cume

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cumulative; compare cumulate.

Verb[edit]

cume (third-person singular simple present cumes, present participle cuming, simple past and past participle cumed)

  1. (film) Earn cumulatively at the box office.

Usage notes[edit]

Particularly in past or perfect forms, as “cumed” or “has cumed”, since “cumulative box office receipts” is primarily a backwards-looking concept.

Noun[edit]

cume (plural cumes)

  1. (film) Cumulative box office receipts.
    • 2014, Justin Chang, Variety,Why Godard’s ‘Goodbye to Language’ Demands a Wider 3D Release”, November 4, 2014:
      With a cume so far of more than $38,000, the film has already outgrossed Godard’s previous feature, “Film socialisme” (2010), despite having opened on far fewer screens.
    • 2017, Mark Hughes, "Woman' Has All-Time 4th-Best Third Weekend For Superhero Movie"
      Taking into account the fact Wonder Woman opened lower than those other releases, these holds and its eventual $560-570+ million global cume after close of business Friday now all but assure Gal Gadot's Amazon princess will indeed finish its run north of $700 million.
  1. (radio) Cumulative radio audience.
    • 2004, Steve Warren, Radio
      Compare cume to the number of shoppers that go into a supermarket. Let's imagine that the station has no listeners and the supermarket has no shoppers.
    • 2011, Gary Dahl, Advertising For Dummies
      If a particular station has a cume of 250,000, but most listeners are women and only a very few are within your target demo, then this 250,000 figure doesn't help you.

Adjective[edit]

cume (not comparable)

  1. (film) Cumulative.
    • 1988, Hugh Malcolm Beville, Audience Ratings: Radio, Television, and Cable
      Cume ratings provide measures of net unduplicated audience for various combinations...
    • 2016, Alan B. Albarran, Management of Electronic and Digital Media
      Cume persons represent a radio station's cumulative audience, or the estimated number of individuals reached by a radio station.

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *quomo (from Latin quomōdo) + et. Compare Italian come, French comme, Romanian cum.

Adverb[edit]

cume

  1. how
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 99:
      Cume li va puleîto in alto mare!
      How they row well on the high seas!

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Verb[edit]

cume

  1. Subjunctive present singular form of cuman
  2. Imperative singular form of cuman

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Conjunction[edit]

cume

  1. Alternative form of conme

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese, from Latin culmen, from Proto-Italic *kolamen, from Proto-Indo-European *kelH-.

Noun[edit]

cume m (plural cumes)

  1. peak, the highest point of a mountain.

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