Definition of forthcoming in English:

forthcoming

adjective

  • 1About to happen or appear.

    ‘the forthcoming cricket season’
    • ‘Some of John Greening's poetry will be appearing in forthcoming issues of Quadrant.’
    • ‘And then I'll post something about the other forthcoming album I've been listening to.’
    • ‘The Spice Girls will definitely not be appearing at the forthcoming Live 8 charity concert.’
    • ‘The New Books Service is your source for the latest information on current and forthcoming Canadian books.’
    • ‘The country has earmarked 115 million leva in energy aid for the forthcoming winter season.’
    • ‘They insisted that Wales would appear prominently in their forthcoming yearbook of regional statistics.’
    • ‘June was due to appear in the forthcoming production of ‘The Odd Couple’ in September.’
    • ‘The FBI is currently investigating, and thus far no announcements appear forthcoming.’
    • ‘You can hear clips of the forthcoming album recorded on a mobile phone for the special ‘in the studio’ quality.’
    • ‘We had played our rugby to gain the lead, and then, with one eye on the forthcoming cricket season, we had declared.’
    • ‘The club is looking for a cricket professional to play for the side during the forthcoming season.’
    • ‘Only members of the North Mayo Harriers will be permitted to ride with the club for the forthcoming season.’
    • ‘He is expected to perform in the U.S. before the end of the year and a new album is forthcoming as well.’
    • ‘However, this deadline has long since passed and no application appears to be forthcoming.’
    • ‘Mike from Portumna was launched on the scene at the start of the year and this new song is a track from a forthcoming debut album release.’
    • ‘As a prelude to the book, Dr Mitra has compiled an audio CD of some of the works that will appear in the forthcoming book.’
    • ‘She will perform with Opera Ireland during their forthcoming spring season.’
    • ‘The songs that will make up her forthcoming album, Today's Special, are subtle masterpieces.’
    • ‘Otherwise, Kelvin may want to use the opportunity to have fans sample some tracks from his forthcoming album.’
    • ‘The past fortnight has continued the pattern, with his build-up to the forthcoming season about as smooth as an alpine pass.’
    imminent, impending, coming, approaching, advancing, nearing, near
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  • 2predicative, often with negative Ready or made available when wanted or needed.

    ‘financial support was not forthcoming’
    • ‘Paterson admitted he would face a dilemma if a formal offer from United was forthcoming in the next few days.’
    • ‘There were no leads, no information forthcoming about Lucie's possible whereabouts.’
    • ‘The chairman promised funds would be made available but none were forthcoming.’
    • ‘I think there is no question that, over time, this information will be forthcoming.’
    • ‘Information was always forthcoming on the whereabouts of a fox before the hunt, or when the hounds lost their line.’
    • ‘I think that if the information was more forthcoming, more people would definitely act on it.’
    • ‘The appellants had responded but in essence no information was forthcoming.’
    • ‘The approach is preliminary in nature and there can be no certainty that an offer will ultimately be forthcoming.’
    • ‘To this end we request your confirmation that the information requested will be forthcoming.’
    • ‘The only information forthcoming at the moment is the construction of 400 housing units at the vacant plot.’
    • ‘If credit was forthcoming, they were ready to borrow as much as someone was willing to lend.’
    • ‘Until, that is, all three threatened to resign on Monday evening if no better offer was forthcoming.’
    available, made available, ready, at hand, accessible, obtainable, at someone's disposal, on offer
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    1. 2.1 Willing to divulge information.
      ‘she had never been forthcoming about her time in the States’
      • ‘They were very blasé and were not very forthcoming with the information they should have been presenting.’
      • ‘If they were forthcoming with information, they would have been able to get the electorate back on their side.’
      • ‘I immediately liked the fact that he was open and forthcoming.’
      • ‘Of course doctors and receptionists should be forthcoming with this information.’
      • ‘How do you educate end users to be a bit more forthcoming with information?’
      communicative, expansive, informative, expressive, unreserved, uninhibited, outgoing, frank, open, candid
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Pronunciation

forthcoming

/fɔːθˈkʌmɪŋ/