Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To arrive or happen so as to help or support

Etymologies

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

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

    November 24, 2007