come Definition

  • 1to move or travel towards the speaker or with the speaker
  • 2to arrive at a particular place
  • 3to reach a particular point in a process or activity

Using come: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "come" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I'm coming home.

  • Example

    When will you come to visit me?

  • Example

    The cake is almost done, it just needs a few more minutes to come out of the oven.

  • Example

    The company's new product is finally coming to market.

come Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for come

Antonyms for come

Idioms Using come

  • regardless of the weather or other adverse conditions


    The postman delivers the mail every day, come rain or shine.

  • to accept and deal with a difficult or unpleasant situation


    It took her a long time to come to terms with the death of her husband.

  • to return to the starting point or original situation


    After years of traveling and working abroad, she came full circle and returned to her hometown.

Phrases with come

  • to encounter or find something by chance


    I came across an old photo album while cleaning out my closet.

  • to make progress or develop in a positive way


    The project is coming along nicely and should be finished on time.

  • to confess or tell the truth about something that one has been keeping secret


    After months of lying, he finally came clean about his involvement in the scandal.

Origins of come

from Old English 'cuman'


Summary: come in Brief

The verb 'come' [kʌm] refers to movement or travel towards the speaker or a particular place, as well as reaching a point in a process or activity. It is often used in phrases like 'come across,' meaning to find something by chance, and 'come clean,' meaning to confess or tell the truth. Idioms like 'come rain or shine' denote persistence despite adverse conditions, while 'come full circle' implies returning to a starting point.

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