- approaching; nearing: the oncoming train; the oncoming holiday season.
- emerging: the oncoming generation of leaders.
- approach; onset: the oncoming of winter.
Origin of oncoming
Related Words for oncomingapproaching, coming, expected, forthcoming, imminent, looming, nearing, upcoming, advancing
Examples from the Web for oncoming
Contemporary Examples of oncoming
But the car roared away, the driver so desperate to escape that he veered into oncoming traffic.Did the Amber Lynn Coplin Murder Photos Sicken the Creeps of 4Chan?
November 6, 2014
A block away, a car without a driver speeds through a red light and crashes into oncoming traffic.The Rapture: The Theological Idea That Inspired ‘The Leftovers’
Matthew Paul Turner
July 6, 2014
An aura is a warning symptom, or set of symptoms, that precedes an oncoming migraine.How to Destroy Your Headaches
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad
June 23, 2014
Well, there was nothing paltry about Obamacare or rescuing the country from an oncoming depression.No One’s Going to Challenge Hillary Clinton
May 10, 2014
When they reached the Will Rogers Park, just after Sunset, he did a u-turn at high speed into oncoming traffic.New Clue in Chasen Murder
A. L. Bardach
December 6, 2010
Historical Examples of oncoming
He knew not how nor why, yet he got his feel of the oncoming event from the gods themselves.White Fang
He stooped; seized a boulder, hurled it at the oncoming Lee.The World Beyond
Raymond King Cummings
With the oncoming of the parks and play-grounds, all of this, we may hope, will change.The Meaning of Evolution
Samuel Christian Schmucker
They laid her on the ground beside the door and watched the oncoming lights.The Solar Magnet
Sterner St. Paul Meek
He might as well have tried to stop an oncoming rocket ship.The Martian Cabal
Roman Frederick Starzl
- coming nearer in space or time; approaching
- the approach or onsetthe oncoming of winter