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 Dictionary entry overview: What does forthcoming mean? 

FORTHCOMING (adjective)
  The adjective FORTHCOMING has 3 senses:

1. at ease in talking to others
2. of the relatively near future
3. available when required or as promised

  Familiarity information: FORTHCOMING used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

FORTHCOMING (adjective)

Sense 1forthcoming [BACK TO TOP]


At ease in talking to others


forthcoming; extroverted; outgoing


sociable (inclined to or conducive to companionship with others)

Sense 2forthcoming [BACK TO TOP]


Of the relatively near future


approaching; coming; upcoming; forthcoming

Context examples:

the approaching election / this coming Thursday / the forthcoming holidays / the upcoming spring fashions


future (yet to be or coming)

Sense 3forthcoming [BACK TO TOP]


Available when required or as promised

Context example:

federal funds were not forthcoming


available (obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service)

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