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 for Come
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Come \Come\, v. i. [imp. Came; p. p. Come; p. pr & vb. n.
     Coming.] [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. [root]23. Cf. Base, n., Convene, Adventure.]
     1. To move hitherward; to draw near; to approach the speaker,
        or some place or person indicated; -- opposed to go.
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              Look, who comes yonder?               --Shak.
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              I did not come to curse thee.         --Tennyson.
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     2. To complete a movement toward a place; to arrive.
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              When we came to Rome.                 --Acts xxviii.
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              Lately come from Italy.               --Acts xviii.
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     3. To approach or arrive, as if by a journey or from a
        distance. "Thy kingdom come." --Matt. vi. 10.
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              The hour is coming, and now is.       --John. v. 25.
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              So quick bright things come to confusion. --Shak.
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     4. To approach or arrive, as the result of a cause, or of the
        act of another.
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              From whence come wars?                --James iv. 1.
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              Both riches and honor come of thee !  --1 Chron.
                                                    xxix. 12.
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     5. To arrive in sight; to be manifest; to appear.
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              Then butter does refuse to come.      --Hudibras.
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     6. To get to be, as the result of change or progress; -- with
        a predicate; as, to come untied.
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              How come you thus estranged?          --Shak.
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              How come her eyes so bright?          --Shak.
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     Note: Am come, is come, etc., are frequently used instead of
           have come, has come, etc., esp. in poetry. The verb to
           be gives a clearer adjectival significance to the
           participle as expressing a state or condition of the
           subject, while the auxiliary have expresses simply the
           completion of the action signified by the verb.
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                 Think not that I am come to destroy. --Matt. v.
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                 We are come off like Romans.       --Shak.
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                 The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the
                 year.                              --Bryant.
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     Note: Come may properly be used (instead of go) in speaking
           of a movement hence, or away, when there is reference
           to an approach to the person addressed; as, I shall
           come home next week; he will come to your house to-day.
           It is used with other verbs almost as an auxiliary,
           indicative of approach to the action or state expressed
           by the verb; as, how came you to do it? Come is used
           colloquially, with reference to a definite future time
           approaching, without an auxiliary; as, it will be two
           years, come next Christmas; i. e., when Christmas shall
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                 They were cried
                 In meeting, come next Sunday.      --Lowell.
           Come, in the imperative, is used to excite attention,
           or to invite to motion or joint action; come, let us
           go. "This is the heir; come, let us kill him." --Matt.
           xxi. 38. When repeated, it sometimes expresses haste,
           or impatience, and sometimes rebuke. "Come, come, no
           time for lamentation now." --Milton.
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     To come, yet to arrive, future. "In times to come."
        --Dryden. "There's pippins and cheese to come." --Shak.
     To come about.
        (a) To come to pass; to arrive; to happen; to result; as,
            how did these things come about?
        (b) To change; to come round; as, the ship comes about.
            "The wind is come about." --Shak.
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                  On better thoughts, and my urged reasons,
                  They are come about, and won to the true side.
                                                    --B. Jonson.
     To come abroad.
        (a) To move or be away from one's home or country. "Am
            come abroad to see the world." --Shak.
        (b) To become public or known. [Obs.] "Neither was
            anything kept secret, but that it should come abroad."
            --Mark. iv. 22.
     To come across, to meet; to find, esp. by chance or
        suddenly. "We come across more than one incidental mention
        of those wars." --E. A. Freeman. "Wagner's was certainly
        one of the strongest and most independent natures I ever
        came across." --H. R. Haweis.
     To come after.
        (a) To follow.
        (b) To come to take or to obtain; as, to come after a
     To come again, to return. "His spirit came again and he
        revived." --Judges. xv. 19. - 
     To come and go.
        (a) To appear and disappear; to change; to alternate. "The
            color of the king doth come and go." --Shak.
        (b) (Mech.) To play backward and forward.
     To come at.
        (a) To reach; to arrive within reach of; to gain; as, to
            come at a true knowledge of ourselves.
        (b) To come toward; to attack; as, he came at me with
     To come away, to part or depart.
     To come between, to intervene; to separate; hence, to cause
     To come by.
        (a) To obtain, gain, acquire. "Examine how you came by all
            your state." --Dryden.
        (b) To pass near or by way of.
     To come down.
        (a) To descend.
        (b) To be humbled.
     To come down upon, to call to account, to reprimand.
        [Colloq.] --Dickens.
     To come home.
        (a) To return to one's house or family.
        (b) To come close; to press closely; to touch the
            feelings, interest, or reason.
        (c) (Naut.) To be loosened from the ground; -- said of an
     To come in.
        (a) To enter, as a town, house, etc. "The thief cometh
            in." --Hos. vii. 1.
        (b) To arrive; as, when my ship comes in.
        (c) To assume official station or duties; as, when Lincoln
            came in.
        (d) To comply; to yield; to surrender. "We need not fear
            his coming in" --Massinger.
        (e) To be brought into use. "Silken garments did not come
            in till late." --Arbuthnot.
        (f) To be added or inserted; to be or become a part of.
        (g) To accrue as gain from any business or investment.
        (h) To mature and yield a harvest; as, the crops come in
        (i) To have sexual intercourse; -- with to or unto. --Gen.
            xxxviii. 16.
        (j) To have young; to bring forth; as, the cow will come
            in next May. [U. S.]
     To come in for, to claim or receive. "The rest came in for
        subsidies." --Swift.
     To come into, to join with; to take part in; to agree to;
        to comply with; as, to come into a party or scheme.
     To come it over, to hoodwink; to get the advantage of.
     To come near or To come nigh, to approach in place or
        quality; to be equal to. "Nothing ancient or modern seems
        to come near it." --Sir W. Temple.
     To come of.
        (a) To descend or spring from. "Of Priam's royal race my
            mother came." --Dryden.
        (b) To result or follow from. "This comes of judging by
            the eye." --L'Estrange.
     To come off.
        (a) To depart or pass off from.
        (b) To get free; to get away; to escape.
        (c) To be carried through; to pass off; as, it came off
        (d) To acquit one's self; to issue from (a contest, etc.);
            as, he came off with honor; hence, substantively, a
            come-off, an escape; an excuse; an evasion. [Colloq.]
        (e) To pay over; to give. [Obs.]
        (f) To take place; to happen; as, when does the race come
        (g) To be or become after some delay; as, the weather came
            off very fine.
        (h) To slip off or be taken off, as a garment; to
        (i) To hurry away; to get through. --Chaucer.
     To come off by, to suffer. [Obs.] "To come off by the
        worst." --Calamy.
     To come off from, to leave. "To come off from these grave
        disquisitions." --Felton.
     To come on.
        (a) To advance; to make progress; to thrive.
        (b) To move forward; to approach; to supervene.
     To come out.
        (a) To pass out or depart, as from a country, room,
            company, etc. "They shall come out with great
            substance." --Gen. xv. 14.
        (b) To become public; to appear; to be published. "It is
            indeed come out at last." --Bp. Stillingfleet.
        (c) To end; to result; to turn out; as, how will this
            affair come out? he has come out well at last.
        (d) To be introduced into society; as, she came out two
            seasons ago.
        (e) To appear; to show itself; as, the sun came out.
        (f) To take sides; to announce a position publicly; as, he
            came out against the tariff.
        (g) To publicly admit oneself to be homosexual.
     To come out with, to give publicity to; to disclose.
     To come over.
        (a) To pass from one side or place to another.
            "Perpetually teasing their friends to come over to
            them." --Addison.
        (b) To rise and pass over, in distillation.
     To come over to, to join.
     To come round.
        (a) To recur in regular course.
        (b) To recover. [Colloq.]
        (c) To change, as the wind.
        (d) To relent. --J. H. Newman.
        (e) To circumvent; to wheedle. [Colloq.]
     To come short, to be deficient; to fail of attaining. "All
        have sinned and come short of the glory of God." --Rom.
        iii. 23.
     To come to.
        (a) To consent or yield. --Swift.
        (b) (Naut.) (with the accent on to) To luff; to bring the
            ship's head nearer the wind; to anchor.
        (c) (with the accent on to) To recover, as from a swoon.
        (d) To arrive at; to reach.
        (e) To amount to; as, the taxes come to a large sum.
        (f) To fall to; to be received by, as an inheritance.
     To come to blows. See under Blow.
     To come to grief. See under Grief.
     To come to a head.
        (a) To suppurate, as a boil.
        (b) To mature; to culminate; as a plot.
     To come to one's self, to recover one's senses.
     To come to pass, to happen; to fall out.
     To come to the scratch.
        (a) (Prize Fighting) To step up to the scratch or mark
            made in the ring to be toed by the combatants in
            beginning a contest; hence:
        (b) To meet an antagonist or a difficulty bravely.
     To come to time.
        (a) (Prize Fighting) To come forward in order to resume
            the contest when the interval allowed for rest is over
            and "time" is called; hence:
        (b) To keep an appointment; to meet expectations.
     To come together.
        (a) To meet for business, worship, etc.; to assemble.
            --Acts i. 6.
        (b) To live together as man and wife. --Matt. i. 18.
     To come true, to happen as predicted or expected.
     To come under, to belong to, as an individual to a class.
     To come up
        (a) to ascend; to rise.
        (b) To be brought up; to arise, as a question.
        (c) To spring; to shoot or rise above the earth, as a
        (d) To come into use, as a fashion.
     To come up the capstan (Naut.), to turn it the contrary
        way, so as to slacken the rope about it.
     To come up the tackle fall (Naut.), to slacken the tackle
        gently. --Totten.
     To come up to, to rise to; to equal.
     To come up with, to overtake or reach by pursuit.
     To come upon.
        (a) To befall.
        (b) To attack or invade.
        (c) To have a claim upon; to become dependent upon for
            support; as, to come upon the town.
        (d) To light or chance upon; to find; as, to come upon hid
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Come \Come\, v. t.
     To carry through; to succeed in; as, you can't come any
     tricks here. [Slang]
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     To come it, to succeed in a trick of any sort. [Slang]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Come \Come\, n.
     Coming. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  cum \cum\ (k[u^]m), n.
     same as semen[2]; -- also spelled come. [vulgar slang]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is
           ejaculated by the male genital tract [syn: semen, seed,
           seminal fluid, ejaculate, cum, come]
      v 1: 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" [syn:
           come, come up] [ant: depart, go, go away]
      2: reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; "She
         arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago until
         after midnight" [syn: arrive, get, come] [ant: go
         away, go forth, leave]
      3: 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"
      4: 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"
      5: to be the product or result; "Melons come from a vine";
         "Understanding comes from experience" [syn: come, follow]
      6: be found or available; "These shoes come in three colors; The
         furniture comes unassembled"
      7: come forth; "A scream came from the woman's mouth"; "His
         breath came hard" [syn: issue forth, come]
      8: be a native of; "She hails from Kalamazoo" [syn: hail,
      9: extend or reach; "The water came up to my waist"; "The
         sleeves come to your knuckles"
      10: exist or occur in a certain point in a series; "Next came
          the student from France"
      11: cover a certain distance; "She came a long way"
      12: come under, be classified or included; "fall into a
          category"; "This comes under a new heading" [syn: fall,
      13: happen as a result; "Nothing good will come of this"
      14: add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to
          $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000" [syn: total, number,
          add up, come, amount]
      15: develop into; "This idea will never amount to anything";
          "nothing came of his grandiose plans" [syn: come, add
          up, amount]
      16: be received; "News came in of the massacre in Rwanda" [syn:
          come, come in]
      17: come to one's mind; suggest itself; "It occurred to me that
          we should hire another secretary"; "A great idea then came
          to her" [syn: occur, come]
      18: 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" [syn: derive,
          come, descend]
      19: 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" [syn: do, fare, make out, come, get
      20: experience orgasm; "she could not come because she was too
      21: have a certain priority; "My family comes first"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  265 Moby Thesaurus words for "come":
     accomplish, accost, achieve, achieve satisfaction, acquire, add up,
     add up to, advance, affect, aggregate, amount to, anticipate,
     appear, approach, appropinquate, approximate, arise, arrive,
     arrive at, arrive in, assault, attack, attain, attain to, await,
     awaken, bail out, be, be destined, be fated, be found, be imminent,
     be involved, be met with, be realized, be received, be revealed,
     be to be, be to come, bear down on, bear down upon, bear up,
     bechance, become manifest, become visible, befall, betide, blame,
     blow in, bob up, break, break cover, break forth, bump into,
     burst forth, catch, chance, charge, check in, clean, climax,
     clock in, close, close in, close with, come about, come across,
     come along, come apart, come around, come at, come by, come clean,
     come closer, come down, come down on, come down with, come forth,
     come forward, come in, come in sight, come near, come off, come on,
     come out, come over, come through, come to, come to hand,
     come to light, come to pass, come true, come up, communicate,
     concern, conclude, confront, contract, criticize, crop out,
     crop up, crumble, debouch, descend on, descend upon, develop,
     discover, disembogue, disintegrate, do, draw near, draw nigh,
     draw on, earn, effuse, ejaculate, emanate, emerge, encounter, end,
     enter, erupt, eventuate, expect, extrude, fade in, fall, fall out,
     fall to pieces, fare, fetch, fetch up at, find, finish, fly at,
     foresee, foretell, gain, gain upon, get, get about, get around,
     get better, get hold of, get in, get off, get out, get there,
     get to, get well, give up, go about, go for, go off, go over, grow,
     hap, happen, happen along, happen by chance, hazard,
     heave in sight, hit, hit town, hope, influence, involve, issue,
     issue forth, jump out, lay hold of, leak out, lie ahead, look for,
     look forth, look forward to, loom, make, make for, make it,
     materialize, move, move along, narrow the gap, near, nigh,
     not fail, number, obtain, occur, outcrop, pass, pass off, pay up,
     peep out, penetrate, plan, plot, pop up, possess, pounce on,
     pounce upon, predict, premiere, present itself, procure, progress,
     project, prophesy, protrude, prove, proximate, pull in, punch in,
     reach, reach orgasm, rear its head, rebuke, regard, relate to,
     reprimand, revile, revive, ring in, rise, roll in, run across,
     run into, run to, rush at, sally, sally forth, secure,
     see the light, separate, settle, show, show up, sidle up to,
     sign in, sink in, step up, stream forth, strike the eye,
     stumble on, stumble upon, submit, succeed, succumb to, surface,
     tack, take place, take possession of, terminate, threaten, thrive,
     time in, total, transpire, turn out, turn up, visit, wake up, win,

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