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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
came after (=happened after it)
▪ People still remember the 1958 revolution and what came after.
came as something of
▪ The news came as something of a surprise.
came crashing down
▪ A large branch came crashing down.
came from far and wide (=came from many places)
▪ People came from far and wide to see the concert.
came in the shape of
▪ Help came in the shape of a $10,000 loan from his parents.
came into vogue
▪ Suntanning first came into vogue in the mid-1930s.
came loose (=became unattached)
▪ The driver had forgotten to fasten the safety chain and the trailer came loose.
came off the bench
▪ Simpson came off the bench to play in midfield.
came roaring back
▪ In the second half Leeds came roaring back with two goals in five minutes.
came running
▪ The children came running out of the house.
came straight out with it
▪ She came straight out with it and said she was leaving.
came to a close (=finished)
▪ The event came to a close with a disco.
came to naught (=failed)
▪ All their plans came to naught .
came to nought (=were not successful)
▪ Peace negotiations came to nought .
came to pieces (=broke into separate parts)
▪ The shower head just came to pieces in my hand.
came to the fore
▪ Environmental issues came to the fore in the 1980s.
came to visit
▪ I was really pleased that they came to visit me.
came under...control
▪ The whole of this area came under Soviet control after World War II.
came within an ace of
▪ The team came within an ace of winning the championship.
came...on the heels of
▪ The decision to buy Peters came hard on the heels of the club’s promotion to Division One.
out came/jumped etc
▪ The egg cracked open and out came a baby chick.
The crunch came
The crunch came when my bank asked for my credit card back.
When it came to the crunch
When it came to the crunch, she couldn’t agree to marry him.
which came first, the chicken or the egg?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

came \came\ (k[=a]m), n. [Cf. Scot. came, caim, comb, and OE. camet silver.] A slender rod of cast lead, with or without grooves, used, in casements and stained-glass windows, to hold together the panes or pieces of glass.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

past tense of come.


Etymology 1 prep. (non-gloss definition lang=en Used to indicate that the following event, period, or change in state occurred in the past, after a time of waiting, enduring, or anticipation) vb. 1 (en-simple past of: come) 2 (en-simple pastcum) Etymology 2

n. A grooved strip of lead used to hold panes of glass together.


See come

  1. v. move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody; "He came singing down the road"; "Come with me to the Casbah"; "come down here!"; "come out of the closet!"; "come into the room" [syn: come up] [ant: go]

  2. reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight" [syn: arrive, get] [ant: leave]

  3. come to pass; arrive, as in due course; "The first success came three days later"; "It came as a shock"; "Dawn comes early in June"

  4. reach a state, relation, or condition; "The 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"

  5. to be the product or result; "Melons come from a vine"; "Understanding comes from experience" [syn: follow]

  6. enter or assume a condition, relation, use, or position; "He came into contact with a terrorist group"; "The shoes came untied"; "I came to see his point of view"; "her face went red with anger"; "The knot came loose"; "Your wish will come true"

  7. be found or available; "These shoes come in three colors; The furniture comes unassembled"

  8. come forth; "A scream came from the woman's mouth"; "His breath came hard" [syn: issue forth]

  9. be a native of; "She hails from Kalamazoo" [syn: hail]

  10. extend or reach; "The water came up to my waist"; "The sleeves come to your knuckles"

  11. exist or occur in a certain point in a series; "Next came the student from France"

  12. come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example; "She was descended from an old Italian noble family"; "he comes from humble origins" [syn: derive, descend]

  13. cover a certain distance; "She came a long way"

  14. come under, be classified or included; "fall into a category"; "This comes under a new heading" [syn: fall]

  15. happen as a result; "Nothing good will come of this"

  16. add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000" [syn: total, number, add up, amount]

  17. develop into; "This idea will never amount to anything"; "nothing came of his grandiose plans" [syn: add up, amount]

  18. be received; "News came in of the massacre in Rwanda" [syn: come in]

  19. come to one's mind; suggest itself; "It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary"; "A great idea then came to her" [syn: occur]

  20. proceed or get along; "How is she doing in her new job?"; "How are you making out in graduate school?"; "He's come a long way" [syn: do, fare, make out, get along]

  21. experience orgasm; "she could not come because she was too upset"

  22. have a certain priority; "My family comes first"

  23. [also: came]


A came is a divider bar used between small pieces of glass to make a larger glazing panel.

There are two kinds of came: the H-shaped sections that hold two pieces together and the U-shaped sections that are used for the borders. Cames are mostly made of lead, zinc, copper, brass or brass-capped lead. Of the metal strips, lead is softer and more flexible, making it easier to cut and bend. The harder metals are used to work with slightly curved lines and pieces that require greater structural support. They can also be used as border came, once again for stability and support.

Usage examples of "came".

She did not like to tell the noble canon, and thinking that I was more likely to be acquainted with such emergencies she came up to me and told me all.

An actress named Quinault, who had left the stage and lived close by, came to call, and soon after Madame Favart and the Abbe de Voisenon arrived, followed by Madame Amelin with a handsome lad named Calabre, whom she called her nephew.

I was in the middle of the seventh act, always slower and more pleasant for the actress than the first two or three, when Costa came knocking loudly at my door, calling out that the felucca was ready.

I left Russia with the actress Valville, and I must here tell the reader how I came to make her acquaintance.

The place was filled all day by the devout, who came to adore the Mother of God, whose figure was only interesting by reason of her magnificent breast.

The most enjoyable dinner I had was with Madame de Gergi, who came with the famous adventurer, known by the name of the Count de St.

She rang the bell, and the same woman who had appeared in the evening, and was most likely the secret minister and the confidante of her amorous mysteries, came in.

Chavigni came to dine with me, she asked me if I had had any amorous adventures in Holland.

She soon came down with the pretty boarder, who feebly sustained my part in her amorous ecstacies.

She was very fond of him, and yet had to deny him, for his disease always came on him in moments of amorous excitement.

When she had exhausted her amorous fury she threw herself into a bath, then came back, drank a bottle of Malmsey Madeira, and finally made her brutal lover drink till he fell on to the floor.

While he was answering with much wit some jokes of the count, I kept looking at him with some anxiety, but he came up to me and embraced me warmly.

Just then the marquis came in, saying he would give me my revenge and without answering I went downstairs as if to come back again, but I ran out of the inn, got into my carriage, and drove off, promising a good fee to the postillion if he would put his horses at a gallop.

Zawoiski came in as he was still apologizing, and I left them together.

We came back, and I was astonished to hear her telling her father that the phaeton was mine, and all he had to do was to put in the horses.