Words nearby coming
Definition for coming (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), came, come, com·ing.
verb (used with object), came, come, com·ing.
- to come to pass; happen.
- Nautical. to tack.
- Also come upon. to find or encounter, especially by chance: I came across this picture when I was cleaning out the attic. We suddenly came upon a deer while walking in the woods.
- Informal. to make good one's promise, as to pay a debt, do what is expected, etc.: to come across with the rent.
- to be understandable or convincing: The moral of this story doesn't come across.
- Informal. to make a particular impression; comport oneself: She comes across as a very cold person.
- to accompany someone, attend as part of a group: He didn't come along on the last trip.
- to proceed, develop, or advance sufficiently or successfully: The new project was coming along quite smoothly.
- to appear; emerge as a factor or possibility: Even if another job comes along this summer, I won't take it.
- to recover consciousness; revive.
- to change one's opinion, decision, etc., especially to agree with another's.
- to visit: Come around more often.
- to cease being angry, hurt, etc.
- to arrive at; attain.
- to rush at; attack: The watchdog came at the intruder.
- to return, especially to one's memory: It all comes back to me now.
- to return to a former position or state.
- to talk back; retort: to come back with a witty remark.
- to lose wealth, rank, etc.; be reduced in circumstances or status.
- to be handed down by tradition or inheritance.
- to be relayed or passed along from a source of higher rank or authority: The general's orders will come down tomorrow.
- Slang. to take place; happen.
- Slang. to lose one's euphoria, enthusiasm, or especially the effects of a drug high.
- to voice one's opposition to: She came down on increased spending and promised to cut the budget.
- to reprimand; scold: He came down on me for getting to work late.
- to enter.
- to arrive.
- to come into use or fashion.
- to begin to produce or yield: The oil well finally came in.
- to be among the winners: His horse came in and paid 5 to 1.
- to finish in a race or any competition, as specified: Our bobsled team came in fifth.
- to acquire; get.
- to inherit: He came into a large fortune at the age of 21.
- Also come upon. to meet or find unexpectedly.
- to make progress; develop; flourish.
- to appear on stage; make one's entrance.
- to begin; appear: The last showing will be coming on in a few minutes.
- Informal. (used chiefly in the imperative) to hurry; begin: Come on, before it rains!
- Informal. (as an entreaty or attempt at persuasion) please: Come on, go with us to the movies.
- Slang. to try to make an impression or have an effect; present oneself: She comes on a bit too strong for my taste.
- Slang. to make sexual advances: a Lothario who was always coming on with the women at the office.
- to be published; appear.
- to become known; be revealed.
- to make a debut in society, the theater, etc.
- to end; terminate; emerge: The fight came out badly, as both combatants were injured.
- to make more or less public acknowledgment of being homosexual.
- to speak, especially to confess or reveal something.
- to make available to the public; bring out: The publisher is coming out with a revised edition of the textbook.
- to happen to; affect: What's come over him?
- to change sides or positions; change one's mind: He was initially against the plan, but he's come over now.
- to visit informally: Our neighbors came over last night and we had a good chat.
- come(def 29).
- Nautical. (of a sailing vessel) to head toward the wind; come to.
- to endure or finish successfully.
- Informal. to do as expected or hoped; perform; succeed: We knew you'd come through for us.
- Informal. to experience religious conversion.
- to recover consciousness.
- to amount to; total.
- Nautical. to take the way off a vessel, as by bringing her head into the wind or anchoring.
- to fit into a category or classification: This play comes under the heading of social criticism.
- to be the province or responsibility of: This matter comes under the State Department.
- to be referred to; arise: The subject kept coming up in conversation.
- to be presented for action or discussion: The farm bill comes up for consideration next Monday.
- to approach; near: A panhandler came up to us in the street.
- to compare with as to quantity, excellence, etc.; match; equal: This piece of work does not come up to your usual standard.
Origin of come
Example sentences from the Web for coming
They were looping back around and coming down Tiebout Avenue when they spotted two figures.
In 2008, Huckabee raised a little over $16 million, with less than $55,000 coming from political action committees.
Boehner was unanimously selected by the conference as its official nominee for speaker in the coming Congress.
With those words was a promise to launch the first group of passengers in the coming year.You Were Wrong About Miley & Bitcoin: 2014’s Failed Predictions |Nina Strochlic |December 31, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
Ancient Romans exchanged gifts of figs and honey and would make sure to work part of the day as a good omen for the coming year.
She saw Mrs. Leslie coming to the window with her friend, and nerved herself for the ordeal.Guy Kenmore's Wife and The Rose and the Lily |Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
On coming to Iowa he lived at Cedar Rapids for a time, where he teamed.History of Linn County Iowa |Luther A. Brewer
Then the conversation ended, and the morning passed without the coming of Sir Francis.Kept in the Dark |Anthony Trollope
People will be interested because it shows the operators are coming in our direction.Dust |Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
"Mrs. Hall asked me this morning when the Worthingtons were coming," said Johnnie, one day.Clover |Susan Coolidge
British Dictionary definitions for coming (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for coming (2 of 2)
verb comes, coming, came or come (mainly intr)
- to pretend; act a part
- to exaggerate
- (often foll by over) to try to impose (upon)
- to divulge a secret; inform the police
noun taboo, slang
Word Origin for come
Idioms and Phrases with coming (1 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with coming
- coming and going, have someone
- coming or going, not know if one is
- coming out of one's ears
- comings and goings
- get what's coming to one
- have another guess coming
- have it coming
- where one is coming from
Also see undercome.
Idioms and Phrases with coming (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with come
- come about
- come across
- come again?
- come alive
- come along
- come a long way
- come and get it
- come and go
- come apart at the seams
- come around
- come at
- come back
- come between
- come by
- come clean
- come down
- come down on
- come down the pike
- come down to
- come down with
- comedy of errors
- come forward
- come from
- come from behind
- come full circle
- come hell or high water
- come home to roost
- come in
- come in for
- come in from the cold
- come in handy
- come in out of the rain, know enough to
- come into
- come of
- come of age
- come off
- come off it
- come on
- come one's way
- come on in
- come on strong
- come on to
- come out
- come out ahead
- come out for
- come out in the wash, it will
- come out of
- come out of nowhere
- come out of the closet
- come out with
- come over
- come round
- come through
- come to
- come to a halt
- come to a head
- come to an end
- come to blows
- come to grief
- come to grips with
- come to life
- come to light
- come to mind
- come to no good
- come to nothing
- come to one's senses
- come to pass
- come to terms
- come to that
- come to the point
- come to the same thing
- come to think of it
- come true
- come under
- come unglued
- come up
- come up against
- come up in the world
- come upon
- come up roses
- come up to
- come up with
- come what may
- come with the territory
- bigger they come
- cross a bridge when one comes to it
- dream come true
- easy come, easy go
- first come, first served
- full circle, come
- get one's comeuppance
- (come) to the point
- how come
- if the mountain won't come to Muhammad
- if worst comes to worst
- know enough to come in out of the rain
- make a comeback
- of age, come
- on the scene, come
- out of nowhere, come
- push comes to shove
- ship comes in, when one's
- till the cows come home
- what goes around comes around
- when it comes down to
Also see undercoming.