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Come

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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Interjection

CIDE DICTIONARY

Comev. i. [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. √23. Cf. Base, n., Convene, Adventure.].
  •  To move hitherward; to draw near; to approach the speaker, or some place or person indicated; -- opposed to go.  [1913 Webster]
    "Look, who comes yonder?"  [1913 Webster]
    "I did not come to curse thee."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To complete a movement toward a place; to arrive.  [1913 Webster]
    "When we came to Rome."  [1913 Webster]
    "Lately come from Italy."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To approach or arrive, as if by a journey or from a distance.  Matt. vi. 10.  [1913 Webster]
    "The hour is coming, and now is."  [1913 Webster]
    "So quick bright things come to confusion."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To approach or arrive, as the result of a cause, or of the act of another.  [1913 Webster]
    "From whence come wars?"  [1913 Webster]
    "Both riches and honor come of thee !"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To arrive in sight; to be manifest; to appear.  [1913 Webster]
    "Then butter does refuse to come."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To get to be, as the result of change or progress; -- with a predicate; as, to come untied.  [1913 Webster]
    " 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."  [1913 Webster]
    "How come you thus estranged?"  [1913 Webster]
    "How come her eyes so bright?"  [1913 Webster]
    "Think not that I am come to destroy."  [1913 Webster]
    "We are come off like Romans."  [1913 Webster]
    "The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year."  [1913 Webster]
    "They were cried
    In meeting, come next Sunday.
    "
    "On better thoughts, and my urged reasons,
    They are come about, and won to the true side.
    "
Comev. t. 
     To carry through; to succeed in; as, you can't come any tricks here.  [1913 Webster]
To come it, to succeed in a trick of any sort. [Slang]
Comen. 
     Coming.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Come, v. & n.
--v.intr. (past came; past part. come)
1 move, be brought towards, or reach a place thought of as near or familiar to the speaker or hearer (come and see me; shall we come to your house?; the books have come).
2 reach or be brought to a specified situation or result (you'll come to no harm; have come to believe it; has come to be used wrongly; came into prominence).
3 reach or extend to a specified point (the road comes within a mile of us).
4 traverse or accomplish (with compl. : have come a long way).
5 occur, happen; become present instead of future (how did you come to break your leg?).
6 take or occupy a specified position in space or time (it comes on the third page; Nero came after Claudius; it does not come within the scope of the inquiry).
7 become perceptible or known (the church came into sight; the news comes as a surprise; it will come to me).
8 be available (the dress comes in three sizes; this model comes with optional features).
9 become (with compl. : the handle has come loose).
10 (foll. by of) a be descended from (comes of a rich family). b be the result of (that comes of complaining).
11 colloq. play the part of; behave like (with compl. : don't come the bully with me).
12 sl. have a sexual orgasm.
13 (in subj.) colloq. when a specified time is reached (come next month).
14 (as int.) expressing caution or reserve (come, it cannot be that bad).
--n. sl. semen ejaculated at a sexual orgasm.

Idiom
as ... as they come typically or supremely so (is as tough as they come). come about happen; take place. come across
1 be effective or understood.
2 (foll. by with) sl. hand over what is wanted.
3 meet or find by chance (came across an old jacket).
come again colloq.
1 make a further effort.
2 (as imper.)
) what did you say? come along
1 make progress; move forward.
2 (as imper.) hurry up.
come and go
1 pass to and fro; be transitory.
2 pay brief visits. come apart fall or break into pieces, disintegrate.
come at
1 reach, discover; get access to.
2 attack (came at me with a knife). come-at-able adj. reachable, accessible.
come away
1 become detached or broken off (came away in my hands).
2 (foll. by with) be left with a feeling, impression, etc. (came away with many misgivings). come back 1 return.
2 recur to one's memory.
3 become fashionable or popular again.
4 US reply, retort. come before be dealt with by (a judge etc.).
come between
1 interfere with the relationship of.
2 separate; prevent contact between.
come by
1 pass; go past.
2 call on a visit (why not come by tomorrow?).
3 acquire, obtain (came by a new bicycle). come clean see CLEAN.
come down
1 come to a place or position regarded as lower.
2 lose position or wealth (has come down in the world).
3 be handed down by tradition or inheritance.
4 be reduced; show a downward trend (prices are coming down).
5 (foll. by against, in favour of) reach a decision or recommendation (the report came down against change).
6 (foll. by to) signify or betoken basically; be dependent on (a factor) (it comes down to who is willing to go).
7 (foll. by on) criticize harshly; rebuke, punish.
8 (foll. by with) begin to suffer from (a disease).
come for
1 come to collect or receive.
2 attack (came for me with a hammer).
come forward
1 advance.
2 offer oneself for a task, post, etc. come-hither attrib.adj. colloq. (of a look or manner) enticing, flirtatious.
come in
1 enter a house or room.
2 take a specified position in a race etc. (came in third).
3 become fashionable or seasonable.
4 a have a useful role or function. b (with compl.) prove to be (came in very handy). c have a part to play (where do I come in?).
5 be received (more news has just come in).
6 begin speaking, esp. in radio transmission.
7 be elected; come to power.
8 Cricket begin an innings.
9 (foll. by for) receive; be the object of (usu. something unwelcome) (came in for much criticism).
10 (foll. by on) join (an enterprise etc.).
11 (of a tide) turn to high tide.
12 (of a train, ship, or aircraft) approach its destination.
come into
1 see senses 2, 7 of v.
2 receive, esp. as heir. come near see NEAR. come of age see AGE. come off 1 colloq. (of an action) succeed; be accomplished.
2 (with compl.) fare; turn out (came off badly; came off the winner).
3 coarse sl. have a sexual orgasm.
4 be detached or detachable (from).
5 fall (from).
6 be reduced or subtracted from ({pound}5 came off the price). come off it (as imper.) colloq. an expression of disbelief or refusal to accept another's opinion, behaviour, etc.
come on
1 continue to come.
2 advance, esp. to attack.
3 make progress; thrive (is really coming on).
4 (foll. by to + infin.) begin (it came on to rain).
5 appear on the stage, field of play, etc.
6 be heard or seen on television, on the telephone, etc.
7 arise to be discussed.
8 (as imper.) expressing encouragement.
9 = come upon. come-on n. sl. a lure or enticement.
come out
1 emerge; become known (it came out that he had left).
2 appear or be published (comes out every Saturday).
3 a declare oneself; make a decision (came out in favour of joining). b openly declare that one is a homosexual.
4 Brit. go on strike.
5 a be satisfactorily visible in a photograph etc., or present in a specified way (the dog didn't come out; he came out badly). b (of a photograph) be produced satisfactorily or in a specified way (only three have come out; they all came out well).
6 attain a specified result in an examination etc.
7 (of a stain etc.) be removed.
8 make one's d{eacute}but on stage or in society.
9 (foll. by in) be covered with (came out in spots).
10 (of a problem) be solved.
11 (foll. by with) declare openly; disclose.
come over
1 come from some distance or nearer to the speaker (came over from Paris; come over here a moment).
2 change sides or one's opinion.
3 a (of a feeling etc.) overtake or affect (a person). b colloq. feel suddenly (came over faint).
4 appear or sound in a specified way (you came over very well; the ideas came over clearly).
5 affect or influence (I don't know what came over me).
come round
1 pay an informal visit.
2 recover consciousness.
3 be converted to another person's opinion.
4 (of a date or regular occurrence) recur; be imminent again.
come through
1 be successful; survive.
2 be received by telephone.
3 survive or overcome (a difficulty) (came through the ordeal).
come to
1 recover consciousness.
2 Naut. bring a vessel to a stop.
3 reach in total; amount to.
4 refl. a recover consciousness. b stop being foolish.
5 have as a destiny; reach (what is the world coming to?). come to hand become available; be recovered. come to light see LIGHT(1). come to nothing have no useful result in the end; fail. come to pass happen, occur. come to rest cease moving. come to one's senses see SENSE. come to that colloq. in fact; if that is the case.
come under
1 be classified as or among.
2 be subject to (influence or authority).
come up
1 come to a place or position regarded as higher.
2 attain wealth or position (come up in the world ).
3 (of an issue, problem, etc.) arise; present itself; be mentioned or discussed.
4 (often foll. by to) a approach a person, esp. to talk. b approach or draw near to a specified time, event, etc. (is coming up to eight o'clock).
5 (foll. by to) match (a standard etc.).
6 (foll. by with) produce (an idea etc.), esp. in response to a challenge.
7 (of a plant etc.) spring up out of the ground.
8 become brighter (e.g. with polishing); shine more brightly. come up against be faced with or opposed by.
come upon
1 meet or find by chance.
2 attack by surprise. come what may no matter what happens. have it coming to one colloq. be about to get one's deserts. how come? colloq. how did that happen? if it comes to that in that case. to come future; in the future (the year to come; many problems were still to come).
Etymology
OE cuman f. Gmc

THESAURUS

Come

accomplish, accost, achieve, achieve satisfaction, acquire, add up, add up to, advance, affect, aggregate, amount to, anticipate, appear, approach, appropinquate, approximate, arise, arrive, arrive at, arrive in, assault, attack, attain, attain to, await, awaken, bail out, be, be destined, be fated, be found, be imminent, be involved, be met with, be realized, be received, be revealed, be to be, be to come, bear down on, bear down upon, bear up, bechance, become manifest, become visible, befall, betide, blame, blow in, bob up, break, break cover, break forth, bump into, burst forth, catch, chance, charge, check in, clean, climax, clock in, close, close in, close with, come about, come across, come along, come apart, come around, come at, come by, come clean, come closer, come down, come down on, come down with, come forth, come forward, come in, come in sight, come near, come off, come on, come out, come over, come through, come to, come to hand, come to light, come to pass, come true, come up, communicate, concern, conclude, confront, contract, criticize, crop out, crop up, crumble, debouch, descend on, descend upon, develop, discover, disembogue, disintegrate, do, draw near, draw nigh, draw on, earn, effuse, ejaculate, emanate, emerge, encounter, end, enter, erupt, eventuate, expect, extrude, fade in, fall, fall out, fall to pieces, fare, fetch, fetch up at, find, finish, fly at, foresee, foretell, gain, gain upon, get, get about, get around, get better, get hold of, get in, get off, get out, get there, get to, get well, give up, go about, go for, go off, go over, grow, hap, happen, happen along, happen by chance, hazard, heave in sight, hit, hit town, hope, influence, involve, issue, issue forth, jump out, lay hold of, leak out, lie ahead, look for, look forth, look forward to, loom, make, make for, make it, materialize, move, move along, narrow the gap, near, nigh, not fail, number, obtain, occur, outcrop, pass, pass off, pay up, peep out, penetrate, plan, plot, pop up, possess, pounce on, pounce upon, predict, premiere, present itself, procure, progress, project, prophesy, protrude, prove, proximate, pull in, punch in, reach, reach orgasm, rear its head, rebuke, regard, relate to, reprimand, revile, revive, ring in, rise, roll in, run across, run into, run to, rush at, sally, sally forth, secure, see the light, separate, settle, show, show up, sidle up to, sign in, sink in, step up, stream forth, strike the eye, stumble on, stumble upon, submit, succeed, succumb to, surface, tack, take place, take possession of, terminate, threaten, thrive, time in, total, transpire, turn out, turn up, visit, wake up, win, yield

ROGET THESAURUS

Come

Eventuality

VB happen, occur, take place, take effect, come, become of, come off, comeabout, come round, come into existence, come forth, come to pass, come on, pass, present itself, fall, fall out, turn out, run, be on foot, fall in, befall, betide, bechance, prove, eventuate, draw on, turn up, crop up, spring up, pop up, arise, show up, show its face, appear, come forth, cast up, supervene, survene, issue, arrive, ensue, arise, start, hold, take its course, pass off, meet with, experience, enjoy, encounter, undergo, suffer, pass through, go through, be subjected to, be exposed to, fall to the lot of, be one's chance, be one's fortune, be one's lot, find, endure.

Arrival

VB arrive, get to, come to, come, reach, attain, come up with, come up to, overtake, make, fetch, complete, join, rejoin, light, alight, dismount, land, go ashore, debark, disembark, put in, put into, visit, cast anchor, pitch one's tent, sit down, get to one's journey's end, make the land, be in at the death, come back, get back, come home, get home, return, come in, make one's appearance, drop in, detrain, deplane, outspan, de-orbit, come to hand, come at, come across, hit, come upon, light upon, pop upon, bounce upon, plump upon, burst upon, pitch upon, meet, encounter, rencounter, come in contact.

Sexuality

VB mate, copulate, make love, have intercourse, fornicate, have sex, do it, sleep together, fuck, sleep around, play the field, masturbate, jerk off, jack off, play with oneself, have the hots, become aroused, get hot, have an erection, get it up, come, climax, ejaculate.


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