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English

Etymology

Old English cuman from Proto-Indo-European *gʷem-. Cognates include Sanskrit गच्छति (gácchati), Ancient Greek βαίνω (bainō), Latin veniō, German kommen, Swedish komma.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to come

Third person singular
comes

Simple past
came

Past participle
come

Present participle
coming or archaic come

to come (third-person singular simple present comes, present participle coming or archaic come, simple past came, past participle come)
  1. (intransitive) To move from further away to nearer to.
    She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes...
  2. (intransitive) (slang) Alternative spelling of cum. To orgasm.
    He came after a few minutes.
  3. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To attack.
    She came at him with a knife.
  4. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To get one's hands on.
    A four-leaf clover is difficult to come by.

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Noun

Singular
come

Plural
-

come (-) (also cum)
  1. (slang) semen or female ejaculatory discharge.

Usage notes

This spelling (for this meaning) is extremely rare, in comparison to the homophone cum.

Preposition

come

  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.

Galician

Verb

come

  1. third-person singular present indicative of comer.
  2. second-person singular imperative of comer.

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈkome]

Etymology

Compare Spanish como, cómo.

Adverb

come

  1. how
    Come stai? (informal)
    How are you?
    Come sta? (formal)
    How are you?
  2. as, like
    Blu come il mare,
    As blue as the sea.

Derived terms

Conjunction

come

  1. as soon as
    Come arrivò... - As soon as he arrived...

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: co‧me

Verb

come

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with você?) present indicative of verb comer.
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of verb comer.

Spanish

Etymology

Latin comede (imperative), comedit (present).

Pronunciation

Verb

come

  1. third person singular present tense of comer 'to eat'
  2. second person singular imperative of comer

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