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Definition of "come" [come]

  • To advance toward the speaker or toward a specified place; approach: Come to me. (verb-intransitive)
  • To advance in a specified manner: The children came reluctantly when I insisted. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make progress; advance: a former drug addict who has come a long way. (verb-intransitive)
  • To fare: How are things coming today? They're coming fine. (verb-intransitive)
  • To reach a particular point in a series or as a result of orderly progression: At last we came to the chapter on ergonomics. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move towards a specified person or place (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To arrive by movement or by making progress (verb)
  • To become perceptible (verb)
  • To occur in the course of time (verb)
  • To exist or occur at a specific point in a series (verb)
  • To happen as a result (verb)
  • To originate or be derived (verb)
  • To occur to the mind (verb)
  • To extend or reach (verb)
  • To be produced or offered (verb)
  • To arrive at or be brought into a particular state or condition (verb)
  • To be or have been a resident or native (of) (verb)
  • To become (verb)
  • To be given awareness (verb)
  • (of grain) to germinate (verb)
  • To have an orgasm (verb)
  • To play the part of (verb)
  • To cause or produce (verb)
  • When (a specified time or event has arrived or begun) (verb)
  • An exclamation expressing annoyance, irritation, etc (exclamation)

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Use "come" in a sentence
  • "She threw up her hands when she saw me; didn't ask me in, but hollered for Grandfather to come, and _come quick_, which he did."
  • "Hear what our Saviour says on this subject; "it must needs be that offences come, but _woe unto that man through whom they come_" -- Witness some fulfilment of this declaration in the tremendous destruction of Jerusalem, occasioned by that most nefarious of all crimes the crucifixion of the Son of God."
  • "Hear what our Saviour says on this subject; "it must needs be that offences come, but _woe unto that man through whom they come_" -- Witness some fulfillment of this declaration in the tremendous destruction of Jerusalem, occasioned by that most nefarious of all crimes the crucifixion of the Son of God."