)
- Informal to have a sexual orgasm
- when (a specified time or event) occurs [come evening, he will return]: used with the subject after the verb
Origin: Middle English comen ; from Old English cuman, akin to Gothic qiman, German kommen ; from Indo-European base an unverified form gwem-, an unverified form gwā-, to go, come from source Classical Latin venire, to come, Classical Greek bainein, to go