Definition of to come in US English:

to come


  • (following a noun) in the future.

    ‘films that would inspire generations to come’
    ‘in years to come’
    • ‘Everybody turned up for a meeting to chat about the summer just past and the one to come.’
    • ‘Schools reflect what is in society as a whole and they help shape the society to come.’
    • ‘He is a great player to play off so I'm just hoping its the start of many more goals to come.’
    • ‘I think we may well find ourselves walking out that way quite a lot in the months to come.’
    • ‘We have a team of fine young players, who it is hoped can progress in seasons to come.’
    • ‘In years to come it will probably seem amazing that we lived our lives any other way.’
    • ‘It was a great way to spend a summer afternoon and there is still much more to come.’
    • ‘Over the weeks and months to come, we will no doubt find out more about why they died.’
    • ‘Otherwise, it may be evidence that this is a bad deal and there is more trouble to come.’
    • ‘He said the gangland murder could be one of the cases that police turn back to in years to come.’