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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Come  \Come\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Came};  p.  p.  {Come};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Coming}.]  [OE.  cumen,  comen,  AS  cuman;  akin  to  OS  kuman, 
  D.  komen,  OHG.  queman,  G.  kommen,  Icel.  koma,  Sw  komma,  Dan. 
  komme,  Goth.  giman,  L.  venire  (gvenire),  Gr  ?  to  go  Skr. 
  gam.  [root]23.  Cf  {Base},  n.,  {Convene},  {Adventure}.] 
  1.  To  move  hitherward;  to  draw  near  to  approach  the  speaker, 
  or  some  place  or  person  indicated;  --  opposed  to  go 
 
  Look  who  comes  yonder?  --Shak. 
 
  I  did  not  come  to  curse  thee.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  complete  a  movement  toward  a  place  to  arrive. 
 
  When  we  came  to  Rome.  --Acts  xxviii. 
  16. 
 
  Lately  come  from  Italy.  --Acts  xviii. 
  2. 
 
  3.  To  approach  or  arrive,  as  if  by  a  journey  or  from  a 
  distance.  ``Thy  kingdom  come.''  --Matt.  vi  10. 
 
  The  hour  is  coming,  and  now  is  --John.  v.  25. 
 
  So  quick  bright  things  come  to  confusion.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  approach  or  arrive,  as  the  result  of  a  cause  or  of  the 
  act  of  another. 
 
  From  whence  come  wars?  --James  iv  1. 
 
  Both  riches  and  honor  come  of  thee  !  --1  Chron. 
  xxix.  12. 
 
  5.  To  arrive  in  sight;  to  be  manifest;  to  appear. 
 
  Then  butter  does  refuse  to  come  --Hudibras. 
 
  6.  To  get  to  be  as  the  result  of  change  or  progress;  --  with 
  a  predicate;  as  to  come  untied. 
 
  How  come  you  thus  estranged?  --Shak. 
 
  How  come  her  eyes  so  bright?  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  Am  come  is  come  etc.,  are  frequently  used  instead  of 
  have  come  has  come  etc.,  esp.  in  poetry.  The  verb  to 
  be  gives  a  clearer  adjectival  significance  to  the 
  participle  as  expressing  a  state  or  condition  of  the 
  subject,  while  the  auxiliary  have  expresses  simply  the 
  completion  of  the  action  signified  by  the  verb 
 
  Think  not  that  I  am  come  to  destroy.  --Matt.  v. 
  17. 
 
  We  are  come  off  like  Romans.  --Shak. 
 
  The  melancholy  days  are  come  the  saddest  of  the 
  year.  --Bryant. 
 
  Note:  Come  may  properly  be  used  (instead  of  go)  in  speaking 
  of  a  movement  hence  or  away  when  there  is  reference 
  to  an  approach  to  the  person  addressed;  as  I  shall 
  come  home  next  week;  he  will  come  to  your  house  to-day. 
  It  is  used  with  other  verbs  almost  as  an  auxiliary, 
  indicative  of  approach  to  the  action  or  state  expressed 
  by  the  verb  as  how  came  you  to  do  it?  Come  is  used 
  colloquially,  with  reference  to  a  definite  future  time 
  approaching,  without  an  auxiliary;  as  it  will  be  two 
  years,  come  next  Christmas;  i.  e.,  when  Christmas  shall 
  come 
 
  They  were  cried  In  meeting,  come  next  Sunday. 
  --Lowell. 
  Come  in  the  imperative,  is  used  to  excite  attention, 
  or  to  invite  to  motion  or  joint  action  come  let  us 
  go  ``This  is  the  heir;  come  let  us  kill  him.'' 
  --Matt.  xxi.  38.  When  repeated,  it  sometimes  expresses 
  haste,  or  impatience,  and  sometimes  rebuke.  ``Come, 
  come  no  time  for  lamentation  now.''  --Milton. 
 
  {To  come},  yet  to  arrive,  future.  ``In  times  to  come.'' 
  --Dryden.  ``There's  pippins  and  cheese  to  come.''  --Shak. 
 
  {To  come  about}. 
  a  To  come  to  pass;  to  arrive;  to  happen;  to  result;  as 
  how  did  these  things  come  about? 
  b  To  change;  to  come  round;  as  the  ship  comes  about 
  ``The  wind  is  come  about.''  --Shak. 
 
  On  better  thoughts,  and  my  urged  reasons,  They 
  are  come  about  and  won  to  the  true  side  --B. 
  Jonson 
 
  {To  come  abroad}. 
  a  To  move  or  be  away  from  one's  home  or  country.  ``Am 
  come  abroad  to  see  the  world.''  --Shak. 
  b  To  become  public  or  known  [Obs.]  ``Neither  was 
  anything  kept  secret,  but  that  it  should  come 
  abroad.''  --Mark.  iv  22. 
 
  {To  come  across},  to  meet  to  find  esp.  by  chance  or 
  suddenly.  ``We  come  across  more  than  one  incidental 
  mention  of  those  wars.''  --E.  A.  Freeman.  ``Wagner's  was 
  certainly  one  of  the  strongest  and  most  independent 
  natures  I  ever  came  across.''  --H.  R.  Haweis 
 
  {To  come  after}. 
  a  To  follow 
  b  To  come  to  take  or  to  obtain;  as  to  come  after  a 
  book. 
 
  {To  come  again},  to  return.  ``His  spirit  came  again  and  he 
  revived.''  --Judges.  xv  19.  - 
 
  {To  come  and  go}. 
  a  To  appear  and  disappear;  to  change;  to  alternate. 
  ``The  color  of  the  king  doth  come  and  go.''  --Shak. 
  b  (Mech.)  To  play  backward  and  forward. 
 
  {To  come  at}. 
  a  To  reach;  to  arrive  within  reach  of  to  gain;  as  to 
  come  at  a  true  knowledge  of  ourselves 
  b  To  come  toward;  to  attack;  as  he  came  at  me  with 
  fury. 
 
  {To  come  away},  to  part  or  depart. 
 
  {To  come  between},  to  intervene;  to  separate;  hence  to  cause 
  estrangement. 
 
  {To  come  by}. 
  a  To  obtain,  gain,  acquire.  ``Examine  how  you  came  by 
  all  your  state.''  --Dryden. 
  b  To  pass  near  or  by  way  of 
 
  {To  come  down}. 
  a  To  descend. 
  b  To  be  humbled. 
 
  {To  come  down  upon},  to  call  to  account,  to  reprimand. 
  [Colloq.]  --Dickens. 
 
  {To  come  home}. 
  a  To  return  to  one's  house  or  family. 
  b  To  come  close  to  press  closely;  to  touch  the 
  feelings,  interest,  or  reason. 
  c  (Naut.)  To  be  loosened  from  the  ground;  --  said  of  an 
  anchor. 
 
  {To  come  in}. 
  a  To  enter  as  a  town,  house,  etc  ``The  thief  cometh 
  in.''  --Hos.  vii.  1. 
  b  To  arrive;  as  when  my  ship  comes  in 
  c  To  assume  official  station  or  duties;  as  when  Lincoln 
  came  in 
  d  To  comply;  to  yield;  to  surrender.  ``We  need  not  fear 
  his  coming  in''  --Massinger. 
  e  To  be  brought  into  use  ``Silken  garments  did  not  come 
  in  till  late.''  --Arbuthnot. 
  f  To  be  added  or  inserted;  to  be  or  become  a  part  of 
  g  To  accrue  as  gain  from  any  business  or  investment. 
  h  To  mature  and  yield  a  harvest;  as  the  crops  come  in 
  well 
  i  To  have  sexual  intercourse;  --  with  to  or  unto.  --Gen. 
  xxxviii  16. 
  j  To  have  young;  to  bring  forth;  as  the  cow  will  come 
  in  next  May  [U.  S.] 
 
  {To  come  in  for},  to  claim  or  receive.  ``The  rest  came  in  for 
  subsidies.''  --Swift. 
 
  {To  come  into},  to  join  with  to  take  part  in  to  agree  to 
  to  comply  with  as  to  come  into  a  party  or  scheme. 
 
  {To  come  it  over},  to  hoodwink;  to  get  the  advantage  of 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  {To  come}  {near  or  nigh},  to  approach  in  place  or  quality;  to 
  be  equal  to  ``Nothing  ancient  or  modern  seems  to  come 
  near  it.''  --Sir  W.  Temple. 
 
  {To  come  of}. 
  a  To  descend  or  spring  from  ``Of  Priam's  royal  race  my 
  mother  came.''  --Dryden. 
  b  To  result  or  follow  from  ``This  comes  of  judging  by 
  the  eye.''  --L'Estrange. 
 
  {To  come  off}. 
  a  To  depart  or  pass  off  from 
  b  To  get  free  to  get  away  to  escape. 
  c  To  be  carried  through  to  pass  off  as  it  came  off 
  well 
  d  To  acquit  one's  self  to  issue  from  (a  contest,  etc.); 
  as  he  came  off  with  honor;  hence  substantively,  a 
  come-off,  an  escape;  an  excuse;  an  evasion.  [Colloq.] 
  e  To  pay  over  to  give  [Obs.] 
  f  To  take  place  to  happen;  as  when  does  the  race  come 
  off? 
  g  To  be  or  become  after  some  delay;  as  the  weather  came 
  off  very  fine. 
  h  To  slip  off  or  be  taken  off  as  a  garment;  to 
  separate. 
  i  To  hurry  away  to  get  through  --Chaucer. 
 
  {To  come  off  by},  to  suffer.  [Obs.]  ``To  come  off  by  the 
  worst.''  --Calamy. 
 
  {To  come  off  from},  to  leave  ``To  come  off  from  these  grave 
  disquisitions.''  --Felton. 
 
  {To  come  on}. 
  a  To  advance;  to  make  progress;  to  thrive. 
  b  To  move  forward;  to  approach;  to  supervene. 
 
  {To  come  out}. 
  a  To  pass  out  or  depart,  as  from  a  country,  room 
  company,  etc  ``They  shall  come  out  with  great 
  substance.''  --Gen.  xv  14. 
  b  To  become  public;  to  appear;  to  be  published.  ``It  is 
  indeed  come  out  at  last.''  --Bp.  Stillingfleet 
  c  To  end  to  result;  to  turn  out  as  how  will  this 
  affair  come  out?  he  has  come  out  well  at  last 
  d  To  be  introduced  into  society;  as  she  came  out  two 
  seasons  ago. 
  e  To  appear;  to  show  itself  as  the  sun  came  out 
  f  To  take  sides;  to  take  a  stand  as  he  came  out 
  against  the  tariff. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Come  \Come\,  v.  t. 
  To  carry  through  to  succeed  in  as  you  can't  come  any 
  tricks  here  [Slang] 
 
  {To  come  it},  to  succeed  in  a  trick  of  any  sort.  [Slang] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Come  \Come\,  n. 
  Coming.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  come 
  v  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"  [syn:  {come  up}] 
  [ant:  {go}] 
  2:  reach  a  destination;  arrive  by  movement  or  by  making 
  progress;  "She  arrived  home  at  7  o'clock";  "He  got  into 
  college";  "She  didn't  get  to  Chicago  until  after  midnight" 
  [syn:  {arrive},  {get}]  [ant:  {leave}] 
  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  a  state,  relation,  or  condition;  "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" 
  5:  to  be  the  product  or  result;  "Melons  come  from  a  vine"; 
  "Understanding  comes  from  experience"  [syn:  {follow}] 
  6:  enter  or  assume  a  condition,  relation,  use  or  position;  "He 
  came  into  contact  with  a  terrorist  group";  "The  shoes  came 
  untied";  "I  came  to  see  his  point  of  view";  "her  face 
  went  red  with  anger";  "The  knot  came  loose";  "Your  wish 
  will  come  true" 
  7:  come  forth;  "A  scream  came  from  the  woman's  mouth";  "His 
  breath  came  hard"  [syn:  {issue  forth}] 
  8:  be  found  or  available;  "These  shoes  come  in  three  colors; 
  The  furniture  comes  unassembled" 
  9:  be  a  native  of  "She  hails  from  Kalamazoo"  [syn:  {hail}] 
  10:  come  from  "The  present  name  derives  from  an  older  form" 
  [syn:  {derive}] 
  11:  extend  or  reach;  "The  water  came  up  to  my  waist";  "The 
  sleeves  come  to  your  knuckles" 
  12:  exist  or  occur  in  a  certain  point  in  a  series;  "Next  came 
  the  student  from  France" 
  13:  cover  a  certain  distance:  "She  came  a  long  way" 
  14:  develop  into  "This  idea  will  never  amount  to  anything"; 
  "nothing  came  of  his  grandiose  plans"  [syn:  {add  up},  {amount}] 
  15:  come  under  be  classified  or  included;  "fall  into  a 
  category";  "This  comes  under  a  new  heading"  [syn:  {fall}] 
  16:  come  to  one's  mind;  suggest  itself  "It  occurred  to  me  that 
  we  shold  hire  another  secretary";  "A  great  idea  then  came 
  to  her"  [syn:  {occur}] 
  17:  happen  as  a  result;  "Nothing  good  will  come  of  this" 
  18:  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"  [syn:  {derive},  {descend}] 
  19:  add  up  in  number  or  quantity;  "The  bills  amounted  to 
  $2,000";  "The  bill  came  to  $2,000"  [syn:  {total},  {number}, 
  {add  up},  {amount}] 
  20:  be  received,  as  of  news  on  the  radio  or  television;  "News 
  came  in  of  the  massacre  in  Rwanda"  [syn:  {come  in}] 
  21:  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"  [syn:  {do},  {fare},  {make  out},  {get  along}] 
  22:  experience  orgasm;  "she  could  not  come  because  she  was  too 
  upset" 
  23:  have  a  certain  priority;  "My  family  comes  first" 




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