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[fawrth-kuhm-ing, fohrth-] /ˈfɔrθˈkʌm ɪŋ, ˈfoʊrθ-/
coming, forth, or about to come forth; about to appear; approaching in time:
the forthcoming concert.
ready or available when required or expected:
He assured us that payment would be forthcoming.
frank and cooperative; candid:
In his testimony, the senator could have been more forthcoming.
friendly and outgoing; sociable.
a coming, forth; appearance.
Origin of forthcoming
1515-25; forth + coming
Related forms
forthcomingness, noun
unforthcoming, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for forthcoming
  • There is no way to rotate pictures now and it will not be a forthcoming update.
  • So hopefully some more concrete results will be forthcoming as to whether or not this will help rice production.
  • Her focus will be on succulent container gardens, the subject of her forthcoming book.
  • First on the chopping block, according to its forthcoming blueprint for defense cuts: counterinsurgency.
  • No explanation for this positive gap is forthcoming.
  • But he is less forthcoming regarding the pump price of hydrogen, alluding to the many factors that determine costs.
  • Yet it seems that no serious offers have been forthcoming since.
  • And the use of this metal competes with hybrid cars and the forthcoming electric cars.
  • The government says it is looking after them, though a local human-rights group says supplies have not been forthcoming.
  • Many forthcoming hybrids will charge batteries by plugging into the electric grid, and hydrogen fuel cells might be a reality.
British Dictionary definitions for forthcoming


approaching in time: the forthcoming debate
about to appear: his forthcoming book
available or ready: the money wasn't forthcoming
open or sociable
Derived Forms
forthcomingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for forthcoming

"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.

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