Come - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kʌm|  American pronunciation of the word come
Brit.  |kʌm|  British pronunciation of the word come
irregular verb:  p.t. — came  p.p. — come


- the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract (syn: cum, ejaculate, seed, semen)


- move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody (syn: come up)
come down here!
come out of the closet!
come into the room
- reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress (syn: arrive, get)
- come to pass; arrive, as in due course
Dawn comes early in June
- reach or enter a state, relation, condition, use, or position
come into contact with a terrorist group
your wish will come true
- to be the product or result (syn: follow)
Melons come from a vine
Understanding comes from experience
- be found or available
These shoes come in three colors; The furniture comes unassembled
- come forth
- be a native of (syn: hail)
- extend or reach
The sleeves come to your knuckles
- exist or occur in a certain point in a series
- cover a certain distance
- come under, be classified or included (syn: fall)
This comes under a new heading
- happen as a result
Nothing good will come of this
- add up in number or quantity (syn: add up, amount, number, total)
- develop into (syn: add up, amount)
- be received (syn: come in)
- come to one's mind; suggest itself (syn: occur)
- come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example (syn: derive, descend)
he comes from humble origins
- proceed or get along (syn: do, fare, get along, make out)
He's come a long way
- experience orgasm
she could not come because she was too upset
- have a certain priority
My family comes first

Extra examples

Please come here for a minute. I want to show you something.

She came quietly into the room.

He came home late again last night.

The dog began to growl as we came closer.

The captain of the ship invited us to come aboard.

People come from all over the country to see him.

Some people came by car while others came by plane.

Why don't you come and stay with us for a while?

About a hundred people are coming to the wedding.

People come many miles to visit the shrine.

We'd like to come back next year.

He'll never come back to her.

Just then a bus came by so we got on and rode home.

Move aside, please, the firemen want to come by.

Godfather, come and see your boy.

Phrasal verbs

come about  — come to pass
come across  — find unexpectedly
come along  — come into being or existence, or appear on the scene
come apart  — become separated into pieces or fragments
come around  — change one's position or opinion

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Word forms

I/you/we/they: come
he/she/it: comes
present participle: coming
past tense: came
past participle: come
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