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English adjective: coming

1. coming of the relatively near future


SamplesThe approaching election.
This coming Thursday.
The forthcoming holidays.
The upcoming spring fashions.


Synonymsapproaching, forthcoming, upcoming


Similarfuture


Antonymspast, present


English noun: coming

1. coming (act) the act of drawing spatially closer to something


SamplesThe hunter's approach scattered the geese.


Synonymsapproach, approaching


Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement


Narrower (hyponym)access, closing, closure, landing approach, run-up

2. coming (act) arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)


SamplesThe advent of the computer.


Synonymsadvent


Broader (hypernym)arrival, reaching

3. coming (attribute) the temporal property of becoming nearer in time


SamplesThe approach of winter.


Synonymsapproach, approaching


Broader (hypernym)timing

4. coming (act) the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse


Synonymsclimax, orgasm, sexual climax


Broader (hypernym)consummation


Narrower (hyponym)male orgasm









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