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incoming

[in-kuhm-ing] /ˈɪnˌkʌm ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
coming in; arriving:
the incoming tide.
2.
newly arrived or received:
incoming mail; incoming orders.
3.
succeeding, as an officeholder:
the incoming mayor.
4.
accruing, as profit.
5.
entering, beginning, etc.:
all incoming students.
6.
Chiefly British, immigrant.
7.
Scot. ensuing.
noun
8.
the act of coming in; arrival; advent:
the incoming of spring.
9.
Usually, incomings. funds received; revenue.
Origin of incoming
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English; see in, coming
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  • But no such balm came, though we eagerly scanned every incoming vessel for the signal "We have mail for you."

    A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee" Russell Doubleday
  • Every entry will be closely watched for the incoming cargo of whisky.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • A rush of air would burst through the water in the harbour at the time of the incoming tide.

    Seaward Sussex Edric Holmes
  • For a while I puzzled over the significance of this outgoing and incoming.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • From out of the mist there loomed far out at sea the incoming steamer.

British Dictionary definitions for incoming

incoming

/ˈɪnˌkʌmɪŋ/
adjective
1.
coming in; entering
2.
about to come into office; succeeding
3.
(of interest, dividends, etc) being received; accruing
noun
4.
the act of coming in; entrance
5.
(usually pl) income or revenue
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Word Origin and History for incoming
n.

late 14c., "action of coming in," from in + coming. As a present participle adjective, from 1753. Of game, from 1892; transferred in World War I to artillery; as a warning cry of incoming shellfire, it seems to date to the U.S. war in Vietnam (1968).

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