comer

noun
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

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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But they are flattered that outsiders are interested, and insist on their right to parley with all comers. The Economist, "Greenlanders say Donald Trump should have asked them first," 24 Aug. 2019 Through three rounds, Lashley has held the lead and held off all comers. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Rocket Mortgage Classic: Nate Lashley storms through the field for third straight day," 29 June 2019 The Phoenix native returned to the Druid City for the first time since his 2016 visit, re-filling the venue thanks also in part to talented openers and country up-and-comers Jon Pardi and Tenille Townes. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, "Dierks Bentley’s charisma captivates Tuscaloosa yet again," 12 Aug. 2019 Stage openers tend to be up-and-comers who can at least headline clubs in their own right. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Daywatch: Elevator woes at former John Hancock Center, an apparently false gator sighting and other things to know to start your day," 29 July 2019 Sanders also had to quickly woo the right mix of gamers to battle the tournament’s array of big-name streamers, wet-behind-the-ears up-and-comers, and any-given-Sunday long shots from around the globe. Eric Adelson, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Fortnite’ is about to award its best players $30 million. What happens next is anyone’s guess," 26 July 2019 Just two years ago, Anisimova won a $60,000 U.S. Pro Circuit event at the Natomas Racquet Club in Sacramento against a field of up-and-comers. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Fast-rising Amanda Anisimova highlights San Jose women’s tennis field," 26 July 2019 Sanders also had to quickly woo the right mix of gamers to battle the tournament’s array of big-name streamers, wet-behind-the-ears up-and-comers, and any-given-Sunday long shots from around the globe. Eric Adelson, Washington Post, "‘Fortnite’ is about to award its best players $30 million. What happens next is anyone’s guess.," 25 July 2019 None of the veterans is playing his very best tennis these days, but all three are ageing gracefully, easily swatting aside threats from up-and-comers. J.s., The Economist, "Novak Djokovic wins the most thrilling men’s tennis match ever," 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of comer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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comer

noun

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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