com·​er | \ ˈkə-mər How to pronounce comer (audio) \

Definition of comer

1 : one that comes or arrives welcomed all comers
2 : one making rapid progress or showing promise

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We're giving free T-shirts away to the first comers. She's regarded as a comer in political circles.
Recent Examples on the Web Stylists from the magazine were on hand to help shoppers deliberate, while many of Hollywood’s brightest stars and sparkling up-and-comers turned up to show their support for the two historic brands. Vogue, "Hollywood’s Most Fashionable Decks the Halls With Polo Ralph Lauren and Vogue," 21 Dec. 2019 Rhett Lashlee, Chip Lindsey and Dillingham were all much younger coaches who were all still up-and-comers in the coaching industry, while Morris has been there and done that. Tom Green |, al, "Gus Malzahn thanks Kenny Dillingham, welcomes start of Chad Morris era at Auburn," 15 Dec. 2019 But whether a deep-pocketed donor or an emerging jazz enthusiast, this joyful jam welcomes all-comers. Catherine Bigelow,, "Holiday Heroes take the field at Oracle Park for 10th annual fundraiser," 30 Dec. 2019 As the hospital of last resort in a poor nation of 17 million, UTH treats all comers. Oliver Staley, Quartz Africa, "Zambia has 17 million people, a stroke epidemic, and no neurologists," 30 Dec. 2019 But the high price of child care for these up and comers threatens that economic supply line., "Carleigh Beriont, a 30-year-old Harvard grad student, makes $2,800 a month teaching and grading papers. But it cost her and her husband, a middle school teacher, $2,000 a month for child care for her daughter — and that’s in Newburyport, where the couple live.," 2 Dec. 2019 There have certainly been some close calls since UCF last dropped a home game, but the Knights have ultimately prevailed against all comers in the more than 1,100 days that have passed. Brian Murphy,, "UCF football pushes for third straight perfect home record," 26 Nov. 2019 Emmanuel Saina, also from Kenya, won the Buenes Aires Marathon in a South American all-comers record of 2:05:21, breaking the course record by more than four minutes in his debut. Shannon Ryan,, "Chicago Marathon 2019: Who are those pace runners — and why are they there?," 13 Oct. 2019 Experienced mathematicians warn up-and-comers to stay away from the Collatz conjecture. Quanta Magazine, "Mathematician Proves Huge Result on ‘Dangerous’ Problem," 11 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of comer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 Jan 2020

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“Comer.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of comer

: a person who goes to a place to take part in an activity
: a person who arrives at a place
US, informal : someone who is making progress quickly and is likely to be successful

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showing steady, earnest care and effort

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