Definition of came

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past tense of come


\ ˈkām How to pronounce came (audio) \

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

Examples of came in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

But his go-back-where-you-came-from harangue tears it for me. Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post, "Tiptoeing around Trump’s racism is a betrayal of journalistic truth-telling," 15 July 2019 And despite Trump’s go-back-where-you-came-from grandstanding, THREE ARE FROM THE UNITED STATES. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "Media can’t be afraid to call Trump out on his erroneous, racist tweets," 14 July 2019 The player who came out of the came with the nastiest battle wound, though, was Spain midfielder Vicky Losada – who was barrelled into by Sam Mewis immediately after the US kicked off following Spain's equaliser., "Alex Morgan Hits Out at 'Reckless' Spanish Tackling After USWNT Win Physical World Cup Clash," 24 June 2019 One such change Ottman pushed for came in Days of Future Past. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, "Longtime 'X-Men' Editor Shares His Abandoned 'Beast' Script," 14 June 2019 East Precinct officers were just finishing up a nearby traffic stop when a red Ford F-150 flew past them driving erratically and the came to a screeching halt. Carol Robinson |,, "Well-known activist Mercutio Southall charged in Birmingham killing," 6 June 2019 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

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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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