See also: camé and cá mè

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /keɪm/, [kʰeɪ̯m]
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  • Rhymes: -eɪm

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

came

  1. simple past tense of come
  2. (colloquial, nonstandard) past participle of come
    • 1812, The Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time[1], volume 16, T.C. Hansard, page 335:
      With that army the British army, in the course of its operations, must have came in contact; and, if that were likely, (may rather if it was impossible to avoid it.) I will ask, whether, under all the circumstances of Europe []
    • 2006, Kaspar Richter, Thailand's Growth Path: From Recovery to Prosperity[2], The World Bank, page 50:
      Thailand's expansion of access to secondary and tertiary education is unlikely to have came at the expense of quality. International achievement test[sic] show Thai students consistently outperforming not just Indonesia, whose per capita national income is less than half of Thailand's []
    • 2011 April 1, Angie Daniels, Careful of the Company You Keep[3], Kensington Publishing Corp, page 53:
      I don't know why her ass couldn't have just waited until I had got ready so we could have came together. It's bad enough I even have to be in this mothafucka.
  3. simple past tense of cum
TranslationsEdit

PrepositionEdit

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.
SynonymsEdit
  • (following event etc, in the past after waiting): by, when [event, period, change in state] came/arrived

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

came (plural cames)

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

ReferencesEdit

  • came at OneLook Dictionary Search

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Dutch kam (cog of a wheel; originally, comb).

NounEdit

came f (plural cames)

  1. cam (part of engine)

Etymology 2Edit

Inflected form of camer.

VerbEdit

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. third-person singular present subjunctive of camer
  5. second-person singular imperative of camer

KurdishEdit

NounEdit

came ?

  1. dress, clothing, garment

Derived termsEdit


LatinEdit

NounEdit

cāme

  1. vocative singular of cāmus