Oncome Definition

verb

(intransitive, rare) To arrive; come to; come on.

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noun
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The commencement or initial stages of a business, especially of one which requires great exertion.

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The setting about of an action; development; progress.

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An attack; an attack or onset of a disease, fit, or episode.

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(dialectal) A mysterious disease or ailment.

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Other Word Forms of Oncome

Noun

Singular:
oncome
Plural:
oncomes

Origin of Oncome

  • From Middle English oncomen, from Old English oncuman, ancuman (“to arrive, come upon, happen”), equivalent to on- +‎ come. Cognate with Dutch aankomen (“to arrive”), German ankommen (“to arrive”), Swedish ankomma (“to arrive”).

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  • From Middle English oncome (“an attack”), equivalent to on- +‎ come. Compare Old English ancuman (“to arrive, come upon, happen”). More at ancome, income.

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