Come

Definition of Come

v. i.1.To move hitherward; to draw near; to approach the speaker, or some place or person indicated; - opposed to go.
[imp. Came ; p. p. Come ; p. pr & vb. n. Coming.]
Look, who comes yonder?
- Shak.
I did not come to curse thee.
- Tennyson.
2.To complete a movement toward a place; to arrive.
When we came to Rome.
- Acts xxviii. 16.
Lately come from Italy.
- Acts xviii. 2.
3.To approach or arrive, as if by a journey or from a distance.
The hour is coming, and now is.
- John. v. 25.
So quick bright things come to confusion.
- Shak.
4.To approach or arrive, as the result of a cause, or of the act of another.
From whence come wars?
- James iv. 1.
Both riches and honor come of thee !
- 1 Chron. xxix. 12.
5.To arrive in sight; to be manifest; to appear.
Then butter does refuse to come.
- Hudibras.
6.To get to be, as the result of change or progress; - with a predicate; as, to come untied.
How come you thus estranged?
- Shak.
How come her eyes so bright?
- Shak.
Think not that I am come to destroy.
- Matt. v. 17.
We are come off like Romans.
- Shak.
The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year.
- Bryant.
They were cried
In meeting, come next Sunday.
- Lowell.
To come
yet to arrive, future.
To come about
a - To come to pass; to arrive; to happen; to result; as, how did these things come about?
- Dryden.
b - To change; to come round; as, the ship comes about.
- Shak.
On better thoughts, and my urged reasons,
They are come about, and won to the true side.
- B. Jonson.
v. t.1.To carry through; to succeed in; as, you can't come any tricks here.
To come it
to succeed in a trick of any sort.
n.1.Coming.

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