Definitions for be

Definitions for (noun) be

Main entry: beryllium, Be, atomic number 4, glucinium

Definition: a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element

Definitions for (verb) be

Main entry: be

Definition: spend or use time

Usage: I may be an hour

Main entry: follow, be

Definition: work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function

Usage: He is a herpetologist; She is our resident philosopher

Main entry: be, exist

Definition: have an existence, be extant

Usage: Is there a God?

Main entry: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer

Main entry: be, live

Definition: have life, be alive

Usage: Our great leader is no more; My grandfather lived until the end of war

Main entry: be

Definition: be identical to; be someone or something

Usage: The president of the company is John Smith; This is my house

Main entry: comprise, make up, be, represent, constitute

Definition: form or compose

Usage: This money is my only income; The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance; These constitute my entire belonging; The children made up the chorus; This sum represents my entire income for a year; These few men comprise his entire army

Main entry: be

Definition: occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

Usage: Where is my umbrella? The toolshed is in the back; What is behind this behavior?

Main entry: be, equal

Definition: be identical or equivalent to

Usage: One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!

Main entry: personify, embody, be

Definition: represent, as of a character on stage

Usage: Derek Jacobi was Hamlet

Main entry: be, cost

Definition: be priced at

Usage: These shoes cost $100

Main entry: be

Definition: to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form

Usage: let her be

Main entry: be

Definition: happen, occur, take place

Usage: I lost my wallet; this was during the visit to my parents' house; There were two hundred people at his funeral; There was a lot of noise in the kitchen

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