Definition of come
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1a : to move toward something : approach Come here.
b : to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose Come see us. Come and see what's going on.
c(1) : to reach a particular station in a series Now we come to the section on health.
(2) : to arrive in due course The time has come to make your decision. Has the mail come yet?
d(1) : to approach in kind or quality This comes near perfection.
(2) : to reach a condition or conclusion came to regard him as a friend Come to think of it, you may be right. The screw came loose.
e(1) : to advance toward accomplishment : come along The job is coming nicely.
(2) : to advance in a particular manner Come running when I call.
(3) : to advance, rise, or improve in rank or condition has come a long way
f : extend Her dress came to her ankles.
2a(1) : to arrive at a particular place, end, result, or conclusion came to his senses come untied He came to regret his choice.
(2) : amount The taxes on it come to more than it's worth.
b(1) : to appear to the mind The answer came to them.
(2) : to appear on a scene : make an appearance Children come equipped to learn any language.
e : to enter or assume a condition, position, or relation The artillery came into action.
f : to fall within a field of view or a range of application This comes within the terms of the treaty.
g : to issue forth A sob came from her throat.
h : to take form Churn till the butter comes.
i : to be available This model comes in several sizes. as good as they come
3 : to fall to a person in a division or inheritance of property Several thousand dollars came to him from his uncle.
4 obsolete : to become moved favorably : relent
5 : to turn out to be Good clothes don't come cheap.
6 : become a dream that came true
1 : to approach or be near (an age) a child coming eight years old
2 : to take on the aspect of come the stern parent
come a croppercome acrosscome again come clean come intocome into one's owncome of agecome off itcome overcome tocome to griefcome to grips withcome to oneselfcome to pass come to termscome uponto come
: to fail completely The plan came a cropper.
: to meet, find, or encounter especially by chance Researchers have come across important new evidence.
: to acquire as a possession or achievement come into a fortune
: to achieve one's potential He had a slow start as a pitcher, but he's come into his own this season. also : to gain recognition
: to reach maturity Your class has come of age at a moment of great consequence for our nation and for the world …— Barack Obama
: to cease foolish or pretentious talk or behavior Come off it, you're being silly.
: to seize suddenly and strangely What's come over you?
: to be a question of When it comes to pitching horseshoes, he's the champ.
: to encounter misfortune (such as calamity, defeat, or ruin) His campaign came to grief.
: to meet or deal with firmly, frankly, or straightforwardly come to grips with the unemployment problem
: to get hold of oneself : regain self-control But when he came to himself he said, "How many of my father's hired servants have bread enough and to spare … " — Luke 15:17 (Revised Standard Version)
1 : to reach an agreement —often used with with The company has come to terms with the union.
2 : to become adjusted especially emotionally or intellectually —usually used with with come to terms with modern life
: to meet or find by chance : come across came upon an old friend
: existing or arriving in the future in the days to come There will be more trouble to come.
variants: or less commonly cum
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