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Webster 1828 Edition


Com

COM

, in composition as a prefix denotes with, to or against.

Definition 2023


com

com

See also: COM, cơm, cớm, .com, com', com-, Com., and Appendix:Variations of "com"

English

Abbreviation

com

  1. Committee.
  2. Communication.
  3. (Internet) Commercial as in .com (the most known Internet TLD).

Derived terms

Anagrams


Catalan

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɔm/

Etymology

From Old Provençal com, from Vulgar Latin *quomo, from classical Latin quomōdo. Cognate with Spanish como. See also French comme and Italian come.

Adverb

com

  1. (interrogative) how
  2. like
  3. (in comparisons, tan ... com) as ... as

Lojban

Rafsi

com

  1. rafsi of co'e.

Lower Sorbian

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [t͡sɔm]

Verb

com

  1. first-person singular present of kśěś

Old English

Verb

cōm

  1. first-person preterite of cuman
  2. third-person preterite of cuman

Old Provençal

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *quomo, from classical Latin quomōdo. Gallo-Romance cognate with Old French con, cum, etc.

Conjunction

com

  1. like; as

Adverb

com

  1. how (in what fashion)

Descendants

References


Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • c (abbreviation)
  • cum (eye dialect)
  • (obsolete, abbreviation)

Etymology

From Old Portuguese con, from Latin cum (with), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm (next to, at, with, along).

Pronunciation

Preposition

com

  1. with; against
    • 2005, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Rocco, page 282:
      Tenho coisas mais importantes a discutir com você hoje à noite.
      I have more important things to discuss with you tonight.
    Lutamos com os nosso inimigos.
    We fight [against] our enemies.
  2. with; alongside; together with (in the company of)
    Lutamos com os nosso amigos.
    We fight alongside our friends.
  3. with (as a part or accessory of)
    Compramos uma casa com uma garagem e com dois andares.
    We bought a house with a garage and with two storeys.
  4. with (in support of)
    Quero saber se meus amigos estão comigo.
    I want to know whether my friend are with me.
  5. with; using (by means of)
    Escrevi o artigo com um lápis.
    I wrote the article with a pencil.
  6. with (as a consequence of)
    Com a falência da fábrica, ficamos desempregados.
    With the bankruptcy of the factory, we ended up unemployed.
  7. with; having
    Estou com a pior dor de cabeça que o mundo já viu.
    I have the worst headache the world has ever seen.

Usage notes

The following com + prepositional pronoun phrases have mandatory contractions:

The following are mandatory except when the phrase is qualified by an adjective phrase, such as mesmos or todos:

Com + article contraction are considered very colloquial and are not used in serious writing, but are common in speech:

Quotations

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:com.

Synonyms

Antonyms

Derived terms


Scottish Gaelic

Noun

com m (genitive singular cuim, plural cuim)

  1. bosom, breast, chest
  2. trunk (body)
  3. stomach

Derived terms


Wari'

Noun

com

  1. water

References

  • Daniel Everett & Barbara Kern (1997), Wari': the Pacaas Novos language of western Brazil (London: Routledge)