in·com·ing / ˈinˌkəming/ • adj. in the process of coming in: incoming passengers the incoming tide. ∎ (of a message or communication) being received rather than sent: an incoming call. ∎ (of an official or administration) having just been elected or appointed to succeed another: the incoming president. ∎ approaching with hostile intent; attacking: incoming jets | “Missile incoming!” blared the bridge. • n. (incomings) revenue; income: keep an account of your incomings and outgoings.