come to meaning


    Definition of come to in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGcomes toPRcoming toPTcame toPREcom-
    1. VI IDI To recover consciousness after fainting etc.
      1. She came to with the aid of smelling salts. ‎
    2. VI IDI (nautical) To stop a sailing vessel, especially by turning into the wind. See also come about.
      1. VT To total; to amount to.
        1. so how much does that come to?;  the bill comes to £10 each ‎
      2. VT To reach; to arrive at.
        1. Dotcom mania was slow in coming to higher education, but now it has the venerable industry firmly in its grip. Since the launch early last year of Udacity and Coursera, two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open online courses, the ivory towers of academia have been shaken to their foundations.
      3. VT To devote attention to in due course; to come around to.
        1. I'll come to your question in a minute. ‎
      4. VT To befall; to affect; to happen to; to come upon.
        1. My hopes wa'n't disappointed. I never saw clams thicker than they was along them inshore flats. I filled my dreener in no time, and then it come to me that 'twouldn't be a bad idee to get a lot more, take 'em with me to Wellmouth, and peddle 'em out. Clams was fairly scarce over that side of the bay and ought to fetch a fair price.
      5. VT (usually in present tense) To regard or specify, as narrowing a field of choices by category.
        1. He's the best when it comes to riveting detective fiction. ‎
        2. When it comes to remorseless criminals, this guy takes the cake. ‎
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • The word of the LORD that came to Micah the Morasthite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.
        • We believe and are thoroughly convinced that God's blessings come to his church in a cross-handed way, entirely different, in many instances, from the way we expect them.
        • It's possible we'll someday have more content than available space for it, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Coming to the pharmacokinetic profiles of baicalein, studies from different research group reported that baicalein is an active endosomatic constituent [13 ].
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Phrases
        • Phrasal verbs
          • Phrasal verbs with particle (to)
        • Verbs
          • Verb forms
            • Irregular verb forms
              • Irregular past participles
              • Participles
                • Past participles
                • Verb forms using redundant wikisyntax
                • Phrasal verbs
                  • Phrasal verbs with particle (to)
                  • Intransitive verbs
                    • Transitive verbs
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                  1. en come to life
                  2. en come to mind
                  3. en come to that
                  4. en come to hand
                  5. en come to pass
                  Source: Wiktionary
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                  Meaning of come to for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this idiom "come to" is a phrase, more specifically, a phrasal verb. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form, a phrasal verb, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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