Definition of come
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 wayf : 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.c (1) : happen, occur No harm will come to you. (2) : to come to pass : take place —used in the subjunctive with inverted subject and verb to express the particular time or occasion Come spring the days will be longer.d : originate, arise Wine comes from grapes. They come from sturdy stock.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 comej or less commonly cum \ˈkəm\ often vulgar : to experience orgasm
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 cropper
come into one's own
come of age
come off it
come to grief
come to grips with
come to oneself
come to pass
come to terms
Examples of come in a sentence
Please come here for a minute. I want to show you something.
She came quietly into the room.
He came home late again last night.
The dog began to growl as we came closer.
The captain of the ship invited us to come aboard.
People come from all over the country to see him.
Some people came by car while others came by plane.
Why don't you come and stay with us for a while?
About a hundred people are coming to the wedding.
People come many miles to visit the shrine.
Origin and Etymology of come
Middle English, from Old English cuman; akin to Old High German queman to come, Latin venire, Greek bainein to walk, go
First Known Use: before 12th century
COME Defined for Kids
Definition of come for Students
1 : to move toward : approach Come here.
2 : to go or travel to a place I'll be coming home for the weekend.
4 : to reach the point of being or becoming The water came to a boil. The rope came untied.
5 : to add up : amount The bill comes to ten dollars.
6 : to happen or occur This couldn't have come at a better time.
7 : to be available These books come in four bindings.
8 : 1reach 3 The water came to our knees.
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