coming

Definitions

  • "'Come over here and surrender.'"
    "'Come over here and surrender.'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj coming of the relatively near future "the approaching election","this coming Thursday","the forthcoming holidays","the upcoming spring fashions"
    • n coming arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous) "the advent of the computer"
    • n coming the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse
    • n coming the act of drawing spatially closer to something "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"
    • n coming the temporal property of becoming nearer in time "the approach of winter"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Coming in to Puttenham Coming in to Puttenham
Coming Out! dirty, tired and grinning Coming Out! dirty, tired and grinning
Coming home of bride. Neapolitan group Coming home of bride. Neapolitan group
TOM COMES OUT OF THE FISH TOM COMES OUT OF THE FISH
"'COME AND EXPLAIN YOURSELF, YOU RASCAL.'" "'COME AND EXPLAIN YOURSELF, YOU RASCAL.'"
Tickled wuz he when word come Tickled wuz he when word come
COME, MY CHILDREN, I AM GOING TO TRANSPORT YOU TO YOUR PALACE COME, MY CHILDREN, I AM GOING TO TRANSPORT YOU TO YOUR PALACE
He Comes to Chinon--4-00-406 He Comes to Chinon--4-00-406

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word "toy" comes from an old English word that means "tool."
    • Coming Approach; advent; manifestation; as, the coming of the train.
    • Coming Approaching; of the future, especially the near future; the next; as, the coming week or year; the coming exhibition. "Welcome the coming , speed the parting, guest.""Your coming days and years."
    • Coming Ready to come; complaisant; fond.
    • Coming Specifically: The Second Advent of Christ, called usually the second coming.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word "moose" comes from the native Algonquian Indian word meaning "twig eater."
    • n coming The act of one who or that which comes, in any sense of the verb. Specifically
    • n coming Arrival.
    • n coming The act of sprouting.
    • n coming plural In malting, barley-shoots after the barley has been kiln-dried.
    • coming Forward; ready to come; yielding; pliable.
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Quotations

  • Andy Warhol
    Andy%20Warhol
    “The day will come when everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.”
  • Ring Lardner
    Ring Lardner
    “The family you come from isn't as important as the family you're going to have.”
  • Sandra Day O'connor
    Sandra Day O'connor
    “The family unit plays a critical role in our society and in the training of the generation to come.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “I can't help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
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    “Now comes the mystery.”
  • Eric Hoffer
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    “Our greatest weariness comes from work not done.”

Idioms

Come a cropper - (UK) Someone whose actions or lifestyle will inevitably result in trouble is going to come a cropper.
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Come clean - If someone comes clean about something, they admit to deceit or wrongdoing.
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Come hell or high water - If someone says they'll do something come hell or high water, they mean that nothing will stop them, no matter what happens.
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Come of age - When something comes of age it develops completely and reaches maturity. When someone comes of age, they reach adulthood or fulfill their potential.
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Come on hard - If you come on hard, you are aggressive in your dealing with someone.
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Come on the heels of - If something comes on the heels of something, it follows very soon after it.
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Come out in the wash - If something will come out in the wash, it won't have any permanent negative effect.
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Come out of the woodwork - When things come out of the woodwork, they appear unexpectedly. ('Crawl out of the woodwork' is also used.)
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Come out of your shell - If someone comes out of their shell, they stop being shy and withdrawn and become more friendly and sociable.
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Come rain or shine - If I say I'll be at a place come rain or shine, I mean that I can be relied on to turn up; nothing, not even the vagaries of British weather, will deter me or stop me from being there.
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Come to a head - If events reach a crisis point, they come to a head.
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Come to a pretty pass - If something has come to a pretty pass, then it is in a difficult, unfavourable or negative situation.
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Come to bear - If something comes to bear on you, you start to feel the pressure or effect of it.
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Come to call - If someone comes to call, they respond to an order or summons directly.
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Come to grips - If you come to grips with a problem or issue, you face up to it and deal with it.
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Usage

In literature:

But always before, on seeing her come in, he had chucked the book away and come to meet her.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
Then comes the rejection by prince Duryodhana of the embassy of Krishna who had come to solicit peace for the benefit of both parties.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
And with a fearless heart he addressed Govinda, saying, 'Come, come, O thou of eyes like lotus petals.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
This inheritance of duty comes to me as the land comes to me, without my will.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
She had not come, she did come, in coming she came and in having come she had been one who had been one who would come.
"Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein" by Gertrude Stein
I sent Rachel after them, but she does not come back, and then I sent Mary Tynn, and she does not come.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
But come, Harry; come and sit down, and let me get you some tea.
"The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
They had been invited to the festival to be held at Brudenell Hall in honor of the young heir's coming of age and entering upon his estates.
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Come in, come upstairs!
"The Honorable Miss" by L. T. Meade
You wouldn't come to see your neighbor so he decided to come to see you.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Won't you come home with me, and let them come to see you?
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
If anything should come to the ears of the faculty he wanted to be on the side of conservatism always.
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
When the spring comes papa will come back to his little girl.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Hit go lak dis: Ef he come, he don't come; ef he don't come, he come.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
I am so glad you are coming to London, and do so hope you'll come and see me.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
An Irish patriot coming from Eton where you'd think only Irish oppressors would come from!
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
I come because I think the cause of my friends will be served by my coming.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
Surely you know that I know that whatever may come from you will come in love.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
No, I couldn't persuade Oliver to come; he wouldn't give up his whist.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Again, the stranger said he should be at liberty to come forward later, but he never has come.
"Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
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In poetry:

Come believing! come believing!
Come to Jesus! look and live!
Come believing! come believing!
Come to Jesus! look and live!
"Come Believing!" by Daniel Webster Moody
All that’s good, and great, and true,
All that is and is to be,
Be it old or be it new,
Comes, O Father, comes from Thee.
"All That's Good, and Great, and True" by Godfrey Thring
In the golden blaze of noon,
`Surely she is coming soon.'
In the twilight, `Will she come?'
Then my heart with fear is dumb.
"Hope Deferred" by Robert Fuller Murray
Come to Christ, confession make;
Come to Christ, and pardon take;
Trust in Him from day to day,
He will keep you all the way.
"Why Not Now?" by Daniel Webster Moody
Behold, he comes, he comes to bless
The nations as their God;
To show the world his righteousness,
And send his truth abroad.
"Psalm 96" by Isaac Watts
She treasures up each throbbing prayer:
Come, trembler, come and pour
Into her bosom all thy care,
For she has balm in store.
"Gunpowder Treason" by John Keble

In news:

And based on all of that, it should probably come as no surprise that when we come across one, there's often a good chance we'll post it.
It is really going to be a "Special Event" when famed Nashville songwriter and artist Richard Leigh comes to The Listening Room in Port Clinton this coming weekend, Oct 19 and 20.
Come one, come all to witness the Thimblerig Circus at the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Feb 12, at 7:30 pm Thimblerig is a fancy name for the cup and ball routine.
In this issue, tucked among all the information about the upcoming market and the new products and marketing activities that come along with market, are some profiles on retailers that don't come to this market.
These experts understand what comes and goes when it comes to cocktail concepts.
Come 2015, drones — those unmanned flying machines better known for spying on and killing people in Afghanistan and Pakistan — are coming to America.
When it comes to cooking with apples, desserts come to mind.
Not only is Tiger Woods coming off his first PGA TOUR win since 2009, but he also comes into the Masters hoping to pick up where he left off at last year's event.
Obama's proposed federal pay freeze is an idea whose time has come to a sector whose turn has come.
PULLMAN — Mike Leach won't come right out and say it, but the Washington State coach has drawn plenty of lines to read between when it comes to his team's quarterback competition.
Green is the new black when it comes to the laundry room, yet many consumers do not realize they have a choice when it comes to high-efficiency (HE), eco-friendly laundry appliances.
It comes late in the movie and, coming from Clint Eastwood's steel-trap mouth, it's sweet music.
You may come to Weimar to explore the legacy of Germany's thinkers and writers, or you may come to soak up the atmosphere of a Communist city.
Richard Zanuckwas the kind of producer who comes along once in a lifetime — and, given the corporate nature of contemporary Hollywood, may never come along again.
Make a wish upon a falling star, better yet make all your wish on a million falling stars as the Texas Skies come alive with activity this coming November 17th weekend at the Fort Griffin State Historic Site.
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In science:

More precisely, each component of Bx comes with an associated multi-level map (3.15) and its two special points come with opposite but partially defined multi-sign maps (3.16).
GW Invariants Relative Normal Crossings Divisors
The mystery of this formula is that the function [L : ·]hW comes from the universe of Spin2nW -modules and the functions [Ei : ·]hW come from the universe of SP2nW -modules.
A geometric approach to (g, k)-modules of finite type
It may be perceived that with probability (1 − ), an observation of the sample comes from a distribution P0 , while for probability  it comes from Q.
Resistant estimates for high dimensional and functional data based on random projections
Thus we come back to the conclusion from above: although dN now features anisotropy over a broad angular region, the total number of bubble collisions coming from this region is small, and therefore the anisotropy is unobservable.
Bubble collisions and measures of the multiverse
If the quark q comes from hadron A, and the anti-quark ¯q ′ comes from hadron B then the definition of the angle θ, and hence z , remains unchanged.
Phenomenological aspects of new physics at high energy hadron colliders
Contrariwise, if q comes from A and ¯q ′ comes from B, we have to take z → −z in our expressions to take into account the fact that the z -axis definition would change. A schematic diagram can be seen in Fig. E.4.
Phenomenological aspects of new physics at high energy hadron colliders
Figure E.4: Schematic diagram showing the quark momenta fractions, xa corresponding to the quark coming from the ‘left’ proton, A, and xb corresponding to the quark coming from the ‘right’ proton, B.
Phenomenological aspects of new physics at high energy hadron colliders
The main contributions then come from Sdimers, which means that the term −7U 6 , coming from nodes without dimers, can be neglected.
Multicritical tensor models and hard dimers on spherical random lattices
The initial conditions for the right-going mode ba0 (ω0 ) comes from (3), and the second condition for the left-going modes means that no wave is coming from the right homogeneous waveguide.
Loss of Resolution for the Time Reversal of Waves in Random Underwater Acoustic Channels
As we can see the most prominent deviation from the CMSSM comes in the form of trilinear soft terms, so we expect additional flavour violating effects coming from there.
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
For example, roughly, we see that fundamental domains consists of an essential part coming from stable lattices and boundary parts coming from tubular neighborhoods of cusps associated to proper parabolic subgroups.
Zeta functions for function fields
Hσ |Ψi = − Hence, for these states the negative contribution coming from the “potential” in Eq. (26) dominates over the corresponding positive one coming from the “kinetic” term. (We shall return to this point when we discuss the excitation of Unruh-DeWitt detectors in Sec.
Particle creation due to tachyonic instability in relativistic stars
The norm comes from the topology of the source, kX k = supω |X (ω )|, and the involution comes from the conjugation automorphism of the target, X ∗ (ω ) = X (ω ).
Three lectures on free probability
This means that there are essentially two types of automorphism of mapping tori, the ones that are constant on the fibers coming from CM(Σ) (µ) and the ones coming from π1 (Diff (Σ), id) that vary with the fibers and restrict to the identity on the reference fiber.
On 4-Manifolds, Folds and Cusps
The estimate of the filter mass in the no streaming limit comes from Naoz & Barkana (2007), who account for a number of effects not treated in the original Gnedin & Hui (1998) formulation, while the estimate of MF in the streaming case comes from Tseliakhovich, Barkana & Hirata (2011).
The First Stars
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