com·​er | \ˈkə-mər \

Definition of comer 

1 : one that comes or arrives welcomed all comers

2 : one making rapid progress or showing promise

Examples of comer in a Sentence

We're giving free T-shirts away to the first comers. She's regarded as a comer in political circles.

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Tom Ford kicks things off early (or perhaps just on time?) on Wednesday night, ahead of a busy week of headliners and up-and-comers. Elisee Browchuk, Vogue, "New York Fashion Week 2018 Calendar: The Who, What, Where, When, and Why," 31 Aug. 2018 He’ll be joined in the relay event by up-and-comer Summer Britcher. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, "Winter Olympics 2018: What to watch on Day 7," 14 Feb. 2018 This is a big bonus for up-and-comers still trying to make a name for themselves. Caitlin Moscatello, House Beautiful, "Affordable Art: Get Your Artwork Like Your CSA Veggies," 28 Aug. 2013 Out on the course, a pair of Eastern kingbirds pugnaciously defended territory against all comers, all the while giving their characteristic tinkling scold. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, "Chasing rarities can be fun, but enjoy the common species, too," 6 June 2018 Part 1: The Art of the Steal: With the GOP nominee behind in the polls for much of 2016, Team Trump seemed willing to listen to offers of help from any and all comers, morality or election laws notwithstanding. Will Bunch,, "How the Trump family sold U.S. foreign policy to the highest bidder | Will Bunch," 20 May 2018 The bullpen already contains a few up-and-comers, and the organization has interesting relief talent in the upper levels of its farm system. Dennis Lin,, "Stammen interested in re-signing with Padres," 10 Sep. 2017 Robinson, 80, was well known in the community from her years in the House of Delegates, but the 40-year-old Hayes has been seen as an up-and-comer in Annapolis. Michael Dresser,, "Three veteran state lawmakers from Baltimore fall behind challengers in Maryland General Assembly races," 27 June 2018 Here's some upcoming acts to check out: 6/17: Nora En Pure Real name Daniela Niederer, the South African-Swiss DJ is an up and comer in the global dance music world. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Las Vegas comes to Phoenix: Tiesto, Diplo and other top DJs to perform at pool parties," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of comer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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

: someone who is making progress quickly and is likely to be successful

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