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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that arrives or comes: free food for all comers.
  • n. One showing promise of attaining success: a political comer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. one in a race who is catching up to others and shows promise of winning
  • n. one who is catching up in some contest and has a likelihood of victory
  • n. One who arrives

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who comes, or who has come; one who has arrived, and is present.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who comes; one who approaches, or has lately arrived: often applied to things.
  • n. In stock-raising, an animal that is ‘coming on’ or promises well.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone with a promising future
  • n. someone who arrives (or has arrived)

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