Definition of forthcoming in English:



  • 1Planned for or about to happen in the near future.

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

    ‘financial support was not forthcoming’
    • ‘The chairman promised funds would be made available but none were forthcoming.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Information was always forthcoming on the whereabouts of a fox before the hunt, or when the hounds lost their line.’
    • ‘I think there is no question that, over time, this information will be forthcoming.’
    • ‘I think that if the information was more forthcoming, more people would definitely act on it.’
    • ‘Until, that is, all three threatened to resign on Monday evening if no better offer was forthcoming.’
    • ‘If credit was forthcoming, they were ready to borrow as much as someone was willing to lend.’
    • ‘There were no leads, no information forthcoming about Lucie's possible whereabouts.’
    • ‘To this end we request your confirmation that the information requested will be forthcoming.’
    • ‘Paterson admitted he would face a dilemma if a formal offer from United was forthcoming in the next few days.’
    • ‘The only information forthcoming at the moment is the construction of 400 housing units at the vacant plot.’
    available, made available, ready, at hand, accessible, obtainable, at someone's disposal, on offer
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    1. 2.1(of a person) willing to divulge information.
      ‘their daughter had never been forthcoming about her time in Europe’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Of course doctors and receptionists should be forthcoming with this information.’
      • ‘I immediately liked the fact that he was open and forthcoming.’
      • ‘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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