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Dictionary Definition

comer

Noun

1 someone with a promising future
2 someone who arrives (or has arrived) [syn: arrival, arriver]

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English

Noun

  1. one in a race who is catching up to others and shows promise of winning
  2. fig one who is catching up in some contest and has a likelihood of victory
  3. One who arrives
    The champ will face all comers.

Quotations

  • 2004: The transition from comer to also-ran can be quick — The New Yorker, August 9 & 16, 2004, p.40
  • 2004: Django, then, was not just a comer; he was a cause. — The New Yorker, December 6, 2004, p.105

Related terms

Portuguese

Verb

comer
  1. to eat (something);
    "Comes carne?" - Do you eat meat?
  2. to eat, to consume food through the mouth;
    "Já comi hoje, obrigado." - I've already eaten today, thanks.
  3. In the context of "transitive|vulgar|lang=pt": to have sex with (someone).

Conjugation

pt-conj-er com

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • lang=es|/koˈmeɾ/

Etymology

Latin comedere from com- + edere

Verb

comer
  1. to eat
  2. to corrode

Conjugation

es-conj-er com

Extensive Definition

Comer is Spanish for the verb to eat. It may also refer to:
comer in German: Comer

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Young Turk, arrival, arriviste, bright young man, entrant, fledgling, immigrant, in-migrant, incomer, intruder, modern, modern generation, modern man, modernist, modernizer, neologism, neologist, neology, neonate, neoteric, neoterism, neoterist, new generation, new man, newcomer, nouveau riche, novus homo, parvenu, rising generation, settler, star, stripling, success, upstart, victor, visitant, visitor, winner
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