Come meaning

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To happen as a result.

This mess comes of your carelessness.

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Come means to reach a particular state or action.

An example of come is when you say the time has arrived for dinner.

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To occur in the mind.

A good idea just came to me.

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To have priority; rank.

My work comes first.

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The definition of come is to move closer to the requester.

An example of come is when someone moves from their spot across the room over to where you are.

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To fall to one.

No good can come of this.

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To move into view; appear.

The moon came over the horizon.

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To occur in time; take place.

The game will be played tomorrow, come rain or shine.

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(vulgar slang) To experience orgasm.
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Semen ejaculated during orgasm.
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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.
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To approach or reach by or as by moving toward.
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To arrive or appear.

Help will come.

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To extend; reach.

The bus line comes near the hotel.

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To happen; take place.

Success came to him early in life.

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To take form in the mind, as through recollection.

Her name finally came to him.

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To occur in a certain place or order.

After 9 comes 10

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To be caused; result.

Illness may come from a poor diet.

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To be due or owed (to)

To get what is coming to one.

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To pass by or as by inheritance.

The house came to him on the death of his father.

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To enter into a certain state or condition.

This word has come into use.

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To get to be; become.

My shoe came loose.

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To be obtainable or available.

This dress comes in four sizes.

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To amount; add up (to)
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(informal) To have a sexual orgasm.
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Used to express irritation, impatience, remonstrance, etc.

Oh come! it's not that bad.

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To extend; reach.

Water that came to my waist.

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To be a native or resident.

My friend comes from Chicago.

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To add up to a certain amount.

Expenses came to more than income.

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To be available or obtainable.

Shoes that come in all sizes.

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come a cropper
  • To fail utterly.
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come again
  • Used as a request to repeat what was said.
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come clean
  • To confess all.
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come down on
  • To punish, oppose, or reprimand severely and often with force:
    A district attorney who came down hard on drug dealers.
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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.
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come down with
  • To become sick with (an illness):
    Came down with the flu.
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come in for
  • To receive; be subjected to:
    Came in for harsh criticism.
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come into (one's) own
  • To get possession of what belongs to one.
  • To obtain rightful recognition or prosperity:
    A concert pianist who has at last come into his own.
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(slang) come off it
  • To stop acting or speaking foolishly or pretentiously. Often used in the imperative.
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come out with
  • To put into words; say:
    Always comes out with the truth.
  • To reveal publicly:
    Came out with a new tax package.
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come to blows
  • To begin a physical fight.
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come to grief
  • To meet with disaster; fail.
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come to grips with
  • To confront squarely and attempt to deal decisively with:
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come to light
  • To be clearly revealed or disclosed:
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come to terms with
  • To come to accept; become reconciled to:
    Finally came to terms with his lack of talent.
  • To reach mutual agreement:
    The warring factions have at last come to terms.
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come true
  • To happen as predicted:
    My fondest dreams have at last come true.
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come up against
  • To encounter, especially a difficulty or major problem.
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come up with
  • To bring forth, discover, or produce:
    Came up with a cure for the disease.
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as good as they come
  • among the best (or toughest, strongest, etc.)
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come about
  • to happen; occur
  • to turn about
  • to change course so that the sail or sails shift from one side of the vessel to the other, esp. to do so as by turning the bow into and across the wind; tack
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come across
  • to meet by accident; find by chance
  • to be effective, readily understood, etc.
  • to give, do, or say what is wanted; provide (with what is needed)
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come across (as)
  • to seem or appear (to be)
    He comes across as a shy person.
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come again?
  • what did you say? please repeat that!
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come alive
  • to become excited, enthusiastic, etc.
  • to become exciting, interesting, etc.
    New curtains made the room come alive.
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come along
  • to appear or arrive
  • to proceed or succeed
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come and get it!
  • the meal is ready!
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come around
  • to revive; recover
  • to make a turn or change in direction
  • to concede or yield, as to a demand
  • to come to visit
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come at
  • to reach; attain
  • to approach angrily or swiftly, as in attacking
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come back
  • to return
  • to make a comeback
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come between
  • to cause estrangement between; divide
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come by
  • to get; acquire; gain
  • to pay a visit
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come down
  • to suffer loss in status, wealth, etc.
  • to take place; happen
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come down on
  • to scold; criticize harshly
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come down with
  • to contract (a cold, flu, etc.)
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come forward
  • to offer one's services, testimony, etc.; volunteer
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come in
  • to enter
  • to arrive
  • to begin to be used; come into fashion
  • to start producing, as an oil well
  • to finish in a competitive event
    He came in fifth.
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come in for
  • to get or become eligible to get
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come into
  • to enter into; join
  • to inherit
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come of age
  • to reach the age when one has full legal rights
    Baseball came of age in the 1920s.
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come off
  • to become unfastened or detached
  • to happen; occur
  • to end up; emerge, as from a contest
  • to prove effective, successful, etc.
    Humor that didn't come off.
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come off it!
  • stop acting or talking in that way!
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come on
  • to make progress
  • to meet by accident; find
  • to appear, begin to work, make an entrance, etc.
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(informal) come on!
  • used to signify
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come on to
  • to make sexual advances toward
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come out
  • to be disclosed; become evident
  • to be offered for public inspection, sale, etc.
  • to be formally introduced to society; make a debut
  • to end up; turn out
    How did the election come out?.
  • to become actively homosexual or reveal that one is homosexual
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come out for
  • to announce one's approval of; endorse
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come out with
  • to disclose
  • to say; utter; publish
  • to offer for public inspection, sale, etc.
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come over
  • to happen to; occur to; seize
    A strange feeling came over me.
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come through
  • to wear through
  • to complete or endure something successfully
  • to do what is wanted; provide (with what is needed)
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come to
  • to recover consciousness
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come up
  • to arise; begin
    A light breeze came up.
  • to be mentioned, as in a discussion
  • to rise or improve, as in status
  • to be put forward, as for a vote
  • to enter a university
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come upon
  • to meet or encounter by accident
  • to attack
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come up to
  • to reach or extend to
  • to equal
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come up with
  • to propose, produce, find, suggest, etc.
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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