Definition of Be

1. Noun. A light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element.

Exact synonyms: Atomic Number 4, Beryllium, Glucinium
Generic synonyms: Metal, Metallic Element
Substance meronyms: Beryl, Chrysoberyl, Gadolinite, Ytterbite

2. Verb. Have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun). "John will be angry"; "This is not a good answer"
Specialized synonyms: Look, Hurt, Suffer, Be Well, Suffer, Feel, Remain, Rest, Stay, Continue, Coruscate, Scintillate, Sparkle, Bedevil, Befuddle, Confound, Confuse, Discombobulate, Fox, Fuddle, Throw, Rank, Point, Need, Require, Want, Compact, Pack, Rest, Cut, Boil, Seethe, Moon About, Moon Around, Mope, Appear, Look, Seem, Appear, Seem, Owe, Belong, Cover, Represent, Account, Cut Across, Begin, Start, Begin, Stand, Define, Delimit, Delimitate, Delineate, Specify, Go, Add Up, Make Sense, Comprise, Consist, Prove, Turn Out, Turn Up, Account For, Remain, Adhere, Stand By, Stick, Stick By, Footle, Hang Around, Lallygag, Linger, Loaf, Loiter, Lollygag, Lounge, Lurk, Mess About, Mill About, Mill Around, Tarry, Add Up, Amount, Come, Number, Total, Count, Matter, Weigh, Rate, Deserve, Merit, Buy, Shine, Fall, Depend, Underlie, Stink, Suck, Delimit, Subtend, Body Forth, Embody, Incarnate, Substantiate, Contain, Hold, Take, Cost, Measure, Buzz, Hum, Seethe, Abound, Disaccord, Disagree, Discord, Gape, Yaw, Yawn, Be Given, Incline, Lean, Run, Tend, Go, Run, Enter, Figure, Press, Rage, Interrelate, Relate, Rut, Stagnate, Stagnate, Come In Handy, Squat, Hoodoo, Impend, Range, Run, Continue, Remain, Stay, Stay On, Sell, Translate, Head, Head Up, Come In For, Compare, Come, Fall, Encounter, Run Into, Gravitate, Pay, Diverge, Shine, Iridesce, Lie, Stand, Hang, Litter, Suit, End, Terminate, Fit, Lend, Let Go, Belong, Belong, Curve, Twist, Wind, Jumble, Mingle, Promise, Accept, Take, Clean, Draw, Wash, Balance, Come, Hail, Act, Test, Seem, Answer, Beat, Hold, Count, Contain, Connect, Sell, Sell, Kill, Make, Adorn, Beautify, Deck, Decorate, Embellish, Grace, Consist, Work, Lubricate, Breathe, Trim, Swing, Osculate, Retard, Transplant, Cohere, Object, Stick, Recognize, Distribute, Put Out, Bake, Broil, Drown, Swim, Swim, Belong

3. Verb. Be identical to; be someone or something. "This is my house"

4. Verb. Occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere. "What is behind this behavior?"

5. Verb. Have an existence, be extant. "Is there a God?"

6. Verb. Happen, occur, take place. "There was a lot of noise in the kitchen"

7. Verb. Be identical or equivalent to. "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"
Exact synonyms: Equal
Specialized synonyms: Correspond, Equate, Agree, Check, Correspond, Fit, Gibe, Jibe, Match, Tally, Correspond, Represent, Stand For, Translate
Antonyms: Differ

8. Verb. Form or compose. "These few men comprise his entire army"

9. Verb. Work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function. "She is our resident philosopher"
Exact synonyms: Follow
Specialized synonyms: Vet, Cox

10. Verb. Represent, as of a character on stage. "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"
Exact synonyms: Embody, Personify
Generic synonyms: Represent, Stand For, Symbolise, Symbolize, Typify
Specialized synonyms: Body, Personify, Exemplify, Represent
Derivative terms: Persona, Persona

11. Verb. Spend or use time. "I may be an hour"
Generic synonyms: Occupy, Take, Use Up

12. Verb. Have life, be alive. "My grandfather lived until the end of war"
Exact synonyms: Live
Related verbs: Endure, Go, Hold Out, Hold Up, Last, Live, Live On, Survive
Derivative terms: Being, Living

13. Verb. To remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form. "Let her be"
Generic synonyms: Remain, Rest, Stay

14. Verb. Be priced at. "These shoes cost $100"
Exact synonyms: Cost
Specialized synonyms: Knock Back, Put Back, Set Back
Derivative terms: Cost, Cost

Definition of Be

1. v. i. To exist actually, or in the world of fact; to have existence.

Definition of Be

1. Initialism. Bachelor of Engineering. ¹

2. Initialism. (linguistics) Black English ¹

3. Initialism. Buddhist Era ¹

4. Abbreviation. Berlin, a federal state of Germany. ¹

5. Abbreviation. Bengkulu, a province of Indonesia. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive now literary) To exist; to have real existence. ¹

7. Verb. With (term there) as dummy subject: to exist. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To occupy a place. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To occur, to take place. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive without predicate) (non-gloss definition elliptical form of "be here", "go to and return from" or similar). ¹

11. Verb. (transitive copulative) (non-gloss definition Used to indicate that the subject and object are the same). ¹

12. Verb. (transitive copulative mathematics) (non-gloss definition Used to indicate that the values on either side of an equation are the same). ¹

13. Verb. (transitive copulative) (non-gloss definition Used to indicate that the subject plays the role of the predicate nominal). ¹

14. Verb. (transitive copulative) (non-gloss definition Used to connect a noun to an adjective that describes it). ¹

15. Verb. (transitive copulative) (non-gloss definition Used to indicate that the subject has the qualities described by a noun or noun phrase). ¹

16. Verb. (transitive auxiliary) (non-gloss definition Used to form the passive voice). ¹

17. Verb. (transitive auxiliary) (non-gloss definition Used to form the continuous forms of various tenses). ¹

18. Verb. (archaic) (non-gloss definition Used to form the perfect aspect with certain intransitive verbs. Often still used for ''to go'') ¹

19. Verb. (transitive auxiliary) (non-gloss definition Used to form future tenses, especially the future subjunctive). ¹

20. Verb. (non-gloss definition Used to link a subject to a count or measurement). ¹

21. Verb. (context: With ''since'') (non-gloss definition used to indicate passage of time since the occurrence of an event). ¹

22. Verb. (often impersonal) (non-gloss definition Used to indicate weather, air quality, or the like). ¹

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Definition of Be

1. to have actuality [v present sing. 1st person AM, 2d ARE or ART, 3d IS, past sing. 1st and 3d persons WAS, 2d WERE or WAST or WERT, past participle BEEN, present participle BEING]

Medical Definition of Be

1. Symbol for beryllium. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Be

Bayley Scales of Infant Development
Baylisascaris procyonis
Bayonne Bridge
Bayonne ham
Bayonne hams
Bayoud disease
Bayt Lahm
Bazett's formula
Bazex's syndrome
Bazin's disease
BcgI methyltransferase
Beacon Hill
Beale's cell
Bean Town
Bearer of the Sword

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