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come

Definitions

  • "'Come over here and surrender.'"
    "'Come over here and surrender.'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v come 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"
    • v come be found or available; The furniture comes unassembled" "These shoes come in three colors"
    • v come happen as a result "Nothing good will come of this"
    • v come 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","his face went red","your wish will come true"
    • v come have a certain priority "My family comes first"
    • v come come to one's mind; suggest itself "It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary","A great idea then came to her"
    • v come cover a certain distance "She came a long way"
    • v come 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"
    • v come reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress "She arrived home at 7 o'clock","She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
    • v come be received "News came in of the massacre in Rwanda"
    • v come experience orgasm "she could not come because she was too upset"
    • v come proceed or get along "How is she doing in her new job?","How are you making out in graduate school?","He's come a long way"
    • v come to be the product or result "Melons come from a vine","Understanding comes from experience"
    • v come develop into "This idea will never amount to anything","nothing came of his grandiose plans"
    • v come add up in number or quantity "The bills amounted to $2,000","The bill came to $2,000"
    • v come extend or reach "The water came up to my waist","The sleeves come to your knuckles"
    • v come come under, be classified or included "fall into a category","This comes under a new heading"
    • v come come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example "She was descended from an old Italian noble family","he comes from humble origins"
    • v come be a native of "She hails from Kalamazoo"
    • v come exist or occur in a certain point in a series "Next came the student from France"
    • v come come forth "A scream came from the woman's mouth","His breath came hard"
    • n come the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Coming in to Puttenham Coming in to Puttenham
Coming Out! dirty, tired and grinning Coming Out! dirty, tired and grinning
Coming home of bride. Neapolitan group Coming home of bride. Neapolitan group
TOM COMES OUT OF THE FISH TOM COMES OUT OF THE FISH
"'COME AND EXPLAIN YOURSELF, YOU RASCAL.'" "'COME AND EXPLAIN YOURSELF, YOU RASCAL.'"
Tickled wuz he when word come Tickled wuz he when word come
COME, MY CHILDREN, I AM GOING TO TRANSPORT YOU TO YOUR PALACE COME, MY CHILDREN, I AM GOING TO TRANSPORT YOU TO YOUR PALACE
The Irishman coming down the stairs, the others looking up at him The Irishman coming down the stairs, the others looking up at him

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word "comet" comes from the Greek word "kometes" meaning long hair and referring to the tail
    • n Come Coming.
    • Come To approach or arrive, as if by a journey or from a distance. "Thy kingdom come .""The hour is coming, and now is.""So quick bright things come to confusion."
    • Come To approach or arrive, as the result of a cause, or of the act of another. "From whence come wars?""Both riches and honor come of thee !"
    • Come To arrive in sight; to be manifest; to appear. "Then butter does refuse to come ."
    • v. t Come To carry through; to succeed in; as, you can't come any tricks here.
    • Come To complete a movement toward a place; to arrive. "When we came to Rome.""Lately come from Italy."
    • Come To get to be, as the result of change or progress; -- with a predicate; as, to come untied. "How come you thus estranged?""How come her eyes so bright?""Think not that I am come to destroy.""We are come off like Romans.""The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year."
    • Come To move hitherward; to draw near; to approach the speaker, or some place or person indicated; -- opposed to go. "Look, who comes yonder?""I did not come to curse thee."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamas," which means "unconquerable."
    • come Primarily, to move with the purpose of reaching, or so as to reach, a more or less definite point, usually a point at which the speaker is, was, or is to be at the time spoken of, or at which he is present in thought or imagination; to move to, toward, or with the speaker, or toward the place present to his thought; advance nearer in any manner, and from any distance; draw nigh; approach: as, he comes this way; he is coming; come over and help us.
    • come To arrive by movement, or in course of progression, either in space or in time: used absolutely, or
    • come with to, on, into, etc., before the point or state reached (equivalent to reach, arrive at), or
    • come followed by an infinitive denoting the purpose or object of the movement or arrival: as, he came to the city yesterday; two miles further on you will come to a deep river; he has come to want; the undertaking came to grief; I will come to see you soon; we now come to consider (or to the consideration of) the last point.
    • come To move into view; appear; become perceptible or observable; begin to exist or be present; show or put forth: as, the light comes and goes.
    • come Specifically To sprout or spring up; acrospire: as, the wheat is beginning to come.
    • come To result. To appear as the result or consequence of some act, practice, or operation: used either absolutely or with by or of: as, the butter comes in the churn; that comes of your carelessness.
    • come To be equal or equivalent in result or effect when taken together or in sum: with to: as, the taxes come to a large sum; the total comes to $81,000; it comes to the same thing.
    • come To happen; befall; occur; take place.
    • come To become; happen to be; chance to be.
    • come To be becoming.
    • come In the imperative, interjectionally (often strengthened by repetition or by the addition of other emphatic words): Move along, or take a hand (with me, or the person speaking); unite in going or acting: as, come, come, let us be going!
    • come Attend; give heed; take notice; come to the point: used to urge attention to what is to be said, or to the subject in hand.
    • come To overflow.
    • come [In the colloquial phrases come Friday, come Candlemas, for next Friday, next Candlemas, come is an imperative used conditionally: thus, let Friday come—that is, if or when Friday comes. Certain of the compound tenses of this verb were once regularly and are still frequently formed with the verb be instead of have. See be, 5 . Come, with an adverb or a preposition, enters into a great number of expressions, some highly idiomatic and requiring separate definition, and others which retain more obviously the meaning of their elements. The principal idiomatic phrases are here given.]
    • come Approach; come at me: used in defiance or as a challenge: as, come on! I am not afraid of you.
    • come To turn; change; come round: as, the wind will come about from west to east; the ship came about.
    • come To part or separate; break off: as, the branch came away in my hands.
    • come To germinate or sprout; come on: as, the wheat is coming away very well.
    • come To obtain; gain; acquire.
    • come To be transmitted.
    • come Figuratively, to be humbled or abased: as, his pride must come down.
    • come Theat., to advance nearer to the footlights: opposed to to go up—that is, to move away from the footlights.
    • come Nautical: To drag or slip through the ground: said of an anchor in heaving up. To reach the place intended, as a sail in hoisting, etc.
    • come To go to the heart or the feelings; touch the feelings, interest, sympathies, or reason: with to: as, his appeal came home to all.
    • come To submit to terms; yield.
    • come To appear; begin to be, or be found or observed; especially, be brought into use.
    • come To enter as an ingredient or part of a compound thing.
    • come To accrue from cultivation, an industry, or otherwise, as profit: as, if the corn comes in well, we shall have a supply without importation; the crops came in light.
    • come To calve; foal: said of cows and mares.
    • come To acquire by inheritance or bequest: as, to come into an estate.
    • come To result from.
    • come To escape; get free.
    • come To emerge from some undertaking or transaction; issue; get out or away: as, to come off with honor or disgrace.
    • come To happen; take place: as, the match comes off on Tuesday.
    • come To pay over; settle up.
    • come To leave the shore and approach a ship, as persons in a boat; also, similarly, to leave a ship for the shore or for another ship: as, the captain came off in his gig.
    • come Be quick! hurry up!
    • come To cease (fooling, flattering, chaffing, or humbugging); desist: chiefly in the imperative: as, oh, come off!
    • come To result from; come of.
    • come To become public; appear; be published; come to knowledge or notice: as, the truth has come out at last; this book has just come out.
    • come To express one's self vigorously; throw off reserve and declare one's self; make an impression: as, he came out strong.
    • come To be introduced to general society; in a special sense, in England, to be presented at court: as, Miss B—came out last season.
    • come To appear after being clouded or obscured: as, the rain stopped and the sun came out.
    • come To turn out to be; result from calculation.
    • come To be the issue or descendant of.
    • come B. With over as a preposition.
    • come To pass above or across, or from one side to another; traverse: as, to come over a bridge or a road.
    • come To pass from an opposing party, side, or army to that one to which the speaker belongs.
    • come To get the better of; circumvent; overcome; wheedle; cajole: as, you won't come over me in that way.
    • come To happen in due course; be fulfilled; come to pass.
    • come To become favorable or reconciled after opposition or hostility: as, on second thought he will forget his anger and come round.
    • come To recover; revive, as after fainting; regain one's former state of health.
    • come B. With round or around as a preposition. To wheedle, or get the better of by wheedling.
    • come To come to terms; consent; yield.
    • come To recover; come round; revive, especially after fainting.
    • come Nautical, to turn the head nearer to the wind: as, the ship is coming to.
    • come In falconry, to begin to get tame: said of a hawk.
    • come B. With to as a preposition.
    • come To reach; attain; result in: as, to come to ruin, to good, to luck.
    • come To fall or pass to.
    • come To amount to: as, the taxes come to a large sum.
    • come To become; come to be.
    • come To resume the exercise of right reason after a period of folly.
    • come To come forward for discussion or action; arise.
    • come To grow; spring up, as a plant.
    • come Nautical, same as to come to.
    • come To come into use or fashion.
    • come To occur to.
    • come To fall upon; attack or assail.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word tulip comes from the Turkish word for turban
    • Come kum (Shak.) a shortening of Become.
    • v.i Come kum to move toward this place (the opposite of go): to draw near: to arrive at a certain state or condition: to issue: to happen:
    • pr.p Come com′ing; pa.t. came; pa.p. come
    • v.i Come kum (Shak.) to yield; to become: to turn out
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Quotations

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    “The mode in which the inevitable comes to pass is through effort.”
  • James Levin
    James Levin
    “Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
  • Mary Kay Ash
    Mary Kay Ash
    “When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.”
  • Lewis Mumford
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    “Only entropy comes easy.”
  • Rahel
    Rahel
    “Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. [Merchant Of Venice]”

Idioms

Come a cropper - (UK) Someone whose actions or lifestyle will inevitably result in trouble is going to come a cropper.
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Come clean - If someone comes clean about something, they admit to deceit or wrongdoing.
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Come hell or high water - If someone says they'll do something come hell or high water, they mean that nothing will stop them, no matter what happens.
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Come of age - When something comes of age it develops completely and reaches maturity. When someone comes of age, they reach adulthood or fulfill their potential.
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Come on hard - If you come on hard, you are aggressive in your dealing with someone.
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Come on the heels of - If something comes on the heels of something, it follows very soon after it.
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Come out in the wash - If something will come out in the wash, it won't have any permanent negative effect.
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Come out of the woodwork - When things come out of the woodwork, they appear unexpectedly. ('Crawl out of the woodwork' is also used.)
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Come out of your shell - If someone comes out of their shell, they stop being shy and withdrawn and become more friendly and sociable.
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Come rain or shine - If I say I'll be at a place come rain or shine, I mean that I can be relied on to turn up; nothing, not even the vagaries of British weather, will deter me or stop me from being there.
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Come to a head - If events reach a crisis point, they come to a head.
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Come to a pretty pass - If something has come to a pretty pass, then it is in a difficult, unfavourable or negative situation.
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Come to bear - If something comes to bear on you, you start to feel the pressure or effect of it.
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Come to call - If someone comes to call, they respond to an order or summons directly.
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Come to grips - If you come to grips with a problem or issue, you face up to it and deal with it.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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,. √23. Cf. Base (n.) Convene Adventure
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cuman; Ger. kommen, to come.

Usage

In literature:

I will not believe that the permanent dissolution of this great Union is come!
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
To come so opportunely to-day {just} at the very nuptials, {and yet} never to have come before?
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence
Come to me God; but do not come, II.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
When de Yankees come, dey come a burnin' an' a-stealin' an' Marster Charlie carried his val'ables ter mammy's cabin, but dey found 'em.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
I have come a long way to do you a service, and it seems to me you are rather shy of coming forward to meet me.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
This is a coming of Christ; and a blessed coming, too.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
It is a woman, making her way through the woods, coming towards him, from the direction of Armstrong's house.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
The day might be fixed, but it must be sufficiently distant to permit the coming home of the lads, if they could come.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
Then nobody come into our place, the sort we wanted to come.
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
An-ina she not say, 'An-ina come too, so no harm come by Marcel.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
It's possible, but that will come later, if it comes at all.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
He is coming up this evening, and I've sent for Uncle Win to come over to supper.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
He said he had come down for a fortnight's fishing.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Throwing herself back upon the grass, she sobbed till a voice said, 'Come, come, Missie, don't take on like that.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
The moon is just coming up.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Hit go lak dis: Ef he come, he don't come; ef he don't come, he come.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Come now, or when you feel that you can come safely, though it be ten years hence.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
She knew that she loved him; even though a time might come when she should cease to do so, that time had not come yet.
"An Old Man's Love" by Anthony Trollope
I never stayed over there much and the girl never come to my place 'cepting when mama come.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Marster Tom Shanty Brice come in as us come out.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
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In poetry:

Oh come, Eurydice!
The Stygian deeps are past
Well-nigh; the light dawns fast.
Oh come, Eurydice!
"Eurydice" by Sophie Margaret Hensley
WEST wind, come from the west land
Fair and far!
Come from the fields of the best land
Upon our star!
"To The West Wind" by George Frederick Cameron
Why not now? Why not now?
Why not come to Jesus now?
Why not now? Why not now?
Why not come to Jesus now?
"Why Not Now?" by Daniel Webster Moody
Lost Youth, come back again!
Laugh at weariness and pain.
Come not in dreams, but come in truth,
Lost Youth.
"In Time of Sickness" by Robert Fuller Murray
Come, come away
Or let me go;
Must I here stay
Because you're slow,
And will continue so;
—Troth, lady, no.
"Upon A Delaying Lady" by Robert Herrick
Great love of God, come in!
Wellspring of heavenly peace;
Thou Living Water, come!
Spring up, and never cease.
"O Love That Casts Out Fear" by Horatius Bonar

In news:

FOR JEFF PARKE, who grew up in Downingtown and played soccer for Drexel, coming to the Union is a dream come true, and he said just that in a conference call with the media on Monday.
WHEN it comes to areas awash in well-kept old buildings, Ridgewood, in west-central Queens, might not come to mind as quickly as, say, Brooklyn Heights.
When it comes to selecting fenestration systems—particularly glass facades and door systems—a number of factors come into play, requiring a thorough evaluation of a project's individual requirements.
So it should come as no surprise that the trend toward instant everything has come to the art world.
The voluntary recall of the bikes comes after 29 reports of pedals detaching or coming loose during use, resulting in 16 reports of minor injuries.
Coming out of spring practice last May, Mililani head football coach Rod York already knew that if his team was to be undone this fall, it would have to come from without, and not from within.
"But we know it's going to come down to the quality of players and the roster when it comes to the wins…".
The mayor and city council speaker may be on the same page when it comes to gay rights, however they are on two different menus when it comes to Chick- fil -A.
Yesterday's latest wrinkle in the ongoing Carmelo Anthony saga, courtesy of Yahoo Sports, is that the Denver Nuggets star would be okay coming to the Nets, but doesn't want to come by himself.
Inspiration can come from anywhere, but when it comes to seeking out ideas for the perfect Christmas gift, shoppers won't have to go far to find great deals over the Thanksgiving weekend.
When it comes to those that are making a difference in the world one name comes to mind.
Chris Alston's Chassisworks has come up with an entirely new way of thinking when it comes to a full chassis.
Fuji Steak and Sushi might have been a long time coming, but it is definitely coming at the right time.
Updated Thursday, Nov 15, 2012, at 5:20 p.m. A smile comes across Michael O'Donnell's face, center, as he watches results come in for his race for Kansas Senate, Tuesday night at the Hangar One Steakhouse.
Samsung today showed off some new features that will be coming to the Galaxy S III smartphone in the coming weeks via a "Premium Suite" upgrade.
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In science:

But not so for a mixed phase space: while some eigenvalues of P (N ) “freeze” with unit moduli, others come to rest inside the unit circle as N → ∞.
Frobenius-Perron Resonances for Maps with a Mixed Phase Space
It is obvious that until we come to the central part of the diagram (D1 ), we do not obtain any equations on the generators, so al l the words in the presentation of the group come from D1 (Figures 3, 5).
Singular sets and parameters of generalized triangle orbifolds
Here the 1 comes from the m = 0 term and the first term in square brackets comes from m = 1.
GL(n,q) and Increasing Subsequences in Nonuniform Random Permutations
Here we used that pX, pY come from half-braidings, implying that we have (4.10) and its dual version by Lemma 4.4. (Take into account two factors of λ which come from the normalization of pX/Y .) It is easy to see that the last expression equals u1 (X, Y ).
From Subfactors to Categories and Topology II. The quantum double of tensor categories and subfactors
The i = 1 case comes requiring the same spectrum to work for h-cobordisms, i = 0 is the uncontrolled end theorem (Siebenmann, see §2.3), and −i < 0 comes from seeing Bass’ definition of lower K -theory [B] come out of tinkering with Euclidean spaces Y = Ri ([PW]).
Lectures on controlled topology: mapping cylinder neighborhoods
The semistandard basis of S (Λ) really comes from Theorem 4.5 and the basis element ϕST really comes from a Specht filtration of M µ .
The representation theory of the Ariki-Koike and cyclotomic q-Schur algebras
This extra operator cannot come from an operator in the N = 4 theory because the marginal deformations which come from there are obviously I independent → this is a new kind of deformation existing in this theory.
Marginal Deformations of N=4 SYM and of its Supersymmetric Orbifold Descendants
We got α + β + γ − 3 marginal deformations that don’t come from the N = 4 theory → they have to come from the twisted sectors and we see that this is possible.
Marginal Deformations of N=4 SYM and of its Supersymmetric Orbifold Descendants
As soon as the inclination of the disk varies with radius, it is not possible to disentangle which fraction of the m = 1 depro jected velocity comes from an m = 2 density wave and which fraction comes from a warp.
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
Although the m = 3 residual coming from an inclination error is weak (∼ vc ∆i2 ), it is important to compare it with the m = 3 residual coming from the bar or spiral perturbation, which is also small.
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
This should not come as a surprise, however, since the modified criterion comes from the same marginal stability argument underlying our massive disk models, where we simply scaled up the observed gas surface density, approaching the limit of gravitational instability without ever reaching it.
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
Here ˆA is the Lie algebraic ˆA coming from u(n), ch is the Lie algebraic Chern character coming from su(N ) and θ is the Lie algebraic class of deformation.
Deformation Quantization of Endomorphism Bundles
The U (n)-component comes from a maximal compact subgroup of the symplectic group, SP (2n), and SU (N ) comes from the maximal compact subgroup of the action of GlN on MN (C).
Deformation Quantization of Endomorphism Bundles
An observer somewhere in space would then receive a beam of radiation coming from the black hole and, at the same time, radiation coming from the cosmological horizon would arrive to him from all directions.
de Sitter Black Holes with Either of the Two Horizons as a Boundary
In the present case, it will turn out that one can pull the delta through only if one adds to the surface term (11), coming from H⊥ an additional contribution coming from Hφ .
de Sitter Black Holes with Either of the Two Horizons as a Boundary
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