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on·com·ing

 (ŏn′kŭm′ĭng, ôn′-)
adj.
Coming nearer; approaching: an oncoming storm.
n.
An approach; an advance.

oncoming

(ˈɒnˌkʌmɪŋ)
adj
coming nearer in space or time; approaching
n
Also (rare): oncome the approach or onset: the oncoming of winter.

on•com•ing

(ˈɒnˌkʌm ɪŋ, ˈɔn-)

adj.
1. approaching; nearing: an oncoming train.
2. emerging: the oncoming generation.
n.
3. approach; onset: the oncoming of winter.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oncoming - the beginning or early stages; "the onset of pneumonia"
start - the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
Adj.1.oncoming - moving toward one
moving - in motion; "a constantly moving crowd"; "the moving parts of the machine"

oncoming

adjective
1. approaching, advancing, looming, onrushing He skidded into the path of an oncoming car.
Translations
مُقْتَرِب
modgående
szembejövõ
komandi, sem nálgast
karşıdan gelen

oncoming

[ˈɒnˌkʌmɪŋ] ADJ
1. [car, traffic] → que viene en el sentido opuesto
2. [event] → que se aproxima, venidero

oncoming

[ˈɒnkʌmɪŋ] adj [traffic] → venant en sens inverse

oncoming

adj
(= approaching) car, trafficentgegenkommend; troops, forcesheranrückend; dangernahend, drohend; the oncoming trafficder Gegenverkehr
(= imminent) winter, night(her)einbrechend
n (of winter etc)Nahen nt, → Kommen nt

oncoming

[ˈɒnˌkʌmɪŋ] adj (traffic) → in senso contrario

on

(on) preposition
1. touching, fixed to, covering etc the upper or outer side of. The book was lying on the table; He was standing on the floor; She wore a hat on her head.
2. in or into (a vehicle, train etc). We were sitting on the bus; I got on the wrong bus.
3. at or during a certain day, time etc. on Monday; On his arrival, he went straight to bed.
4. about. a book on the theatre.
5. in the state or process of. He's on holiday.
6. supported by. She was standing on one leg.
7. receiving, taking. on drugs; on a diet.
8. taking part in. He is on the committee; Which detective is working on this case?
9. towards. They marched on the town.
10. near or beside. a shop on the main road.
11. by means of. He played a tune on the violin; I spoke to him on the telephone.
12. being carried by. The thief had the stolen jewels on him.
13. when (something is, or has been, done). On investigation, there proved to be no need to panic.
14. followed by. disaster on disaster.
adverb
1. (especially of something being worn) so as to be touching, fixed to, covering etc the upper or outer side of. She put her hat on.
2. used to show a continuing state etc, onwards. She kept on asking questions; They moved on.
3. (also adjective) (of electric light, machines etc) working. The television is on; Turn/Switch the light on.
4. (also adjective) (of films etc) able to be seen. There's a good film on at the cinema this week.
5. (also adjective) in or into a vehicle, train etc. The bus stopped and we got on.
adjective
1. in progress. The game was on.
2. not cancelled. Is the party on tonight?
ˈoncoming adjective
approaching. oncoming traffic.
ˈongoing adjective
continuing. an ongoing argument.
ˈonward(s) adverb
moving forward (in place or time). They marched onward(s).
be on to (someone)
to have discovered (a person's) trick, secret etc. The thieves realized that the police were on to them.
on and on
used with certain verbs to emphasize the length of an activity. She kept on and on asking questions.
on time
at the right time. He got here on time.
on to / ˈonto
to a position on. He lifted it onto the table.
References in classic literature ?
Another woman sprang forward and picked it up, with a chivalrous air, as if rescuing a human being from an oncoming express train.
I knew that if I were to throw it in time to save the oncoming fleet it must be done in the next few seconds, and so I tried my old rushing tactics; but I might as well have rushed a brick wall for all that Solan gave way.
The girl sat at my feet straining her eyes toward the deck of the oncoming boat.
He knew not how nor why, yet he got his feel of the oncoming event from the gods themselves.
All the Beyond was hers with its possibilities lurking rosily in the oncoming years--each year a rose of promise to be woven into an immortal chaplet.
With powerful strokes we swam out in the path of the oncoming launch.
The oncoming Harrison caught the kick squarely in the pit of the stomach, groaned involuntarily, and doubled up and sank backward to the deck.
She seemed to tower over Caswall, and he to give back before her oncoming. Once again her vigorous passes drove him to the door.
In despair, he turned and fled from the oncoming soldiery.
So close were the two canoes to one another that the black had only an opportunity to note the white face in the bow of the oncoming craft before the two touched and his own men were upon their feet, yelling like mad devils and thrusting their long spears at the occupants of the other canoe.
The black boy stood like a statue--a plum-black statue--taking no interest in the transactions of these incomprehensible whites, but dreaming with calm eyes of a certain bush village high on the jungle slopes of Malaita, with blue smoke curling up from the grass houses against the gray background of an oncoming mountain-squall.
The din became crescendo, like the roar of an oncoming train.