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.

Definitions of come
  1. verb
    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
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    depart, go, go away
    move away from a place into another direction
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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
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    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  2. verb
    reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
    synonyms: arrive, get
    get
    reach and board
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    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
    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
  3. verb
    be received
    “News came in of the massacre in Rwanda”
    synonyms: come in
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    arrive, get
    reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
  4. verb
    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”
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    change
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
  5. verb
    proceed or get along
    “He's come a long way”
    synonyms: do, fare, get along, make out
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    type of:
    go, proceed
    follow a certain course
  6. verb
    have a certain priority
    “My family comes first”
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    rank
    take or have a position relative to others
  7. verb
    come to one's mind; suggest itself
    “A great idea then came to her”
    synonyms: occur
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    become
    come into existence
  8. verb
    extend or reach
    “The water came up to my waist”
    “The sleeves come to your knuckles”
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    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
  9. verb
    cover a certain distance
    “She came a long way”
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    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  10. verb
    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”
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    descend, fall, settle
    come as if by falling
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    come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place
    come to pass
  11. verb
    happen as a result
    “Nothing good will come of this”
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    ensue, result
    issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end
  12. verb
    develop into
    “nothing came of his grandiose plans”
    synonyms: add up, amount
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    aggregate
    amount in the aggregate to
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    become, turn
    undergo a change or development
  13. verb
    exist or occur in a certain point in a series
    “Next came the student from France”
    Synonyms:
    follow
    to be the product or result
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    be
    occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere
  14. verb
    be found or available
    “These shoes come in three colors”
    “The furniture comes unassembled”
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    be, exist
    have an existence, be extant
  15. verb
    to be the product or result
    “Melons come from a vine”
    “Understanding comes from experience”
    synonyms: follow
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    arise, develop, grow, originate, rise, spring up, uprise
    come into existence; take on form or shape
  16. verb
    be a native of
    synonyms: hail
    derive, descend
    come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
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    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  17. verb
    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
  18. verb
    come forth
    “A scream came from the woman's mouth”
    “His breath came hard”
    synonyms: issue forth
  19. verb
    come under, be classified or included
    “This comes under a new heading”
    synonyms: fall
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    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  20. verb
    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
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    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  21. verb
    experience orgasm
    “she could not come because she was too upset”
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    experience, go through, see
    go or live through
  22. noun
    the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
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    milt
    seminal fluid produced by male fish
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    bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour, liquid body substance
    the liquid parts of the body
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