Definition of came

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past tense of come


\ ˈkām \

Definition of came (Entry 2 of 2)

: a slender grooved lead rod used to hold together panes of glass especially in a stained-glass window

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Prediction Both sides head into the came coming off the back of crushing defeats, although Spain's 6-1 thrashing of Argentina was more impressive than Switzerland's 6-0 drumming of Panama given the quality of the opposition., "Spain vs Switzerland Preview: Classic Encounter, Key Battles, Team News & More," 2 June 2018 At first, their antenna picked up three channels and then after a while a fourth came in. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New Bucks guard Donte DiVincenzo's arrival in Milwaukee is a joyous occasion for his family," 25 June 2018 And everything seemed fine - came into this season fine. Dave Clark,, "Kelvin Herrera's last Kansas City Royals appearance was blown save vs. Reds," 19 June 2018 That meant the $400,000 it was slated to bring in came from elsewhere. Sharon Coolidge,, "Cincinnati's 2019 budget: Money for Health Gap, 911 center and police OT, and lots of fee increases," 27 June 2018 Nothing much came of it until about 2009, when Carlisle wrote to the top editor of the journal Anaesthesia raising doubt that Fujii's data was produced by real-life experiments. Samantha Schmidt, ajc, "Why a major paper on the Mediterranean diet was just retracted and replaced," 14 June 2018 Jepsen’s coming-out party as a force to be reckoned with came on the second day of the Smack Attack against three of state’s top teams. Logan Malloy, Daily Southtown, "Simply marvelous: Marist's Marty Jepsen is the 2018 Daily Southtown Boys Volleyball Player of the Year," 14 June 2018 Villar has made five errors this season, but four came in April, including a two-error game against St. Louis. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Notes: It has been a season of challenges for Ryan Braun, who hopes for some better luck," 29 May 2018 The metal they were made of came from the local Jutland area, according to metallurgical analysis on some of the weapons. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "2,000 years ago in Denmark, a fierce battle left dozens dead," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of came


1688, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for came


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Cambyses II






camel's hay

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to express emotion in a dramatic way

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