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forthcoming

[fawrth-kuhm-ing, fohrth-] /ˈfɔrθˈkʌm ɪŋ, ˈfoʊrθ-/
adjective
1.
coming, forth, or about to come forth; about to appear; approaching in time:
the forthcoming concert.
2.
ready or available when required or expected:
He assured us that payment would be forthcoming.
3.
frank and cooperative; candid:
In his testimony, the senator could have been more forthcoming.
4.
friendly and outgoing; sociable.
noun
5.
a coming, forth; appearance.
Origin of forthcoming
1515-1525
First recorded in 1515-25; forth + coming
Related forms
forthcomingness, noun
unforthcoming, adjective
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  • And the signs of the doings of the forthcoming day more particularly so.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • Yes, he could almost be satisfied with them, since he believed no others to be forthcoming.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • I remember it very well indeed, else these tales would not be forthcoming.

    Priestess of the Flame Sewell Peaslee Wright
  • You know that in his letter this morning he tells me of Lalubie's forthcoming marriage.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • Then, as no answer was forthcoming, he repeated his inquiry.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
British Dictionary definitions for forthcoming

forthcoming

/ˌfɔːθˈkʌmɪŋ/
adjective
1.
approaching in time: the forthcoming debate
2.
about to appear: his forthcoming book
3.
available or ready: the money wasn't forthcoming
4.
open or sociable
Derived Forms
forthcomingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for forthcoming
adj.

"about to happen," 1530s; earlier was Old English forðcuman "to come forth, come to pass;" see forth + come (v.). Meaning "informative, responsive" is from 1835.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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