Come Definition

came, comes, coming
came, comes, coming
To move from a place thought of as “there” to or into a place thought of as “here”:
Webster's New World
To approach or reach by or as by moving toward.
Webster's New World
To advance in a specified manner.
The children came reluctantly when I insisted.
American Heritage
To fare.
How are things coming today? They're coming fine.
American Heritage
To arrive or appear.
Help will come.
Webster's New World
Semen ejaculated during orgasm.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
Used to express irritation, impatience, remonstrance, etc.
Oh come! it's not that bad.
Webster's New World
come a cropper
  • To fail utterly.
American Heritage
come again
  • Used as a request to repeat what was said.
American Heritage
come clean
  • To confess all.
American Heritage
come down on
  • To punish, oppose, or reprimand severely and often with force:

    a district attorney who came down hard on drug dealers.

American Heritage
come down to
  • To confront or deal with forthrightly:

    When you come right down to it, you have to admit I'm correct.

  • To amount to in essence:

    It comes down to this: the man is a cheat.

American Heritage

Origin of Come

  • Middle English comen from Old English cuman gwā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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