What does the word comma mean?

Usage examples for comma

  1. He was carrying my telegram that I ought to have sent long before and he was so starved he fell off his bicycle and always ever since I've wished I could help him some way and he'd have such a nice home here and he wouldn't bring in goats, and his mother could do things to help and I thought maybe he could do the shoes and other things would be easier than what he did and could be a golf- boy for the Bishop when the time comes and it's pretty near and-" " There, Dorothy, take your breath, and put a comma or two into your sentences. – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond
  2. The Comma: The office of the Comma is to show the slightest separation which calls for punctuation at all. – How to Speak and Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin