(1)   The thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract


(2)   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"
(3)   Be found or available
"These shoes come in three colors; The furniture comes unassembled"
(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)   Cover a certain distance
"She came a long way"
(6)   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"
(7)   Reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
"She arrived home at 7 o'clock"
"She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
(8)   Be received
"News came in of the massacre in Rwanda"
(9)   Experience orgasm
"She could not come because she was too upset"
(10)   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"
(11)   To be the product or result
"Melons come from a vine"
"Understanding comes from experience"
(12)   Extend or reach
"The water came up to my waist"
"The sleeves come to your knuckles"
(13)   Come under, be classified or included
"Fall into a category"
"This comes under a new heading"
(14)   Be a native of
"She hails from Kalamazoo"
(15)   Exist or occur in a certain point in a series
"Next came the student from France"


from . Cognates include Sanskrit , Ancient Greek , Latin , German , Swedish .


  1. To move from further away to nearer to.
    She’ll be coming ’round the mountain when she comes...
  2. To arrive
    The guests came at eight o'clock.
  3. To appear, to manifest itself.
    The pain in his leg comes and goes.
  4. To precede in sequence.
    Which letter comes before Y?
    Winter comes before spring.
  5. To achieve orgasm.
    He came after a few minutes.
  6. (with close) To approach a state of being or accomplishment.
    They came very close to leaving on time.
    His test scores came close to perfect.
  7. (with to) 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.
  8. To become, to turn out to be.
    He was a dream come true.


  1. Coming, arrival; approach.
    • 1869, RD Blackmoore, Lorna Doone, II:
      “If we count three before the come of thee, thwacked thou art, and must go to the women.”
  2. Semen, or female ejaculatory discharge.


  1. 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.