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Definition of 'come'


  1. move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody; "He came singing down the road"; "Come with me to the Casbah"; "come down here!"; "come out of the closet!"; "come into the room"
       Synonyms: come up
       Antonyms: go go away depart
  2. reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
       Synonyms: arrive get
       Antonyms: leave go forth go away
  3. come to pass; arrive, as in due course; "The first success came three days later"; "It came as a shock"; "Dawn comes early in June"
  4. reach or enter a state, relation, condition, use, or position; "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"
  5. to be the product or result; "Melons come from a vine"; "Understanding comes from experience"
       Synonyms: follow
  6. be found or available; "These shoes come in three colors; The furniture comes unassembled"
  7. come forth; "A scream came from the woman's mouth"; "His breath came hard"
       Synonyms: issue forth
  8. be a native of; "She hails from Kalamazoo"
       Synonyms: hail
  9. extend or reach; "The water came up to my waist"; "The sleeves come to your knuckles"
  10. exist or occur in a certain point in a series; "Next came the student from France"
  11. come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example; "She was descended from an old Italian noble family"; "he comes from humble origins"
       Synonyms: derive descend
  12. cover a certain distance; "She came a long way"
  13. come under, be classified or included; "fall into a category"; "This comes under a new heading"
       Synonyms: fall
  14. happen as a result; "Nothing good will come of this"
  15. add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000"
       Synonyms: total number add up amount
  16. develop into; "This idea will never amount to anything"; "nothing came of his grandiose plans"
       Synonyms: add up amount
  17. be received; "News came in of the massacre in Rwanda"
       Synonyms: come in
  18. come to one's mind; suggest itself; "It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary"; "A great idea then came to her"
       Synonyms: occur
  19. proceed or get along; "How is she doing in her new job?"; "How are you making out in graduate school?"; "He's come a long way"
       Synonyms: do fare make out get along
  20. experience orgasm; "she could not come because she was too upset"
  21. have a certain priority; "My family comes first"

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