Definition of


  1. (noun, body) the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
  2. (verb, motion) move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    Come with me to the Casbah
    come down here!
    come out of the closet!
    come into the room
  3. (verb, motion) reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
    She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight
  4. (verb, change) come to pass; arrive, as in due course
    It came as a shock
    Dawn comes early in June
  5. (verb, change) reach or enter a state, relation, condition, use, or position
    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
  6. (verb, stative) to be the product or result
    Understanding comes from experience
  7. (verb, change) be found or available
  8. (verb, stative) come forth
    His breath came hard
  9. (verb, stative) be a native of
  10. (verb, stative) extend or reach
    The sleeves come to your knuckles
  11. (verb, stative) exist or occur in a certain point in a series
  12. (verb, motion) cover a certain distance
  13. (verb, stative) come under, be classified or included
    This comes under a new heading
  14. (verb, change) happen as a result
  15. (verb, stative) add up in number or quantity
    The bill came to $2,000
  16. (verb, stative) develop into
    nothing came of his grandiose plans
  17. (verb, motion) be received
  18. (verb, cognition) come to one's mind; suggest itself
    A great idea then came to her
  19. (verb, stative) come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
    he comes from humble origins
  20. (verb, stative) proceed or get along
    How are you making out in graduate school?
    He's come a long way
  21. (verb, perception) experience orgasm
  22. (verb, cognition) have a certain priority

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Antonyms of Come


Origin of the word Come

  1. O.E. cuman "come" (class IV strong verb; past tense cuom, com, pp. cumen), from P.Gmc. *kwem-, from PIE base *gwem- "to go, come" (cf. Skt. gamati "he goes," Avestan jamaiti "goes," Tocharian kakmu "come," Lith. gemu "to be born," Gk. bainein "to go, walk, step," L. venire "to come"). Substitution of <… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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