Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To arrive or happen so as to help or support

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To come under, as a support or stay; to happen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To come under, as a support or stay; arrive or happen, especially so as to prevent or obviate something.

Etymologies

From Latin subveniō ("come to the aid of"), from sub ("under, up towards") + veniō ("come"). (Wiktionary)

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  • To come under, as a support or stay; to happen.

    November 24, 2007