v. i.1.To exist actually, or in the world of fact; to have existence.
[imp. Was (wǒz); p. p. Been (bĭn); p. pr. & vb. n. Being.]
To be, or not to be: that is the question.
- Shak.
2.To exist in a certain manner or relation, - whether as a reality or as a product of thought; to exist as the subject of a certain predicate, that is, as having a certain attribute, or as belonging to a certain sort, or as identical with what is specified, - a word or words for the predicate being annexed; as, to be happy; to be here; to be large, or strong; to be an animal; to be a hero; to be a nonentity; three and two are five; annihilation is the cessation of existence; that is the man.
3.To take place; to happen; as, the meeting was on Thursday.
4.To signify; to represent or symbolize; to answer to.
The field is the world.
- Matt. xiii. 38.
Be it so
a phrase of supposition, equivalent to suppose it to be so; or of permission, signifying let it be so.
If so be
in case.
- Shak.
To be from
to have come from; as, from what place are you? I am from Chicago.
To let be
to omit, or leave untouched; to let alone.
- Spenser.
Noun1.Be - a light strong brittle gray toxic bivalent metallic element
Verb1.be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
2.be - be identical to; be someone or something; "The president of the company is John Smith"; "This is my house"
3.be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
4.be - have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?"
Synonyms: exist
5.be - happen, occur, take place; "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"
6.be - be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"
Synonyms: equal
7.be - form or compose; "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"
8.be - work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function; "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our resident philosopher"
Synonyms: follow
9.be - represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"
Synonyms: embody, personify
10.be - spend or use time; "I may be an hour"
11.be - have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war"
Synonyms: live
12.be - to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form; "let her be"
13.be - be priced at; "These shoes cost $100"
Synonyms: cost
(networking)be - The country code for Belgium.
abide, be extant, be found, be in existence, be met with, be present, be the case, be there, breathe, come, continue, endure, exist, go on, happen to be, have being, have place, hold, live, move, obtain, occur, persist, prevail, remain, stand, subsist
Translate Be to Spanish, Translate Be to German, Translate Be to French
-- Be --
be active
be adrift
be after
be all and end all
be amiss
be at pains
be born
be due
be full
be given
Be Inc
be intimate
Be it so
be on
be on cloud nine
be on the ball
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