What does come mean?

Definitions for comekʌm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word come.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. semen, seed, seminal fluid, ejaculate, cum, come(verb)

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

  2. come, come up(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"

  3. arrive, get, come(verb)

    reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

    "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"

  4. come(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"

  5. come(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"; "his face went red"; "your wish will come true"

  6. come, follow(verb)

    to be the product or result

    "Melons come from a vine"; "Understanding comes from experience"

  7. come(verb)

    be found or available

    "These shoes come in three colors; The furniture comes unassembled"

  8. issue forth, come(verb)

    come forth

    "A scream came from the woman's mouth"; "His breath came hard"

  9. hail, come(verb)

    be a native of

    "She hails from Kalamazoo"

  10. come(verb)

    extend or reach

    "The water came up to my waist"; "The sleeves come to your knuckles"

  11. come(verb)

    exist or occur in a certain point in a series

    "Next came the student from France"

  12. come(verb)

    cover a certain distance

    "She came a long way"

  13. fall, come(verb)

    come under, be classified or included

    "fall into a category"; "This comes under a new heading"

  14. come(verb)

    happen as a result

    "Nothing good will come of this"

  15. total, number, add up, come, amount(verb)

    add up in number or quantity

    "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000"

  16. come, add up, amount(verb)

    develop into

    "This idea will never amount to anything"; "nothing came of his grandiose plans"

  17. come, come in(verb)

    be received

    "News came in of the massacre in Rwanda"

  18. occur, come(verb)

    come to one's mind; suggest itself

    "It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary"; "A great idea then came to her"

  19. derive, come, descend(verb)

    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"

  20. do, fare, make out, come, get along(verb)

    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"

  21. come(verb)

    experience orgasm

    "she could not come because she was too upset"

  22. come(verb)

    have a certain priority

    "My family comes first"


  1. come(Noun)

    Coming, arrival; approach.

  2. come(Noun)

    Semen, or female ejaculatory discharge.

  3. come(Verb)

    To move from further away to nearer to.

    Sheu2019ll be coming u2019round the mountain when she comes...

  4. come(Verb)

    To arrive

    The guests came at eight o'clock.

  5. come(Verb)

    To appear, to manifest itself.

    The pain in his leg comes and goes.

  6. come(Verb)

    To take a position to something else in a sequence.

  7. come(Verb)

    To achieve orgasm.

    He came after a few minutes.

  8. come(Verb)

    To approach a state of being or accomplishment.

  9. come(Verb)

    To take a particular approach or point of view in regard to something.

    He came to SF literature a confirmed technophile, and nothing made him happier than to read a manuscript thick with imaginary gizmos and whatzits.

  10. come(Verb)

    To become, to turn out to be.

    He was a dream come true.

  11. come(Preposition)

    when an event has occurred or a time has arrived

    Leave it to settle for about three months and, come Christmas time, you'll have a delicious concoctions to offer your guests.

  12. Origin: From comen, cumen, from coman, cuman, from kwemanan, from gʷem-. Cognate with cum, cuma, komme, komen, kommen, komme, komma, koma, Latin venio, Lithuanian gimti, Avestan , Sanskrit .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Come

    of Come

  2. Come(noun)

    to move hitherward; to draw near; to approach the speaker, or some place or person indicated; -- opposed to go

  3. Come(noun)

    to complete a movement toward a place; to arrive

  4. Come(noun)

    to approach or arrive, as if by a journey or from a distance

  5. Come(noun)

    to approach or arrive, as the result of a cause, or of the act of another

  6. Come(noun)

    to arrive in sight; to be manifest; to appear

  7. Come(noun)

    to get to be, as the result of change or progress; -- with a predicate; as, to come untied

  8. Come(verb)

    to carry through; to succeed in; as, you can't come any tricks here

  9. Come(noun)


  10. Origin: [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.]


  1. Come

    Come are an American alternative rock band, formed in Boston by Thalia Zedek, Chris Brokaw, Arthur Johnson, and Sean O'Brien.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Come

    kum (Shak.), a shortening of Become.

  2. Come

    kum, v.i. to move toward this place (the opposite of go): to draw near: to arrive at a certain state or condition: to issue: to happen: (Shak.) to yield; to become: to turn out:—pr.p. com′ing; pa.t. came; pa.p. come.—n. Com′ing.—adj. Come′-at-able, accessible; Come about, to happen; Come across, to meet; Come and go, to have freedom of action (n. passage to and fro); Come at, to reach; Come by, to come near: to pass: to obtain; Come down, to descend: to be reduced (n. a fall); Come down upon, to be severe with; Come down with, to pay down; Come high, or low, to cost much, or little; Come home, to return to one's house: to touch one's interest or feelings closely (with to): (naut.) to drag or slip through the ground—of an anchor; Come in, to enter: to give in, to yield: (fencing) to get within the opponent's guard (Shak.); Come in for, to have reason to expect or to have a share; Come it strong (coll.), to do or say too much; Come of, to descend from: become of; Come off, to come away: to turn out: to escape (n. a conclusion: an evasion of duty); Come out, to result: to be published: to become evident: to enter society; Come out with, to let be known: to tell; Come over (Shak.), surpass: to befall: (slang) to overreach; Come o' will, something that comes of its own accord: an illegitimate child; Come round, to come by a circuitous path: to happen in due course: to change: to recover from a faint; Come short, to fail; Come short of, to fail to accomplish; Come to, to obtain: to amount to: to recover consciousness or sanity; Come to grief, to meet with disaster or ill-fortune; Come to pass, to happen; Come true, to be found to have been true; Come under, to be included under; Come upon, to attack: to affect; to hold answerable: to meet; Come up with, to overtake: reach.—All comers, any one that likes. [A.S. cuman; Ger. kommen, to come.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'come' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #144

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'come' in Written Corpus Frequency: #97

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'come' in Verbs Frequency: #16


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of come in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of come in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Johannes Hahn:

    I will come back.

  2. Grace Murray Hopper:

    Easy come, Easy go.

  3. Vice President Biden:

    There will come a day.

  4. Don Gentry:

    All the gloves come off.

  5. Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    We have come a long way.

Images & Illustrations of come

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