Meaning of “came” in the English Dictionary


"came" in English

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uk /keɪm/ us /keɪm/

past simple of come

Examples from literature

  • All came near being lost.... 
  • Prissy came close over to Leslie with her book in her hand. 
  • The lady whom Richard was to marry came to meet him in Sicily. 
  • This came near being too much for me though I slowly recovered and in three months the doctors thought I was able to come home. 
  • We need not conclude that all the myths we are about to examine came from a single original source, or were handed about—with flint arrow-heads, seeds, shells, beads, and weapons—in the course of savage commerce. 

(Definition of “came” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"came" in American English

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us /keɪm/

past simple of come

(Definition of “came” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)