Definition of Come on
1. Verb. Appear or become visible; make a showing. "I hope the list key is going to surface again"
Generic synonyms: Appear
Derivative terms: Surface
2. Verb. Move towards. "Sam and Sue come on"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
Generic synonyms: Come, Come Up
Related verbs: Approach, Come Near
Specialized synonyms: Drive Up, Bear Down On, Bear Down Upon, Edge In, Edge Up, Close, Crowd, Push
Entails: Advance, Go On, March On, Move On, Pass On, Progress
Derivative terms: Approach, Approach, Approachable
3. Verb. Develop in a positive way. "Plans are shaping up"
Specialized synonyms: Climb, Leapfrog
Generic synonyms: Develop
Derivative terms: Advance, Advance, Progress
4. Verb. Start running, functioning, or operating. "The computer came up"
5. Verb. Occur or become available. "Water or electricity came on again after the earthquake"
Definition of Come on
1. Noun. Something intended to attract, as in an advertisement. ¹
2. Noun. A statement or sometimes action reflecting sexual or relational interest. ¹
3. Verb. (&lit come on) ¹
4. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic with ''to'') To show sexual or relational interest through words or sometimes actions ¹
5. Verb. (intransitive) To progress, to develop ¹
6. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic colloquial UK) To get one's period, start menstruating. ¹
7. Verb. (transitive) To encounter, discover; to come upon. ¹
8. Verb. (sports of a substitute) To enter the playing field. ¹
9. Interjection. An expression of encouragement. ¹
10. Interjection. An expression of disbelief. ¹
11. Interjection. hurry up ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Come On
Literary usage of Come on
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana (1897)
"He interested one of the Islanders, and prevailed upon him and three others to come on board with their chests and baggage, and sent a hasty summons to me ..."
2. The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1883)
"... no doubt, to have come on board and plundered the ship, and if they found us there, to have carried us away for slaves. When they came up to the ship, ..."