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come from

Definition of come from

  1. 1 :  to have (a specified origin or source) <Wine comes from grapes.> <English words come from a wide variety of sources.> —often used to describe a person's family <She comes from a wealthy family.> <He comes from a long line of entertainers.>

  2. 2 :  to be the result of (something) <I'm not surprised that you don't feel well. That's what comes from not eating the right kinds of food.>

  3. 3 :  to be from (a place) <She comes (originally) from a small southern town.> <The people who attend the convention come from countries all around the world.> <Where did this wine come from?> <There was a bad smell coming from the basement.> —sometimes used figuratively with respect to someone's thinking or point of view <(informal) I understand where you're coming from.>

  4. 4 :  to be said or told by (someone) <This information comes from a person I trust.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series

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having a blissful appearance

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