come from

Definition of come from

1 :to have (a specified origin or source)
  • Wine comes from grapes.
  • English words come from a wide variety of sources.
often used to describe a person's family
  • She comes from a wealthy family.
  • He comes from a long line of entertainers.
2 :to be the result of (something)
  • I'm not surprised that you don't feel well. That's what comes from not eating the right kinds of food.
3 :to be from (a place)
  • She comes (originally) from a small southern town.
  • The people who attend the convention come from countries all around the world.
  • Where did this wine come from?
  • There was a bad smell coming from the basement.
sometimes used figuratively with respect to someone's thinking or point of view
  • (informal) I understand where you're coming from.
4 :to be said or told by (someone)
  • This information comes from a person I trust.

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