Definitions for: Come


[v] come to pass; arrive, as in due course; "The first success came three days later"; "It came as a shock"; "Dawn comes early in June"
[v] be found or available; "These shoes come in three colors; The furniture comes unassembled"
[v] happen as a result; "Nothing good will come of this"
[v] reach a state, relation, or condition; "The water came to a boil"; "We came to understand the true meaning of life"; "Their anger came to a boil"; "I came to realize the true meaning of life"
[v] have a certain priority; "My family comes first"
[v] come to one's mind; suggest itself; "It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary"; "A great idea then came to her"
[v] cover a certain distance; "She came a long way"
[v] move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody; "He came singing down the road"; "Come with me to the Casbah"; "come down here!"; "come out of the closet!"; "come into the room"
[v] reach a destination; arrive by movement or by making progress; "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "He got into college"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
[v] be received, as of news on the radio or television; "News came in of the massacre in Rwanda"
[v] experience orgasm; "she could not come because she was too upset"
[v] proceed or get along; "How is she doing in her new job?"; "How are you making out in graduate school?"; "He's come a long way"
[v] to be the product or result; "Melons come from a vine"; "Understanding comes from experience"
[v] develop into; "This idea will never amount to anything"; "nothing came of his grandiose plans"
[v] add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000"
[v] extend or reach; "The water came up to my waist"; "The sleeves come to your knuckles"
[v] come under, be classified or included; "fall into a category"; "This comes under a new heading"
[v] enter or assume a condition, relation, use, or position; "He came into contact with a terrorist group"; "The shoes came untied"; "I came to see his point of view"; "her face went red with anger"; "The knot came loose"; "Your wish will come true"
[v] come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example; "She was descended from an old Italian noble family"; "he comes from humble origins"
[v] be a native of; "She hails from Kalamazoo"
[v] exist or occur in a certain point in a series; "Next came the student from France"
[v] come forth; "A scream came from the woman's mouth"; "His breath came hard"



Webster (1913) Definition: Come, v. i. [imp. Came; p. p. Come; p. pr & vb. n.
Coming.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS. kuman,
D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan.
komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr.
gam. [root]23. Cf. Base, n., Convene, Adventure.]
1. To move hitherward; to draw near; to approach the speaker,
or some place or person indicated; -- opposed to go.

Look, who comes yonder? --Shak.

I did not come to curse thee. --Tennyson.

2. To complete a movement toward a place; to arrive.

When we came to Rome. --Acts xxviii.
16.

Lately come from Italy. --Acts xviii.
2.

3. To approach or arrive, as if by a journey or from a
distance. ``Thy kingdom come.'' --Matt. vi. 10.

The hour is coming, and now is. --John. v. 25.

So quick bright things come to confusion. --Shak.

4. To approach or arrive, as the result of a cause, or of the
act of another.

From whence come wars? --James iv. 1.

Both riches and honor come of thee ! --1 Chron.
xxix. 12.

5. To arrive in sight; to be manifest; to appear.

Then butter does refuse to come. --Hudibras.

6. To get to be, as the result of change or progress; -- with
a predicate; as, to come untied.

How come you thus estranged? --Shak.

How come her eyes so bright? --Shak.

Note: Am come, is come, etc., are frequently used instead of
have come, has come, etc., esp. in poetry. The verb to
be gives a clearer adjectival significance to the
participle as expressing a state or condition of the
subject, while the auxiliary have expresses simply the
completion of the action signified by the verb.

Think not that I am come to destroy. --Matt. v.
17.

We are come off like Romans. --Shak.

The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the
year. --Bryant.

Note: Come may properly be used (instead of go) in speaking
of a movement hence, or away, when there is reference
to an approach to the person addressed; as, I shall
come home next week; he will come to your house to-day.
It is used with other verbs almost as an auxiliary,
indicative of approach to the action or state expressed
by the verb; as, how came you to do it? Come is used
colloquially, with reference to a definite future time
approaching, without an auxiliary; as, it will be two
years, come next Christmas; i. e., when Christmas shall
come.

They were cried In meeting, come next Sunday.
--Lowell.
Come, in the imperative, is used to excite attention,
or to invite to motion or joint action; come, let us
go. ``This is the heir; come, let us kill him.''
--Matt. xxi. 38. When repeated, it sometimes expresses
haste, or impatience, and sometimes rebuke. ``Come,
come, no time for lamentation now.'' --Milton.

To come, yet to arrive, future. ``In times to come.''
--Dryden. ``There's pippins and cheese to come.'' --Shak.

To come about.
(a) To come to pass; to arrive; to happen; to result; as,
how did these things come about?
(b) To change; to come round; as, the ship comes about.
``The wind is come about.'' --Shak.

On better thoughts, and my urged reasons, They
are come about, and won to the true side. --B.
Jonson.

To come abroad.
(a) To move or be away from one's home or country. ``Am
come abroad to see the world.'' --Shak.
(b) To become public or known. [Obs.] ``Neither was
anything kept secret, but that it should come
abroad.'' --Mark. iv. 22.

To come across, to meet; to find, esp. by chance or
suddenly. ``We come across more than one incidental
mention of those wars.'' --E. A. Freeman. ``Wagner's was
certainly one of the strongest and most independent
natures I ever came across.'' --H. R. Haweis.

To come after.
(a) To follow.
(b) To come to take or to obtain; as, to come after a
book.

To come again, to return. ``His spirit came again and he
revived.'' --Judges. xv. 19. -

To come and go.
(a) To appear and disappear; to change; to alternate.
``The color of the king doth come and go.'' --Shak.
(b) (Mech.) To play backward and forward.

To come at.
(a) To reach; to arrive within reach of; to gain; as, to
come at a true knowledge of ourselves.
(b) To come toward; to attack; as, he came at me with
fury.

To come away, to part or depart.

To come between, to intervene; to separate; hence, to cause
estrangement.

To come by.
(a) To obtain, gain, acquire. ``Examine how you came by
all your state.'' --Dryden.
(b) To pass near or by way of.

To come down.
(a) To descend.
(b) To be humbled.

To come down upon, to call to account, to reprimand.
[Colloq.] --Dickens.

To come home.
(a) To return to one's house or family.
(b) To come close; to press closely; to touch the
feelings, interest, or reason.
(c) (Naut.) To be loosened from the ground; -- said of an
anchor.

To come in.
(a) To enter, as a town, house, etc. ``The thief cometh
in.'' --Hos. vii. 1.
(b) To arrive; as, when my ship comes in.
(c) To assume official station or duties; as, when Lincoln
came in.
(d) To comply; to yield; to surrender. ``We need not fear
his coming in'' --Massinger.
(e) To be brought into use. ``Silken garments did not come
in till late.'' --Arbuthnot.
(f) To be added or inserted; to be or become a part of.
(g) To accrue as gain from any business or investment.
(h) To mature and yield a harvest; as, the crops come in
well.
(i) To have sexual intercourse; -- with to or unto. --Gen.
xxxviii. 16.
(j) To have young; to bring forth; as, the cow will come
in next May. [U. S.]

To come in for, to claim or receive. ``The rest came in for
subsidies.'' --Swift.

To come into, to join with; to take part in; to agree to;
to comply with; as, to come into a party or scheme.

To come it over, to hoodwink; to get the advantage of.
[Colloq.]

To come near or nigh, to approach in place or quality; to
be equal to. ``Nothing ancient or modern seems to come
near it.'' --Sir W. Temple.

To come of.
(a) To descend or spring from. ``Of Priam's royal race my
mother came.'' --Dryden.
(b) To result or follow from. ``This comes of judging by
the eye.'' --L'Estrange.

To come off.
(a) To depart or pass off from.
(b) To get free; to get away; to escape.
(c) To be carried through; to pass off; as, it came off
well.
(d) To acquit one's self; to issue from (a contest, etc.);
as, he came off with honor; hence, substantively, a
come-off, an escape; an excuse; an evasion. [Colloq.]
(e) To pay over; to give. [Obs.]
(f) To take place; to happen; as, when does the race come
off?
(g) To be or become after some delay; as, the weather came
off very fine.
(h) To slip off or be taken off, as a garment; to
separate.
(i) To hurry away; to get through. --Chaucer.

To come off by, to suffer. [Obs.] ``To come off by the
worst.'' --Calamy.

To come off from, to leave. ``To come off from these grave
disquisitions.'' --Felton.

To come on.
(a) To advance; to make progress; to thrive.
(b) To move forward; to approach; to supervene.

To come out.
(a) To pass out or depart, as from a country, room,
company, etc. ``They shall come out with great
substance.'' --Gen. xv. 14.
(b) To become public; to appear; to be published. ``It is
indeed come out at last.'' --Bp. Stillingfleet.
(c) To end; to result; to turn out; as, how will this
affair come out? he has come out well at last.
(d) To be introduced into society; as, she came out two
seasons ago.
(e) To appear; to show itself; as, the sun came out.
(f) To take sides; to take a stand; as, he came out
against the tariff.



To come out with, to give publicity to; to disclose.

To come over.
(a) To pass from one side or place to another.
``Perpetually teasing their friends to come over to
them.'' --Addison.
(b) To rise and pass over, in distillation.

To come over to, to join.

To come round.
(a) To recur in regular course.
(b) To recover. [Colloq.]
(c) To change, as the wind.
(d) To relent. --J. H. Newman.
(e) To circumvent; to wheedle. [Colloq.]

To come short, to be deficient; to fail of attaining. ``All
have sinned and come short of the glory of God.'' --Rom.
iii. 23.

To come to.
(a) To consent or yield. --Swift.
(b) (Naut.) (with the accent on to) To luff; to bring the
ship's head nearer the wind; to anchor.
(c) (with the accent on to) To recover, as from a swoon.
(d) To arrive at; to reach.
(e) To amount to; as, the taxes come to a large sum.
(f) To fall to; to be received by, as an inheritance.
--Shak.

To come to blows. See under Blow.

To come to grief. See under Grief.

To come to a head.
(a) To suppurate, as a boil.
(b) To mature; to culminate; as a plot.

To come to one's self, to recover one's senses.

To come to pass, to happen; to fall out.

To come to the scratch.
(a) (Prize Fighting) To step up to the scratch or mark
made in the ring to be toed by the combatants in
beginning a contest; hence:
(b) To meet an antagonist or a difficulty bravely.
[Colloq.]



To come to time.
(a) (Prize Fighting) To come forward in order to resume
the contest when the interval allowed for rest is over
and ``time'' is called; hence:
(b) To keep an appointment; to meet expectations.
[Colloq.]

To come together.
(a) To meet for business, worship, etc.; to assemble.
--Acts i. 6.
(b) To live together as man and wife. --Matt. i. 18.

To come true, to happen as predicted or expected.

To come under, to belong to, as an individual to a class.


To come up
(a) to ascend; to rise.
(b) To be brought up; to arise, as a question.
(c) To spring; to shoot or rise above the earth, as a
plant.
(d) To come into use, as a fashion.

To come up the capstan (Naut.), to turn it the contrary
way, so as to slacken the rope about it.

To come up the tackle fall (Naut.), to slacken the tackle
gently. --Totten.

To come up to, to rise to; to equal.

To come up with, to overtake or reach by pursuit.

To come upon.
(a) To befall.
(b) To attack or invade.
(c) To have a claim upon; to become dependent upon for
support; as, to come upon the town.
(d) To light or chance upon; to find; as, to come upon hid
treasure.


Come, v. t.
To carry through; to succeed in; as, you can't come any
tricks here. [Slang]

To come it, to succeed in a trick of any sort. [Slang]


Come, n.
Coming. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Synonyms: add up, amount, arrive, come up, derive, descend, do, fall, fare, follow, get, get along, issue forth, make out, number, occur, total

Antonyms: depart, go away, go forth, leave

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