(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.
Edited by Lilian
Synonyms and Synonymous
v. n. . Approach, advance, draw near, tend hitherward.. Arrive, get to, reach or attain any place or point.. Proceed, issue, arise, result, follow, flow, ensue, originate, be derived, be due or owing, take rise.. Happen, occur, befall, betide, take place, come to pass, fall out.
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.
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- You ought not to have come today, she said in an altered voice; and suddenly she turned, flung her arms about him and pressed her lips to his. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- I believe that he would have come all the way had it not been that Dr. Ferrier, who lives near me, was going down by that very train. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- Come, come, I'll write you a cheque,' said the little man; and down he sat at the table for that purpose. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- Why don't she come? Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- Let them come! Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- Often, indeed, when pressed by Hortense to come, she would refuse, because Robert did not second, or but slightly seconded the request. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- I saw them stop near the church and speak to the sexton's wife, who had come from the cottage, and had waited, watching us from a distance. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- She came speeding over the sea like a great bird. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- I am also to take it as a matter of fact that the proposal to withdraw from the engagement came, in the first instance, from YOU? Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- But when they came to the town into Frances Street, the girl stopped a minute, and said, 'Yo'll not forget yo're to come and see us. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- But pray, Colonel, how came you to conjure out that I should be in town today? Jane Austen. Sense and Sensibility.
- He _could not_ walk on, till daylight came again; and here he stretched himself close to the wall--to undergo new torture. Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- A constitution of the Japanese type came into existence in 1909, making China a limited monarchy. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- The singing arrows that destroyed the army of Crassus came, it would seem, originally from the Altai and the Tian Shan. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- We take the liberty of coming, my young companion and I, madam,' said Riah, 'on behalf of Lizzie Hexam. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- I am coming, he called back; ?I am coming as fast as I can! Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- But it will soon grow out again, said Beth, coming to kiss and comfort the shorn sheep. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- It seemed almost axiomatic that for true knowledge we must have recourse to concepts coming from a reason above experience. John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
- They had told her that her aunt Shaw was coming; but she had not expressed either surprise or pleasure, or dislike to the idea. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- Who raised her head upon his coming in and asking: 'Where did you go, Liz? Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- Listen to me, Agustín said, and coming close he put his hand on Robert Jordan's shoulder. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- When to-morrow comes, and he knows that I am in the house, do you think---- She stopped again, and looked at me very earnestly. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- About a mile west from where I had been stopping a road comes up from the southeast, joining that from La Grange to Memphis. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- Let her footstep, as she comes and goes, in these pages, be like that other footstep to whose airy fall your own heart once beat time. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- Peggotty comes up to make herself useful, and falls to work immediately. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- Comes from La Granja. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- If your crop comes shorter into market than any of theirs, you won't lose your bet, I suppose? Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- In most families there comes, now and then, a year full of events. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.