- The definition of a came is a piece of lead that holds together glass panes.
An example of a came is a lead piece keeping a stained-glass window together.
- Came is defined as to have moved closer or to have arrived.
An example of came is to have arrived at the house yesterday.
came definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Middle Dutch kaam, literally , comb
came definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Possibly dialectal kame, ridge; see kame.
Variant of come
- to move from a place thought of as “there” to or into a place thought of as “here”:
- in the second person, with relation to the speaker: come to me, will you come to the dance tonight?
- in the first person, with relation to the person addressed: I will come to see you
- in the third person, with relation to the person or thing approached: he came into the room
- to approach or reach by or as by moving toward
- to arrive or appear: help will come
- to extend; reach: the bus line comes near the hotel
- to happen; take place: success came to him early in life
- to take form in the mind, as through recollection: her name finally came to him
- to occur in a certain place or order: after 9 comes 10
- to become actual; evolve; develop: peace will come in time
- to proceed; progress; get (along): how's your new book coming (along)?
- to be derived: milk comes from cows
- to be descended: he comes from an old family
- to be a native, resident, or former resident: with from
- to be caused; result: illness may come from a poor diet
- ☆ to be due or owed (to): used in the participle: to get what is coming to one
- to pass by or as by inheritance: the house came to him on the death of his father
- to enter into a certain state or condition: this word has come into use
- to get to be; become: my shoe came loose
- to be obtainable or available: this dress comes in four sizes
- to amount; add up (to)
- Informal to have a sexual orgasm
- when (a specified time or event) occurs [come evening, he will return]: used with the subject after the verb
Origin: Middle English comen ; from Old English cuman, akin to Gothic qiman, German kommen ; from Indo-European base an unverified form gwem-, an unverified form gwā-, to go, come from source Classical Latin venire, to come, Classical Greek bainein, to go