:to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose
- Come and see what's going on.
:to reach a particular station in a series
- Now we come to the section on health.
:to arrive in due course
- The time has come to make your decision.
:to approach in kind or quality
- This comes near perfection.
:to reach a condition or conclusion
- came to regard him as a friend
- Come to think of it, you may be right.
:to advance toward accomplishment :come along
- The job is coming nicely.
:to advance in a particular manner
- Come running when I call.
:to advance, rise, or improve in rank or condition
- Her dress came to her ankles.
2 a (1)
:to arrive at a particular place, end, result, or conclusion
- He came to regret his choice.
- The taxes on it come to more than it's worth.
:to appear to the mind
:to appear on a scene :make an appearance
- Children come equipped to learn any language.
: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.
:to enter or assume a condition, position, or relation
- The artillery came into action.
:to fall within a field of view or a range of application
- This comes within the terms of the treaty.
:to issue forth
- A sob came from her throat.
:to take form
- Churn till the butter comes.
:to be available
- This model comes in several sizes.
or less commonly
, often vulgar
:to experience orgasm
:to fall to a person in a division or inheritance of property
- Several thousand dollars came to him from his uncle.
:to become moved favorably :relent
:to turn out to be
- Good clothes don't come cheap.
:to approach or be near (an age)
- a child coming eight years old
:to take on the aspect of
:to meet, find, or encounter especially by chance
- Researchers have come across important new evidence.
:to speak further
—used as an interrogative
:to tell the whole story :confess
- came clean about her crimes
:to acquire as a possession or achievement
come into one's own
:to achieve one's potential
:to gain recognition
- He had a slow start as a pitcher, but he's come into his own this season.
come of age
:to reach maturity
- Your class has come of age at a moment of great consequence for our nation and for the world …
- —Barack Obama
come off it
:to cease foolish or pretentious talk or behavior
- Come off it, you're being silly.
:to seize suddenly and strangely
:to be a question of
- When it comes to pitching horseshoes, he's the champ.
come to grief
:to encounter misfortune (such as calamity, defeat, or ruin)
- His campaign came to grief.
come to grips with
:to meet or deal with firmly, frankly, or straightforwardly
- come to grips with the unemployment problem
come to oneself
: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)
come to pass
- Many of the things he predicted have come to pass.
come to terms
:to reach an agreement
—often used with with
- The company has come to terms with the union.
: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
:existing or arriving in the future
- There will be more trouble to come.