Definitions

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  • n. The answer to the theme, or dux, in a fugue.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of come.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The answer to the theme (dux) in a fugue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ancient Rome and the Roman empire, a companion of or attendant upon a great person; hence, the title of an adjutant to a proconsul or the like, afterward specifically of the immediate personal counselors of the emperor, and finally of many high officers, the most important of whom were the prototypes of the medieval counts. See count.
  • n. [ML.] In early and medieval usage, a book containing the epistles to be used at mass; an epistolary; more specifically, the ancient missal lectionary of the Roman Church, containing the epistles and gospels, and said to have been drawn up by St. Jerome.
  • n. [NL.] In music, the repetition of the subject or “dux” of a fugue by the second voice at the interval of a fourth or fifth. Also called consequent, or answer.
  • n. [NL.] In anatomy, a vessel accompanying another vessel or other structure.
  • n. In astronomy, a small companion star in any double, triple, or multiple ‘system.’

Etymologies

Latin, a companion. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When God's Word comes to such an one, and shows him his wretched state, when he _comes to himself_, his penitence is likely to be deep and painful, and when he is enabled to believe, his faith will probably be quite joyful, because he realizes the depth from which he was drawn.

    The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church

  • _demonstrable_, your soul had better borrow a little power {155} from the particles of which your body is made: if you merely ask me to refute it, I tell you that I neither can nor need do it; for whether attraction comes in this way or in any other, _it comes_, and that is all I have to do with it.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)

  • 9 This is evident from our use of the present to indicate both future time (“He comes to-morrow”) and general activity unspecified as to time (“Whenever he comes, I am glad to see him, ” where “comes” refers to past occurrences and possible future ones rather than to present activity).

    Chapter 5. Form in Language: Grammatical Concepts

  • It was a grand sight to see her sweeping down toward us, with the cool clear water flashing up under her sharp bows, and there was -- ah! see, it was no dream, after all; hurrah! she comes -- _she comes_! "

    The Voyage of the Aurora

  • Mama had explained that the term comes from the Latin word consubtantialem, meaning “of one essence or substance.”

    Amaryllis in Blueberry

  • The term comes from the German durcharbeiten, the theory that talking, however painful, can at the very least be palliative, and might just untie the more Gordian knots for good.

    BREAKFAST WITH SOCRATES

  • The title comes from a short story by Ian Fleming that is apparently in the style of Maugham.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • The term comes from a Latin word meaning "to rise," and it was first applied to the area now called the Middle East, because that area lay in the direction where Europeans observed the sunrise.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • The term comes from the Latin word hylem, meaning 'matter'.

    between the rock and the cold, cold sea -- Day

  • The term comes from the Latin word for “milk,” which is just such a mixture p.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

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