AskDefine | Define forthcoming

Dictionary Definition

forthcoming adj
1 at ease in talking to others [syn: extroverted, outgoing]
2 of the relatively near future; "the approaching election"; "this coming Thursday"; "the forthcoming holidays"; "the upcoming spring fashions" [syn: approaching, coming(a), upcoming]
3 available when required or as promised; "federal funds were not forthcoming"

User Contributed Dictionary




forth + coming


  1. Approaching or about to take place.
    I shall vote in the forthcoming election.
  2. Available when needed.
    The money was not forthcoming.
  3. Considerate and affable; willing to cooperate.
    I am really a forthcoming person.


  • Finnish: saatavilla, ulottuvilla
  • ttbc Norwegian: innkommende
  • Finnish: avomielinen, avoin
  • Norwegian: imøtekommende

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