What is the meaning of come?

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  • Move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody.
    • usage: "He came singing down the road"; "Come with me to the Casbah"; "come down here"; "come out of the closet"; "come into the room"
  • Reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress.
    • usage: "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
  • Come to pass; arrive, as in due course.
    • usage: "The first success came three days later"; "It came as a shock"; "Dawn comes early in June"
  • Reach or enter a state, relation, condition, use, or position.
    • usage: "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"; "The shoes came untied"; "come into contact with a terrorist group"; "his face went red"; "your wish will come true"
  • To be the product or result.
    • usage: "Melons come from a vine"; "Understanding comes from experience"
  • Be found or available.
    • usage: "These shoes come in three colors; The furniture comes unassembled"
  • Come forth.
    • usage: "A scream came from the woman's mouth"; "His breath came hard"
  • Be a native of.
    • usage: "She hails from Kalamazoo"
  • Extend or reach.
    • usage: "The water came up to my waist"; "The sleeves come to your knuckles"
  • Exist or occur in a certain point in a series.
    • usage: "Next came the student from France"
  • Cover a certain distance.
    • usage: "She came a long way"
  • Come under, be classified or included.
    • usage: "fall into a category"; "This comes under a new heading"
  • Happen as a result.
    • usage: "Nothing good will come of this"
  • Add up in number or quantity.
    • usage: "The bills amounted to $2, 000"; "The bill came to $2, 000"
  • Develop into.
    • usage: "This idea will never amount to anything"; "nothing came of his grandiose plans"
  • Be received.
    • usage: "News came in of the massacre in Rwanda"
  • Come to one's mind; suggest itself.
    • usage: "It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary"; "A great idea then came to her"
  • Come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example.
    • usage: "She was descended from an old Italian noble family"; "he comes from humble origins"
  • Proceed or get along.
    • usage: "How is she doing in her new job"; "How are you making out in graduate school"; "He's come a long way"
  • Experience orgasm.
    • usage: "she could not come because she was too upset"
  • Have a certain priority.
    • usage: "My family comes first"
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APAWordNet. (2010). come. Retrieved March 26, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/come/definitions/1266649
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "come" http://smartdefine.org/come/definitions/1266649 (accessed March 26, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, come, Smart Define, viewed 26 March, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/come/definitions/1266649>.
MLAWordNet. "come" 23 October 2010. Web. 26 March 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/come/definitions/1266649>
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