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Come

Come appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Come, come,
    Stay calm, stay calm,
    No need for alarm,
    It only hums,
    It doesn't harm.
  • What to do to die today at a minute or two to two. A terribly difficult thing to say and a harder thing to do. A dragon will come and beat his drum Ra-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-too at a minute or two to two today. At a minute or two to two.

Come appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Bored? Craving a pub quiz fix? Why, just come to the Royal Oak! (Used to advertise a pub quiz in Bowness-on-Windermere; 47 letters)
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Come appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • One met a democrat star: come date me, no?
  • Star? Come Donna Melba, I'm an amiable man, no Democrats.
  • Star? Come, Donna Melba, I'm an amiable man -- no Democrats!
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Come is sometimes a misspelling of came, comb, comes, coming or go.

The word come is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun come

What does come mean as a name of something?

noun

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

Alternative definition of the noun come

noun

  1. [obsolete] Coming, arrival; approach.
  2. [slang] Semen, or female ejaculatory discharge.

Definition of the verb come

What does come mean as a doing word?

Come is one of the top 50 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
camecomecomingcomes

  1. move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
  2. reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
  3. come to pass; arrive, as in due course
  4. reach or enter a state, relation, condition, use, or position
    • examples: come into contact with a terrorist group | your wish will come true
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence
  5. to be the product or result
  6. be found or available
    • example: These shoes come in three colors; The furniture comes unassembled
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: be / exist = have an existence, be extant
  7. come forth
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 3
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of come: issue forth
  8. be a native of
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of come: hail
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
  9. extend or reach
    • example: The sleeves come to your knuckles
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: extend / go / lead / pass / run = stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope
  10. exist or occur in a certain point in a series
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: be = occupy a certain position or area
  11. cover a certain distance
  12. come under, be classified or included
    • example: This comes under a new heading
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of come: fall
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
  13. happen as a result
    • example: Nothing good will come of this
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: ensue / result = issue or terminate
  14. add up in number or quantity
  15. develop into
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of come: add up / amount
    • more generic words: become / turn = undergo a change or development
    • more specific word: aggregate = amount in the aggregate to
  16. be received
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of come: come in
    • more generic words: arrive / get = reach a destination
  17. come to one's mind; suggest itself
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of come: occur
    • more generic word: become = come into existence
  18. come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
    • example: he comes from humble origins
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of come: derive / descend
  19. proceed or get along
    • example: He's come a long way
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of come: do / fare / get along / make out
    • more generic words: go / proceed = follow a certain course
  20. experience orgasm
    • examples: she could not come because she was too upset | Sam and Sue come
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more generic terms: experience / go through / see = undergo or live through a difficult experience
  21. have a certain priority
    • example: My family comes first
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic word: rank = take or have a position relative to others

Alternative definition of the verb come

verb

  1. [intransitive] To move from further away to nearer to.
  2. [intransitive] To arrive
  3. [intransitive] To appear, to manifest itself.
  4. [intransitive] To take a position to something else in a sequence.
  5. [intransitive] [slang] [alternative spelling of, cum] To achieve orgasm.
  6. [copulative, figuratively, with close] To approach a state of being or accomplishment.
  7. [figuratively, with to] To take a particular approach or point of view in regard to something.
  8. [context: copulative, archaic] To become, to turn out to be.

Other definitions of come

What does come also mean?

preposition

  1. when an event has occurred or a time has arrived

Place

Come a.k.a. Comè is a town and arrondissement located in the Mono Department of Benin. The commune covers an area of 163 square kilometres and as of 2012 had a population of 33,507 people.

Groups

  1. Come are an American alternative rock band, formed in Boston by Thalia Zedek, Chris Brokaw, Arthur Johnson, and Sean O'Brien.
  2. Come was a British noise project which was founded in 1979 by William Bennett. In the short time of its existence it had such prominent members as Daniel Miller and J. G. Thirlwell. In the interest of Bennett's main band Whitehouse, the project was canceled after two albums and one single in 1981.

There are other groups with in their name, like Come Shine, Come Sleep, Come Inside, It Will Come, Kingdom-Come, The Come Ons, Come on Gang!, Come to Dolly, Time Has Come, The Come n' Go, A Name Will Come, Come to the Edge, Dreams Come True, Lassie Come Home, Come On Live Long, Things to Come..., Come On Go With Us, Here I Come Falling, Here Come the Mummies and Come Back My Daughters.

Music

  1. "Come" is the fifteenth studio album by Prince, released during his public dispute with his then-record company, Warner Bros.
  2. "Come" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  3. "Come" is a composition.
  4. "Come" is a musical composition performed by Lee Jung-hyun.
    • also known as Wa
    • award:
      • Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Dance Performance nomination for Lee Jung-hyun
      • Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Dance Performance, received by Lee Jung-hyun
  5. "Come" is a composition.
  6. "Come" is a musical album of Psychic Teens.
    • released on
  7. "Come" is a musical EP of Green Velvet.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  8. "Come" is a musical EP of Moosefrog.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  9. "Come" is a musical album of Fading Colours.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  10. "Come" is a musical album of The Silencers.
    • released in (11 years ago)

Phrases with Come

Phrases starting with the word Come:

  1. Come at
  2. come by
  3. come in
  4. Come of
  5. come on
  6. come to
  7. come up
  8. come-on
  9. Come For
  10. come off
  11. come out
  12. Come Stà
  13. come away
  14. come back
  15. come down
  16. come from
  17. come home

Phrases ending with the word Come:

  1. to come
  2. To-Come
  3. How Come

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Come

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Google previewThe Aesthetic Turn in Political Thought (2014)

by Nikolas Kompridis

Democracy to come is a democracy without a demos, with no possibility for a subject to perform the kratos of the demos. Such a democracy implies another status of the heteron: the heteron as the outside, the distant, the asymmetric, the ...

Google previewMosaic : The Radiant Term Book Class 3 Term 2

When the minute hand is at 9 and the hour hand is between 7 and 8, the hour to come is The time is read as quarter to When the minute hand is at 9 and the hour hand is between 1 0 and 1 1 , The hour which has passed is and the hour to ...

Google previewLet the Tornado Come (2014)

A Memoir by Rita Zoey Chin

At once heartbreaking and heartening, compassionate and wise, Let the Tornado Come is a story about love—its unmatched enormity, its curative power, its reverberating force that, though not dissimilar to the tremors of fear in our heart, can ...

Google previewWorks of Thomas Brooks, Volume 5 of 6 (2001)

by Thomas Brooks

Now wrath to come is the greatest evil, and therefore the more it concerns us to ...

Google previewWhen Winter Come (2008)

The Ascension of York by Frank X. Walker

Greg Pape, author of Sunflower Facing the Sun and Border Crossings "When Winter Come is an astonishing collection of...

Google previewPROFESSIONAL LEARNER’S DICTIONARY OF SPOKEN ENGLISH (2015)

by DASH, RAJENDRA KUMAR

Come off it! [Idiom, INF.] Used to tellsb that you disagree with them or you do not believe what they are saying is true: Dev has agreed to pay...

Come on, we're late—get in the car.

Google previewA Dictionary of the English and Singhalese, and Singhalese and English Languages (1821)

Under the Patronage of the Government of Ceylon by Benjamin Clough

Come, r. a. t:Q32:3:35°S, eco so, as essness), s& eosoto; to come near, ...

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Usage statistics about come

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb come:

spoken English69.66%written English30.34% conversational speech59.77%task-oriented speech40.23% imaginative writing72.67%informational writing27.33%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb come:

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Comparison of usage frequency between the verb come and its most common antonym:

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Quotes about Come

Call in love come in
come in
let him come
it came cold
with out him
Call in light come in
come in
let him shine
it come dark
with out him
Call for peace
Call her back
Call the life to my heart
it came hart
with out her. (Sallam Yassin)
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Scrabble value of C3O1M3E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of COME

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