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Words nearby upcoming
What does upcoming mean?
Upcoming is used to describe something that is scheduled or expected to happen or to be presented or released in the near future. A close synonym is forthcoming.
Upcoming is most often used to describe events that will happen soon, like a wedding or an election, or things that will be released soon, such as an album, movie, or new product.
The term typically implies that the event will happen or the thing will arrive relatively soon, such as within a few weeks or months or within a year or so. The farther away something is, the less likely you’d be to describe it as upcoming. You also probably wouldn’t use the word for something happening tomorrow.
Upcoming should not be confused with the similar-sounding term up-and-coming, which means successful and likely to become more successful.
Example: There is a lot of buzz around the up-and-coming band’s upcoming album that will be released in the spring.
Where does upcoming come from?
The word upcoming has been used since the 1300s, but its use as an adjective isn’t recorded until the 1800s. It is simply a combination of the words up and coming.
Things that are upcoming are coming up. An upcoming election is the one happening next or within a relatively short amount of time. The similar phrase coming soon is often associated with upcoming forms of media or entertainment, such as movies, books, and musical albums.
The word upcoming is typically reserved for things that you know (or are fairly certain) will happen. You probably wouldn’t describe a future event as upcoming if it were purely hypothetical or very tentative (unless you were promoting the Fyre Festival).
Describing something as upcoming often (but not always) implies some level of anticipation about it—meaning people are looking forward to it in some way. The similar term impending means about the same thing as upcoming, but it’s usually applied to more neutral or negative situations, as in impending doom.
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Upcoming is often used positively in reference to things that people are looking forward to.
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I am incredibly honored that The New York Review of Books just published excerpts from my upcoming book, The Jakarta Methodhttps://t.co/F0qOlTM6ke
— Vincent Bevins (@Vinncent) May 18, 2020
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Is upcoming used correctly in the following sentence?
Her upcoming book was released last year.
Example sentences from the Web for upcoming
The only repercussions Iraqi has faced are outside of Egypt, as she lost her place in an upcoming Swiss Film Festival, he added.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays|Bel Trew|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In any case, I welcome the conversation as part of the review of the upcoming slate that we're doing tomorrow.Inside Sony’s ‘Pineapple Express 2 Drama’: Leaked Emails Reveal Fight Over Stoner Comedy Sequel|William Boot|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pratt, of course, just exploded with Guardians of the Galaxy and the upcoming lead in Jurassic World.Exclusive: Sony Emails Reveal Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt’s Plans For ‘Ghostbusters’ Film|William Boot|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I am not a fan of spoilers, if it were up to me, I would lie like a dog about every upcoming issue.Gail Simone’s Bisexual Catman and the ‘Secret Six’|Rich Goldstein|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is currently working with Vans for an upcoming collaboration.
Frank pushed on, his eyes on the lookout for the upcoming of the drowning lad.The Outdoor Chums in the Forest|Quincy Allen
During this interval we waited with scouts out for the upcoming of the mountain men.The Master of Appleby|Francis Lynde
But he slipped and fell headlong on the pavement, so that she was able to pant down the stairs to meet the upcoming figure.Ring Once for Death|Robert Andrew Arthur
He pressed the button for the elevator; but before the upcoming car reached his floor he decided not to descend.Sonnie-Boy's People|James B. Connolly
Forrester stepped back, grabbed the upcoming foot, and stood straight, lifting the foot and levering it into the air.Pagan Passions|Gordon Randall Garrett