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English noun: come

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

Synonymscum, ejaculate, seed, semen, seminal fluid

Broader (hypernym)bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour, liquid body substance

Narrower (hyponym)milt

Part holonymsperm, sperm cell, spermatozoan, spermatozoon

English verb: come

1. come (motion) move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody

SamplesHe came singing down the road.
Come with me to the Casbah.
Come down here!.
Come out of the closet!.
Come into the room.

ExamplesThey come down the river

Synonymscome up

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

Narrower (hyponym)accost, address, approach, approach, come near, come near, come on, come up to, draw close, draw near, emanate, go up, near

Antonymsdepart, go away, go

2. come (motion) reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

SamplesShe arrived home at 7 o'clock.
She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight.

ExamplesThese cars won't come

Synonymsarrive, get

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Narrower (hyponym)attain, bring down, come, come in, draw in, drive in, flood in, get in, hit, land, land, land, move in, plump in, pull in, put down, reach, roll up, set ashore, set down, shore

Verb groupget

Antonymsgo forth, leave, go away

3. come (change) come to pass; arrive, as in due course

SamplesThe first success came three days later.
It came as a shock.
Dawn comes early in June.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place

Narrower (hyponym)descend, fall, settle

Verb groupcome

4. come (change) reach or enter a state, relation, condition, use, or position

SamplesThe 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.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)change

Verb groupcome

5. come (stative) to be the product or result

SamplesMelons come from a vine.
Understanding comes from experience.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)arise, develop, grow, originate, rise, spring up, uprise

Verb groupcome

6. come (change) be found or available

SamplesThese shoes come in three colors; The furniture comes unassembled.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Something ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective

Broader (hypernym)be, exist

7. come (stative) come forth

SamplesA scream came from the woman's mouth.
His breath came hard.

Synonymsissue forth

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

8. come (stative) be a native of

SamplesShe hails from Kalamazoo.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)be

Verb groupcome, derive, descend

9. come (stative) extend or reach

SamplesThe water came up to my waist.
The sleeves come to your knuckles.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)extend, go, lead, pass, run

10. come (stative) exist or occur in a certain point in a series

SamplesNext came the student from France.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)be

Verb groupcome, follow

11. come (motion) cover a certain distance

SamplesShe came a long way.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

12. come (stative) come under, be classified or included

SamplesFall into a category.
This comes under a new heading.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)be

13. come (change) happen as a result

SamplesNothing good will come of this.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)ensue, result

14. come (stative) add up in number or quantity

SamplesThe bills amounted to $2,000.
The bill came to $2,000.

Synonymsadd up, amount, number, total

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)be

Narrower (hyponym)average, average out, make, outnumber, work out

15. come (stative) develop into

SamplesThis idea will never amount to anything.
Nothing came of his grandiose plans.

Synonymsadd up, amount

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)become, turn

Narrower (hyponym)aggregate

16. come (motion) be received

SamplesNews came in of the massacre in Rwanda.

Synonymscome in

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)arrive, come, get

17. come (cognition) come to one's mind; suggest itself

SamplesIt occurred to me that we should hire another secretary.
A great idea then came to her.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)become

18. come (stative) come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example

SamplesShe was descended from an old Italian noble family.
He comes from humble origins.

Synonymsderive, descend

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Verb groupcome, derive, hail

19. come (stative) proceed or get along

SamplesHow is she doing in her new job?.
How are you making out in graduate school?.
He's come a long way.

Synonymsdo, fare, get along, make out

Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective

Broader (hypernym)go, proceed

20. come (perception) experience orgasm

SamplesShe could not come because she was too upset.

ExamplesSam and Sue come

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)experience, go through, see

21. come (cognition) have a certain priority

SamplesMy family comes first.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)rank

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