verb \ˈkəm\
came \ˈkām\ comecom·ing \ˈkə-miŋ\

Definition of COME

intransitive verb
a :  to move toward something :  approach <come here>
b :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose <come see us> <come and see what's going on>
c (1) :  to reach a particular station in a series <now we come to the section on health>
(2) :  to arrive in due course <the time has come>
d (1) :  to approach in kind or quality <this comes near perfection>
(2) :  to reach a condition or conclusion <came to regard him as a friend> <come to think of it, you may be right>
e (1) :  to advance toward accomplishment :  come along <the job is coming nicely>
(2) :  to advance in a particular manner <come running when I call> (3) :  to advance, rise, or improve in rank or condition <has come a long way>
f :  extend <her dress came to her ankles>
a (1) :  to arrive at a particular place, end, result, or conclusion <came to his senses> <come untied> (2) :  amount <the taxes on it come to more than it's worth>
b (1) :  to appear to the mind <the answer came to them>
(2) :  to appear on a scene :  make an appearance <children come equipped to learn any language>
c (1) :  happen, occur <no harm will come to you>
(2) :  to come to pass :  take place —used in the subjunctive with inverted subject and verb to express the particular time or occasion <come spring the days will be longer>
d :  originate, arise <wine comes from grapes> <they come of sturdy stock>
e :  to enter or assume a condition, position, or relation <artillery came into action>
f :  to fall within a field of view or a range of application <this comes within the terms of the treaty>
g :  to issue forth <a sob came from her throat>
h :  to take form <churn till the butter comes>
i :  to be available <this model comes in several sizes> <as good as they come>
j often vulgar :  to experience orgasm
:  to fall to a person in a division or inheritance of property
obsolete :  to become moved favorably :  relent
:  to turn out to be <good clothes don't come cheap>
:  become <a dream that came true>
transitive verb
:  to approach or be near (an age) <a child coming eight years old>
:  to take on the aspect of <come the stern parent>
come a cropper
:  to fail completely <the plan came a cropper>
come across
:  to meet, find, or encounter especially by chance <researchers have come across important new evidence>
come again
:  repeat; also :  to speak further —used as an interrogative
come clean
:  to tell the whole story :  confess <came clean about her crimes>
come into
:  to acquire as a possession or achievement <come into a fortune>
come into one's own
:  to achieve one's potential; also :  to gain recognition
come of age
:  to reach maturity
come off it
:  to cease foolish or pretentious talk or behavior
come over
:  to seize suddenly and strangely <what's come over you>
come to
:  to be a question of <when it comes to pitching horseshoes, he's the champ>
come to grief
:  to encounter misfortune (as calamity, defeat, or ruin) <his campaign came to grief>
come to grips with
:  to meet or deal with firmly, frankly, or straightforwardly <come to grips with the unemployment problem>
come to oneself
:  to get hold of oneself :  regain self-control
come to pass
:  happen
come to terms
:  to reach an agreement —often used with with <the company has come to terms with the union>
:  to become adjusted especially emotionally or intellectually —usually used with with <come to terms with modern life>
come upon
:  to meet or find by chance :  come across <came upon an old friend>
to come
:  existing or arriving in the future <in the days to come> <there will be more trouble to come>

Origin of COME

Middle English, from Old English cuman; akin to Old High German queman to come, Latin venire, Greek bainein to walk, go
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to COME



Definition of COME

often vulgar :  semen
often vulgar :  orgasm

First Known Use of COME

COME Defined for Kids


verb \ˈkəm, kəm\
came \ˈkām\comecom·ing \ˈkəm-ing\

Definition of COME for Kids

:  to move toward :  approach <Come here.>
:  to go or travel to a place <I'll be coming home for the weekend.>
:  originate 2, arise <They come from a good family.>
:  to reach the point of being or becoming <The water came to a boil.> <The rope came untied.>
:  to add up :  amount <The bill comes to ten dollars.>
:  to happen or occur <This couldn't have come at a better time.>
:  to be available <These books come in four bindings.>
:  1reach 3 <The water came to our knees.>
come about
:  happen 1 <How did it come about that he got lost?>
come across
:  to meet or find by chance <I came across an interesting article.>
come along
:  to go somewhere with someone
:  to make progress <She's not better yet, but she's coming along.>
:  to appear or occur as a possibility <Don't marry the first person who comes along.>
come by
:  to make a visit to <Come by my desk when you can.>
:  acquire <A reliable used car is hard to come by.>
come down
:  to fall sick <He came down with a cold.>
come over
:  to affect suddenly and strangely <I'm sorry I yelled. I don't know what came over me.>
come to
:  to become conscious again <He fainted but came to after several minutes.>
come upon
:  to meet or find by chance <I came upon a stray dog.>
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