To move from further away to nearer to.
“She’ll be coming ’round the mountain when she comes…”
To move towards the speaker.
“I called the dog, but she wouldn’t come.”
“Stop dawdling and come here!”
To move towards the listener.
“Hold on, I’ll come in a second.”
“You should ask the doctor to come to your house.”
To move towards the object that is the focus of the sentence.
“No-one can find Bertie Wooster when his aunts come to visit.”
“Hundreds of thousands of people come to Disneyland every year.”
To move towards the agent or subject of the main clause.
“King Cnut couldn’t stop the tide coming.”
“He threw the boomerang, which came right back to him.”
To appear, to manifest itself.
“The pain in his leg comes and goes.”
To take a position relative to something else in a sequence.
“Which letter comes before Y?”
“Winter comes after autumn.”
To achieve orgasm; to cum; to ejaculate.
“He came after a few minutes.”
To approach a state of being or accomplishment.
“They came very close to leaving on time.”
“His test scores came close to perfect.”
“One of the screws came loose, and the skateboard fell apart.”
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.”
To become, to turn out to be.
“He was a dream come true.”
To be supplied, or made available; to exist.
“He’s as tough as they come.”
“Our milkshakes come in vanilla, strawberry and chocolate flavours.”
To carry through; to succeed in.
“You can’t come any tricks here.”
“This kind of accident comes when you are careless.”
To have as an origin, originate.
To move towards an unstated agent.
“The butler should come when called.”
To have a certain social background.
To be or have been a resident or native.
“Where did you come from?”
To have been brought up by or employed by.
“She comes from a good family.”
“He comes from a disreputable legal firm.”
Coming, arrival; approach.
Female ejaculatory discharge.
alternative form of commain its medieval use as a middot ⟨·⟩ serving as a form of colon.
Used to indicate an event, period, or change in state occurring after a present time.
“Leave it to settle for about three months and, come Christmas time, you’ll have a delicious concoction to offer your guests.”
“Come retirement, their Social Security may turn out to be a lot less than they counted on.”
An exclamation to express annoyance.
“Come come! Stop crying.”
“Come now! You must eat it.”
An exclamation to express encouragement, or to precede a request.
“Come come! You can do it.”
“Come now! It won’t bite you.”
To habitually go to (someone in distress, sickness etc.) to comfort them. (Now generally merged into later senses, below.) from 13th c.
To go and meet (a person) as an act of friendliness or sociability. from 14th c.
Of God: to appear to (someone) to comfort, bless, or chastise or punish them. (Now generally merged into later senses, below.) from 13th c.
To punish, to inflict harm upon (someone or something). from 14th c.
Of a sickness, misfortune etc.: to afflict (someone). from 14th c.
To inflict punishment, vengeance for (an offense) on or upon someone. from 14th c.
To go to (a shrine, temple etc.) for worship. (Now generally merged into later senses, below.) from 14th c.
To go to (a place) for pleasure, on an errand, etc. from 15th c.
A single act of visiting.
A meeting with a doctor at their surgery or the doctor’s at one’s home.
move or travel towards or into a place thought of as near or familiar to the speaker
“Jess came into the kitchen”
“he came rushing out”
“I came here on holiday with my parents”
arrive at a specified place
“we walked along till we came to a stream”
“my trunk hasn’t come yet”
“it was very late when she came back”
(of a thing) reach or extend to a specified point
“the path comes straight down”
“women in slim dresses that came all the way to their shoes”
“she heard the train coming”
“someone was coming”
travel in order to be with a specified person, to do a specified thing, or to be present at an event
“the police came”
“the electrician came to mend the cooker”
“we have come a long way since Aristotle”
“come and live with me”
join someone in participating in a specified activity or course of action
“do you want to come fishing tomorrow?”
make progress; develop
“she asked them how their garden was coming on”
“he’s coming along nicely”
said to someone when correcting or reassuring someone
“Come, come, child, don’t thank me”
occur; happen; take place
“his father waited for a phone call that never came”
“twilight had not yet come”
“a chance like this doesn’t come along every day”
be heard, perceived, or experienced
“a voice came from the kitchen”
“it came as a great shock”
(of a quality) become apparent or noticeable through actions or performance
“as an actor your style and personality must come through”
(of a person) appear or sound in a specified way; give a specified impression
“he’d always come across as a decent sort”
(of a thought or memory) enter one’s mind
“the basic idea came to me while reading an article”
“a passage from a novel came back to Adam”
take or occupy a specified position in space, order, or priority
“prisons come well down the list of priorities”
“I make sure my kids come first”
achieve a specified place in a race or contest
“she came second among sixty contestants”
pass into a specified state, especially one of separation or disunion
“his shirt had come undone”
reach or be brought to a specified situation or result
“you will come to no harm”
“staff who come into contact with the public”
“the vehicle came to rest against a traffic signal”
eventually reach a certain condition or state of mind
“he had come to realize she was no puppet”
be sold, available, or found in a specified form
“the shirts come in three sizes”
“the cars come with a variety of extras”
have an orgasm.
when a specified time is reached or event happens
“I don’t think that they’ll be far away from honours come the new season”
semen ejaculated at an orgasm.