come

You can come to the end of the road, come to a conclusion, or invite friends to come to your party. Come generally means to move along purposefully toward something.

Come (came in the past tense) can also mean "happen," as in the Christmas carol that begins "It came upon a midnight clear..." or the old-fashioned phrase "it will come to pass," which means "it will happen." When you're counting up your purchases at the convenience store, you might say "two apples, five oranges, and a candy bar — that comes [adds up] to $4." If you were born in Ohio, you'd say you come from Ohio.

Primary Meanings of come

1.
v
move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
2.
v
come to pass; arrive, as in due course
3.
v
be found or available
4.
v
come forth
5.
v
come under, be classified or included
6.
v
add up in number or quantity
7.
vn
experience orgasm
the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
Full Definitions of come
1

v 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:
depart, go, go away
move away from a place into another direction
Types:
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emanate
proceed or issue forth, as from a source
accost, address, come up to
speak to someone
approach, come near
come near in time
approach, come near, come on, draw close, draw near, go up, near
move towards
effuse, flow out
flow or spill forth
greet, recognise, recognize
express greetings upon meeting someone
approach
make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion
get on
grow late or (of time) elapse
drive up
approach while driving
bear down on, bear down upon
sail towards another vessel, of a ship
edge in, edge up
push one's way into (a space)
close
draw near
crowd, push
approach a certain age or speed
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

v reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

Synonyms:
arrive, get
get
reach and board
Antonyms:
go away, go forth, leave
go away from a place
exit, get out, go out, leave
move out of or depart from
depart, leave, pull up stakes
remove oneself from an association with or participation in
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land, set down
reach or come to rest
drive in
arrive by motorcar
bring down, land, put down
cause to come to the ground
land, set ashore, shore
arrive on shore
roll up
arrive in a vehicle: "He rolled up in a black Mercedes"
come in
be received
attain, hit, reach
reach a point in time, or a certain state or level
flood in
arrive in great numbers
draw in, get in, move in, pull in
of trains; move into (a station)
plump in
arrive suddenly and unannounced
alight, light, perch
to come to rest, settle
force-land
make a forced landing
beach
land on a beach
port
land at or reach a port
debark, disembark, set down
go ashore
touch down
come or bring (a plane) to a landing
undershoot
fall short of (the runway) in a landing
belly-land
land on the underside without the landing gear
crash land
make an emergency landing
max out
reach a maximum
break even
attain a level at which there is neither gain nor loss, as in business, gambling, or a competitive sport

v be received

“News came in of the massacre in Rwanda”
Synonyms:
come in
Type of:
arrive, get
reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

v 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”
“your wish will come true”
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v proceed or get along

“He's come a long way”
Synonyms:
do, fare, get along, make out
Type of:
go, proceed
follow a certain course

v have a certain priority

“My family comes first”
Type of:
rank
take or have a position relative to others

v come to one's mind; suggest itself

“A great idea then came to her”
Synonyms:
occur
Type of:
become
come into existence

v extend or reach

“The water came up to my waist”
“The sleeves come to your knuckles”
Type of:
extend, go, lead, pass, run
stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point

v cover a certain distance

“She came a long way”
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
2

v 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”
Types:
descend, fall, settle
come as if by falling
Type of:
come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place
come to pass

v happen as a result

“Nothing good will come of this”
Type of:
ensue, result
issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end

v develop into

“nothing came of his grandiose plans”
Synonyms:
add up, amount
Types:
aggregate
amount in the aggregate to
Type of:
become, turn
undergo a change or development

v exist or occur in a certain point in a series

“Next came the student from France”
Synonyms:
follow
to be the product or result
Type of:
be
occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere
3

v be found or available

“These shoes come in three colors”
“The furniture comes unassembled”
Type of:
be, exist
have an existence, be extant

v to be the product or result

“Melons come from a vine”
“Understanding comes from experience”
Synonyms:
follow
Type of:
arise, develop, grow, originate, rise, spring up, uprise
come into existence; take on form or shape

v be a native of

Synonyms:
hail
derive, descend
come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

v come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example

“he comes from humble origins”
Synonyms:
derive, descend
derive
come from
hail
be a native of
4

v come forth

“A scream came from the woman's mouth”
“His breath came hard”
Synonyms:
issue forth
5

v come under, be classified or included

“This comes under a new heading”
Synonyms:
fall
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
6

v add up in number or quantity

“The bill came to $2,000”
Synonyms:
add up, amount, number, total
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work out
be calculated
outnumber
be larger in number
average, average out
amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain
make
add up to
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
7

v experience orgasm

“she could not come because she was too upset”
Type of:
experience, go through, see
go or live through

n the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract

Types:
milt
seminal fluid produced by male fish
Type of:
bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour, liquid body substance
the liquid parts of the body

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