came

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Verb[edit]

came

  1. simple past tense of come
  2. simple past tense of cum
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Preposition[edit]

came

  1. Used to indicate that the following event, period, or change in state occurred in the past, after a time of waiting, enduring, or anticipation
    • 1921, Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson, If Winter Comes, page 256:
      Came Christmas by which, at the outset, everybody knew it would be over, and it was not over. Came June, 1915, concerning which, at the outset, he had joined with Mr. Fortune, Twyning and Harold in laughter at his own grotesque idea of the war lasting to the dramatic effect of a culminating battle on the centenary of Waterloo, and the war had lasted, and was still lasting.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (following event etc, in the past after waiting): by, when [event, period, change in state] came/arrived

See also[edit]

  • come (preposition)

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Scots came (comb), caim (comb), and Middle English camet (silver).

Noun[edit]

came (plural cames)

  1. A grooved strip of lead used to hold panes of glass together.
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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

came

  1. first-person singular present indicative of camer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of camer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of camer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of camer
  5. second-person singular imperative of camer

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

cāme

  1. vocative singular of cāmus