com·​er ˈkə-mər How to pronounce comer (audio)
: one that comes or arrives
welcomed all comers
: 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.
Recent Examples on the Web Murphy's terse talk and thousand-yard stare are enough to intimidate all comers (not to mention the razor sewn into the peak of his newsboy cap). Danny Horn,, 7 Mar. 2024 The mystery company has now developed mini drones with facial recognition and advanced AI, making 100,000 of these perfect weapons of mass destruction available to all comers for the low, low price of $25 million. Sara Netzley,, 1 Apr. 2024 Proposals in Nevada, Colorado and Idaho would scrap party primary races in favor of a single primary open to all comers; the top four finishers (or, in Nevada, five) would advance to the general election. Michael Wines, New York Times, 8 Feb. 2024 She’s been a young comer the past two seasons, watched closely and hopefully by women’s tennis, which has seen China as a significant part of its future since Li Na won the French Open in 2011. Gerald Marzorati, The New Yorker, 27 Jan. 2024 The name had taken root in my brain and defeated all comers. Jordan Castro, Harper's Magazine, 5 Jan. 2024 There’s always one in progress in the reading room, open to all comers, and on chilly days, the librarians light the fireplace. Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2023 Helio Gracie, Rickson’s father, challenged all comers to a fight at his academies in Rio de Janeiro. Kevin Maurer, Rolling Stone, 12 Nov. 2023 The arrival of Raffles has set off an amenity arms race in Boston, with the city’s existing luxury inns determined to not allow this new comer to steal their thunder. Linda Laban, Robb Report, 21 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of comer was in the 14th century

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“Comer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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