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    be - Dictionary definition and meaning for word be

    Definition
    (noun) a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element Definition
    (verb) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
    Example Sentence
    • John is rich
    • This is not a good answer
    Definition
    (verb) be identical to; be someone or something
    Example Sentence
    • The president of the company is John Smith
    • This is my house
    Definition
    (verb) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere
    Example Sentence
    • Where is my umbrella?
    • The toolshed is in the back
    • What is behind this behavior?
    Definition
    (verb) have an existence, be extant
    Synonyms : exist
    Example Sentence
    • Is there a God?
    Definition
    (verb) happen, occur, take place
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) be identical or equivalent to
    Synonyms : equal
    Example Sentence
    • One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!
    Definition
    (verb) form or compose
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
    Synonyms : follow
    Example Sentence
    • He is a herpetologist
    • She is our resident philosopher
    Definition
    (verb) represent, as of a character on stage
    Synonyms : embody , personify
    Example Sentence
    • Derek Jacobi was Hamlet
    Definition
    (verb) spend or use time
    Example Sentence
    • I may be an hour
    Definition
    (verb) have life, be alive
    Synonyms : live
    Example Sentence
    • Our great leader is no more
    • My grandfather lived until the end of war
    Definition
    (verb) to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form
    Example Sentence
    • let her be
    Definition
    (verb) be priced at
    Synonyms : cost
    Example Sentence
    • These shoes cost $100
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