come

come
I. verb (came; come; coming) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cuman; akin to Old High German queman to come, Latin venire, Greek bainein to walk, go Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to move toward something ; approach <
come here
>
b. to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose <
come see us
>
<
come and see what's going on
>
c. (1) to reach a particular station in a series <
now we come to the section on health
>
(2) to arrive in due course <
the time has come
>
d. (1) to approach in kind or quality <
this comes near perfection
>
(2) to reach a condition or conclusion <
came to regard him as a friend
>
<
come to think of it, you may be right
>
e. (1) to advance toward accomplishment ; come along <
the job is coming nicely
>
(2) to advance in a particular manner <
come running when I call
>
(3) to advance, rise, or improve in rank or condition <
has come a long way
>
f. extend <
her dress came to her ankles
>
2. a. (1) to arrive at a particular place, end, result, or conclusion <
came to his senses
>
<
come untied
>
(2) amount <
the taxes on it come to more than it's worth
>
b. (1) to appear to the mind <
the answer came to them
>
(2) to appear on a scene ; make an appearance <
children come equipped to learn any language
>
c. (1) happen, occur <
no harm will come to you
>
(2) to come to pass ; take place — used in the subjunctive with inverted subject and verb to express the particular time or occasion <
come spring the days will be longer
>
d. originate, arise <
wine comes from grapes
>
<
they come of sturdy stock
>
e. to enter or assume a condition, position, or relation <
artillery came into action
>
f. to fall within a field of view or a range of application <
this comes within the terms of the treaty
>
g. to issue forth <
a sob came from her throat
>
h. to take form <
churn till the butter comes
>
i. to be available <
this model comes in several sizes
>
<
as good as they come
>
j. often vulgar to experience orgasm 3. to fall to a person in a division or inheritance of property 4. obsolete to become moved favorably ; relent 5. to turn out to be <
good clothes don't come cheap
>
6. become <
a dream that came true
>
transitive verb 1. to approach or be near (an age) <
a child coming eight years old
>
2. to take on the aspect of <
come the stern parent
>
II. noun Date: 1923 1. often vulgar semen 2. often vulgar orgasm

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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