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All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.
Otto von Bismarck

Meaning of "come" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD COME

Old English cuman; related to Old Norse koma, Gothic qiman, Old High German queman to come, Sanskrit gámati he goes.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF COME

come  [kʌm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COME

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Come is a verb and can also act as a noun and an exclamation.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb come in English.



Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES COME MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Come

Come may refer to: ▪ Comè, city and commune in Benin ▪ Come, an American indie rock band formed in 1990 ▪ Come, a British noise project founded in 1979 ▪ Come Organisation, its record label ▪ Come, 1994 ▪ Come, 1972 ▪ "Come", a song by Fleetwood Mac from Say You Will ▪ COMe, COM Express, a single-board computer type ▪ A possible outcome which may be bet on in craps, whence the general gambling expression ▪ To orgasm or ejaculate.

Definition of come in the English dictionary

The first definition of come in the dictionary is to move towards a specified person or place. Other definition of come is to arrive by movement or by making progress. Come is also to become perceptible.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO COME

PRESENT

Present
I come
you come
he/she/it comes
we come
you come
they come
Present continuous
I am coming
you are coming
he/she/it is coming
we are coming
you are coming
they are coming
Present perfect
I have come
you have come
he/she/it has come
we have come
you have come
they have come
Present perfect continuous
I have been coming
you have been coming
he/she/it has been coming
we have been coming
you have been coming
they have been coming
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I came
you came
he/she/it came
we came
you came
they came
Past continuous
I was coming
you were coming
he/she/it was coming
we were coming
you were coming
they were coming
Past perfect
I had come
you had come
he/she/it had come
we had come
you had come
they had come
Past perfect continuous
I had been coming
you had been coming
he/she/it had been coming
we had been coming
you had been coming
they had been coming
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will come
you will come
he/she/it will come
we will come
you will come
they will come
Future continuous
I will be coming
you will be coming
he/she/it will be coming
we will be coming
you will be coming
they will be coming
Future perfect
I will have come
you will have come
he/she/it will have come
we will have come
you will have come
they will have come
Future perfect continuous
I will have been coming
you will have been coming
he/she/it will have been coming
we will have been coming
you will have been coming
they will have been coming
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would come
you would come
he/she/it would come
we would come
you would come
they would come
Conditional continuous
I would be coming
you would be coming
he/she/it would be coming
we would be coming
you would be coming
they would be coming
Conditional perfect
I would have come
you would have come
he/she/it would have come
we would have come
you would have come
they would have come
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been coming
you would have been coming
he/she/it would have been coming
we would have been coming
you would have been coming
they would have been coming
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you come
we let´s come
you come
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to come
Past participle
come
Present Participle
coming
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COME

come a cropper
come a gutser
come a stumer
come about
come across
come again?
come along
come along!
come and
come at
come away
come back to earth
come back to someone
come between
come by
come clean
come forward
come from
come full circle

WORDS THAT END LIKE COME

a home from home
at home
at-home
awesome
become
chrome
dome
handsome
home
income
monochrome
nome
outcome
overcome
Rome
some
syndrome
threesome
tome
welcome

Synonyms and antonyms of come in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COME»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «come» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of come

Translation of «come» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COME

Find out the translation of come to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of come from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «come» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

venir
570 millions of speakers

English

come
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَأْتِي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

приходить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Comdt
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

venir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Comdt
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kommen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

来る
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sambungake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đến
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Comdt
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Comdt
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Comdt
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

venire
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przyjść
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

приходити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a veni
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

έρχομαι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kom
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

komma
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

komme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of come

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COME»

The term «come» is very widely used and occupies the 698 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COME» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «come» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «come» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about come

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «COME»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word come.
1
Edward Albee
Sometimes a person has to go a very long distance out of his way to come back a short distance correctly.
2
Joseph Altuzarra
We're making clothes - we aren't saving the world. I'm not saying that designers aren't artists, but at the end of the day, we make clothes. Hopefully we make beautiful clothes with a message, but in the end it's for people to wear. I think that the hype of fashion has come down a level.
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Gareth Bale
Whenever I get days off, I go home, or friends and family come up. I'm in contact with them every day, so it's like we live next door, but obviously we live in two different countries. Football is my job, and everyone around me has given me the opportunity to purely concentrate on football, and everyone else worries about everything else.
4
Ann Beattie
There is some reason, obviously, that you are drawn to your material, but the way in which you explore it might come to be quite different from what you would expect.
5
Stacey Bendet
I love creating and being able to see an idea come to fruition. I love making beautiful things.
6
Craig Benson
Actually, I think I come at things a whole different way from most people, and, you know, sometimes political answers are one way to solve the problem, and sometimes there are better ways to do it.
7
Otto von Bismarck
All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.
8
Ozwald Boateng
You come to me and it's my job to make you look the best you can look. From an image point of view, would I prefer to dress Jude Law instead of Rolf Harris? Of course. But it's my job to make them both look great.
9
Joseph Bologna
You know, people come up with formulas who are uncreative. They can't picture something different so they can only go by something that's laid out for them.
10
Paul Broun
We have people from the Middle East, from Asia, from all over the world that are coming through the southern border. Some are coming to work. But it's a porous border that would allow terrorists, al Qaeda and other entities to come in this country who want to do America harm. That's the reason securing the border is a national security issue.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COME»

Discover the use of come in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to come and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Where Things Come Back
This extraordinary tale from a rare literary voice finds wonder in the ordinary and illuminates the hope of second chances.
John Corey Whaley, 2011
2
She's Come Undone
In his extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch an incredible ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years.
Wally Lamb, 2012
3
What Dreams May Come: A Novel
Richard Matheson's powerful tale of life---and love---after death was the basis for the Oscar-winning film starring Robin Williams.
Richard Matheson, 2007
4
Where Mathematics Comes from: How the Embodied Mind Brings ...
Provides an in-depth analysis of the cognitive science of mathematical ideas that argues that conceptual metaphor plays a definitive role in mathematical ideas, exploring such concepts as arithmetic, algebra, sets, logic, and infinity.
George Lakoff, Rafael E. Núñez, 2000
5
The Book to Come
Featuring essays originally published in La Nouvelle Revue Française, this collection clearly demonstrates why Maurice Blanchot was a key figure in exploring the relation between literature and philosophy.
Maurice Blanchot, 2003
6
A Change is Gonna Come: Music, Race & the Soul of America
This new edition, featuring four new and updated chapters, will reintroduce Werner's seminal study of black music to a new generation of readers.
Craig Hansen Werner, 2006
7
Kingdom Come: The Final Victory
The horrors of the Tribulation are over, and Jesus Christ has set up his perfect kingdom on earth.
Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins, 2012
8
For the City Yet to Come: Changing African Life in Four Cities
In For the City Yet to Come, AbdouMaliq Simone argues that by overlooking all that does work in Africa’s cities, this perspective forecloses opportunities to capitalize on existing informal economies and structures in development efforts ...
AbdouMaliq Simone, 2004
9
If You're an Egalitarian, How Come You’re So Rich?
This book presents G. A. Cohen's Gifford Lectures, delivered at the University of Edinburgh in 1996.
G. A. COHEN, G. A Cohen, 2009
10
The Bolsheviks Come to Power: The Revolution of 1917 in ...
'The best volume on the Russian Revolution in years .
Alexander Rabinowitch, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term come is used in the context of the following news items.
1
California's Stalled Right-to-Die Bill Will Come Too Late for …
Christy O'Donnell, a California mom with terminal cancer, pictured here with her daughter, is a leader in the fight for the right to die in California. «Yahoo Health, Jul 15»
2
Greece gets until Sunday to come up with proposal to stave off …
Frustrated and angered eurozone leaders gave Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras a last-minute chance Tuesday to finally come up with a ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
3
Come on, Canada. Time to get in the giant fighting robot economy
The fact that Canada is sitting idly by while Japan and the United States prepare to compete in a battle between giant, piloted robots can only ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
4
Series win 'a dream come true' - Misbah
"I was with the Pakistan team in the last three series that we lost, but now winning the series here after long time is like a dream come true, ... «ESPNcricinfo.com, Jul 15»
5
Watch YouTuber Shane Dawson Come Out As Bisexual In This …
So inspiring! Opening up about your sexuality is such an emotional and difficult thing to do, so Shane Dawson did it where he feels most ... «PerezHilton.com, Jul 15»
6
Pipe dream come true
Father Derek Lappe takes a closer look Tuesday at the boxes of various sized organ pipes that are being installed in the choir loft of Our Lady ... «Kitsap Sun, Jul 15»
7
Opinion: Bring back sun loungers, tourists will come again
It comes down to this: people are now starting to ask themselves whether or not they want to come back to Phuket for their next holiday, or if ... «Phuket Gazette, Jul 15»
8
Flipkart to soon come up with better paternity policy
Flipkart recently became the first major ecommerce company to come up with enhanced maternity benefits when it announced an extended ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
9
Traffic lights to come down in University District
Once the traffic signals come down, there will not be any lights on N. 4th between E. 17th Avenue and Hudson Street, and none on southbound ... «Columbus Dispatch, Jul 15»
10
Sea Dogs come up short at Reading
READING, Pa. — The Portland Sea Dogs rallied from four- and five-run deficits Tuesday night but fell short in an 8-6 loss to the Reading Fightin ... «Press Herald, Jul 15»

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