Antonyms for come


Grammar : Verb
Spell : kuhm
Phonetic Transcription : kʌm


Definition of come

Origin :
  • Old English cuman "come, approach, land; come to oneself, recover; arrive; assemble" (class IV strong verb; past tense cuom, com, past participle cumen), from Proto-Germanic *kwem- (cf. Old Saxon cuman, Old Frisian kuma, Middle Dutch comen, Dutch komen, Old High German queman, German kommen, Old Norse koma, Gothic qiman), from PIE root *gwa-, *gwem- "to go, come" (cf. Sanskrit gamati "he goes," Avestan jamaiti "goes," Tocharian kakmu "come," Lithuanian gemu "to be born," Greek bainein "to go, walk, step," Latin venire "to come").
  • The substitution of Middle English -o- for Old English -u- before -m-, -n-, or -r- was a scribal habit before minims to avoid misreading the letters in the old style handwriting, which jammed letters. The practice similarly transformed some, monk, tongue, worm. Modern past tense form came is Middle English, probably from Old Norse kvam, replacing Old English cuom.
  • Remarkably productive with prepositions (NTC's "Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs" lists 198 combinations); consider the varied senses in come to "regain consciousness," come over "possess" (as an emotion), come at "attack," come on (interj.) "be serious," and come off "occur." For sexual senses, see cum.
  • verb advance, approach
  • verb happen
  • verb extend, reach
Example sentences :
  • Say, you come out with me some night jest in your workin' clothes.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • He's getting old, and he's come along into his second childhood.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Beyond it, I saw you standing with outstretched arms, as if you sought to come to me, but could not.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • How's it come you didn't have a Western Union frank this year?
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • I certainly did need you to come along right now and set me straight.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Then go down and leave it where you found it, and I will let you come up.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Come, before he comes to gibe us for having heeded a moment.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Boy, they be not due to you till you be come to years of discretion.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Then for the summer we'll go to Newport, and when we come back from there we'll take a house.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • An employee who had come down with them started to be their guide.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson

Synonyms for come

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