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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]: 
 
  Coming  \Com"ing\,  a. 
  1.  Approaching;  of  the  future,  especially  the  near  future; 
  the  next  as  the  coming  week  or  year;  the  coming 
  exhibition. 
 
  Welcome  the  coming,  speed  the  parting,  guest. 
  --Pope. 
 
  Your  coming  days  and  years.  --Byron. 
 
  2.  Ready  to  come  complaisant;  fond.  [Obs.]  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coming  \Com"ing\,  n. 
  1.  Approach;  advent;  manifestation;  as  the  coming  of  the 
  train. 
 
  2.  Specifically:  The  Second  Advent  of  Christ. 
 
  {Coming  in}. 
  a  Entrance;  entrance  way  manner  of  entering;  beginning. 
  ``The  goings  out  thereof,  and  the  comings  in 
  thereof.''  --Ezek.  xliii.  11 
  b  Income  or  revenue.  ``What  are  thy  comings  in?'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coming 
  adj  1:  of  the  relatively  near  future;  "the  approaching  election"; 
  "this  coming  Thursday";  "the  forthcoming  holidays"; 
  "the  upcoming  spring  fashions"  [syn:  {approaching},  {coming(a)}, 
  {forthcoming},  {upcoming}] 
  2:  yet  to  come  "coming  generations";  "a  future-day  Gibbon  of 
  Macaulay"  [syn:  {coming(a)},  {future  day}] 
  n  1:  the  act  of  drawing  spatially  closer  to  something  "the 
  hunter's  approach  scattered  the  geese"  [syn:  {approach}, 
  {approaching}] 
  2:  esp.  of  something  momentous;  "the  advent  of  the  computer" 
  [syn:  {advent}] 
  3:  the  temporal  property  of  becoming  nearer  in  time;  "the 
  approach  of  winter"  [syn:  {approach},  {approaching}] 
  4:  the  moment  of  most  intense  pleasure  in  sexual  intercourse 
  [syn:  {orgasm},  {climax},  {sexual  climax}] 




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