Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Adjective: coming  kú-ming
  1. Of the relatively near future
    "this coming Thursday";
    - approaching, forthcoming, upcoming
     
  2. Close in time; about to occur
    - at hand, close at hand, imminent, impendent, impending, approach, approaching
Noun: coming  kú-ming
  1. Arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)
    - advent
     
  2. The temporal property of becoming nearer in time
    "the coming of winter";
    - approach, approaching
     
  3. The moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse
    - orgasm, climax, sexual climax
Verb: come (came,come)  kúm
  1. Move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    "He came singing down the road"; "Come with me to the Casbah"; "come down here!"; "come out of the closet!"; "come into the room";
    - come up
     
  2. Reach a destination by movement or progress
    "She came home at 7 o'clock";
    - arrive, get
     
  3. Happen, arrive
    "The first success came three days later"; "It came as a shock"; "Dawn comes early in June"
     
  4. Reach or enter a state, relation, condition, use, or position
    "The water came to a boil"; "We came to understand the true meaning of life"; "Their anger came to a boil"; "I came to realize the true meaning of life"; "The shoes came untied"; "come into contact with a terrorist group"; "your wish will come true"
     
  5. To be the product or result
    "Melons come from a vine"; "Understanding comes from experience";
    - follow
     
  6. Be found or available
    "These shoes come in three colours; The furniture comes unassembled"
     
  7. Be emitted
    "A scream came from the woman's mouth"; "His breath came hard";
    - issue forth
     
  8. Be a native of
    "She comes from Kalamazoo";
    - hail
     
  9. Extend or reach
    "The water came up to my waist"; "The sleeves come to your knuckles"
     
  10. Exist or occur in a certain point in a series
    "Next came the student from France"
     
  11. Cover a certain distance
    "She came a long way"
     
  12. Come under, be classified or included
    "This comes under a new heading";
    - fall
     
  13. Happen as a result
    "Nothing good will come of this"
     
  14. Add up in number or quantity
    "The bill came to $2,000";
    - total, number, add up, amount
     
  15. Develop into
    "nothing came of his grandiose plans";
    - add up, amount
     
  16. Be received
    "News came in of the massacre in Rwanda";
    - come in
     
  17. Come to one's mind; suggest itself
    "A great idea then came to her";
    - occur
     
  18. Be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
    "he comes from humble origins";
    - derive, descend
     
  19. Proceed or get along
    "He's come a long way";
    - do, fare, make out, get along
     
  20. Experience orgasm
    "she could not come because she was too upset"
     
  21. Have a certain priority
    "My family comes first"

Derived forms: comings

See also: close, come in, come through, come up, come with, future

Type of: arise, arrival, be, become, change, come about, consummation, develop, ensue, exist, experience, extend, fall out, go, go on, go through, grow, hap, happen, lead, locomote, motion, move, movement, occur, originate, pass, pass off, proceed, rank, reaching, result, rise, run, see, spring up, take place, timing, travel, turn, uprise

Antonym: go

Encyclopedia: Coming, Eden Bower!

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing