(verb.) come to pass; arrive, as in due course; 'The first success came three days later'; 'It came as a shock'; 'Dawn comes early in June'.

(verb.) be found or available; 'These shoes come in three colors; The furniture comes unassembled'.

(verb.) reach or enter a state, relation, condition, use, or position; 'The water came to a boil'; 'We came to understand the true meaning of life'; 'Their anger came to a boil'; 'I came to realize the true meaning of life'; 'The shoes came untied'; 'come into contact with a terrorist group'; 'his face went red'; 'your wish will come true'.

(verb.) cover a certain distance; 'She came a long way'.

(verb.) move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody; 'He came singing down the road'; 'Come with me to the Casbah'; 'come down here!'; 'come out of the closet!'; 'come into the room'.

(verb.) be received; 'News came in of the massacre in Rwanda'.

(verb.) experience orgasm; 'she could not come because she was too upset'.

(verb.) to be the product or result; 'Melons come from a vine'; 'Understanding comes from experience'.

(verb.) extend or reach; 'The water came up to my waist'; 'The sleeves come to your knuckles'.

(verb.) exist or occur in a certain point in a series; 'Next came the student from France'.

(verb.) happen as a result; 'Nothing good will come of this'.

(verb.) have a certain priority; 'My family comes first'.

(verb.) develop into; 'This idea will never amount to anything'; 'nothing came of his grandiose plans'.

Editor: Nolan--From WordNet


(p. p.) of Come

(n.) To move hitherward; to draw near; to approach the speaker, or some place or person indicated; -- opposed to go.

(n.) To complete a movement toward a place; to arrive.

(n.) To approach or arrive, as if by a journey or from a distance.

(n.) To approach or arrive, as the result of a cause, or of the act of another.

(n.) To arrive in sight; to be manifest; to appear.

(n.) To get to be, as the result of change or progress; -- with a predicate; as, to come untied.

(v. t.) To carry through; to succeed in; as, you can't come any tricks here.

(n.) Coming.

Edited by Lilian

Synonyms and Synonymous

v. n. [1]. Approach, advance, draw near, tend hitherward.[2]. Arrive, get to, reach or attain any place or point.[3]. Proceed, issue, arise, result, follow, flow, ensue, originate, be derived, be due or owing, take rise.[4]. Happen, occur, befall, betide, take place, come to pass, fall out.

Checker: Luther


v.i. to move toward this place (the opposite of go): to draw near: to arrive at a certain state or condition: to issue: to happen: (Shak.) to yield; to become: to turn out:—pr.p. com′ing; pa.t. came; pa.p. come.—n. Com′ing.—adj. Come′-at-able accessible; Come about to happen; Come across to meet; Come and go to have freedom of action (n. passage to and fro); Come at to reach; Come by to come near: to pass: to obtain; Come down to descend: to be reduced (n. a fall); Come down upon to be severe with; Come down with to pay down; Come high or low to cost much or little; Come home to return to one's house: to touch one's interest or feelings closely (with to): (naut.) to drag or slip through the ground—of an anchor; Come in to enter: to give in to yield: (fencing) to get within the opponent's guard (Shak.); Come in for to have reason to expect or to have a share; Come it strong (coll.) to do or say too much; Come of to descend from: become of; Come off to come away: to turn out: to escape (n. a conclusion: an evasion of duty); Come out to result: to be published: to become evident: to enter society; Come out with to let be known: to tell; Come over (Shak.) surpass: to befall: (slang) to overreach; Come o' will something that comes of its own accord: an illegitimate child; Come round to come by a circuitous path: to happen in due course: to change: to recover from a faint; Come short to fail; Come short of to fail to accomplish; Come to to obtain: to amount to: to recover consciousness or sanity; Come to grief to meet with disaster or ill-fortune; Come to pass to happen; Come true to be found to have been true; Come under to be included under; Come upon to attack: to affect; to hold answerable: to meet; Come up with to overtake: reach.—All comers any one that likes.

a shortening of Become.

Edited by Kathleen


Typist: Maura


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