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Definitions of be

  1.   Been.
  2.   spend or use time; " I may be an hour"
  3.   To exist; have existence in fact, physical or mental; to include or involve as a result; produce; become; last; mean; to happen; to concern; to belong.
  4.   Saxon prefix to make, about, for, over, by, & c.
  5.   Being.
  6.   have the quality of being; ( copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); " John is rich"; " This is not a good answer"
  7.   To render an intransitive verb transitive; as, befall ( to fall upon); bespeak ( to speak for).
  8.   a light strong brittle gray toxic bivalent metallic element
  9.   have an existence, be extant; " Is there a God?"
  10.   have life, be alive; " Our great leader is no more"; " My grandfather lived until the end of war"
  11.   To take place; to happen; as, the meeting was on Thursday.
  12.   work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function; " He is a herpetologist"; " She is our resident philosopher"
  13.   To exist in a certain manner or relation, - whether as a reality or as a product of thought.
  14.   to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form; " let her be"
  15.   A prefix, originally the same word as by;
  16.   To exist; to have any state or quality.
  17.   be identical to; be someone or something; " The president of the company is John Smith"; " This is my house"
  18.   To live: to exist: to have a certain state or quality:- pr. p. being pa. p. been ( bin).
  19.   To intensify the meaning; as, bespatter, bestir.
  20.   represent, as of a character on stage; " Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"
  21.   be priced at; " These shoes cost $ 100"
  22.   To signify; to represent or symbolize; to answer to.
  23.   By; near; on; about. Beforms numerous compounds which are readily understood by combining the meaning of the prefix with that of the second element; as, benumb, betimes.
  24.   Was.
  25.   be identical to; be someone or something, as in" The president of the company is John Smith"; " This is my house"
  26.   be identical or equivalent to; " One dollar equals 1, 000 rubles these days!"
  27.   To exist; to have a real state or existence; to be fixed; to be made to be; to become; to remain. Let be, to omit, or let alone.
  28.   Infin. of the verb am, denoting to exist, to become, to remain; used in hypothetical and secondary propositions- as " If I be," " If thou be:".
  29.   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.
  30.   A prefix, signifying to make. When be is prefixed to a noun, the noun becomes a verb- thus, calm and friend are nouns, but becalm and befriend are verbs: be prefixed to a verb signifies about, over, for- thus, speak and think become bespeak and bethink: be in a preposition, an adverb, or a conjunction, has the force of by or in- thus.
  31.   occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; " Where is my umbrella?" " The toolshed is in the back"; " What is behind this behavior?"
  32.   To exist actually, or in the world of fact; to have exstence.
  33.   To exist; happen.
  34.   To make the action of a verb particular or definite; as, beget ( to get as offspring); beset ( to set around).
  35.   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"
  36.   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"

Quotes of be

  1. If the cultural elite has its way, the U. S. will be much more like Europe. – Peter L. Berger
  2. I was modeling with an agency in New York and a manager with the agency introduced himself to me one day and he said he had auditions for someone my age. He asked if I would be interested in doing some. – Alexis Bledel
  3. Why doesn't that Devil take me with him? It would be much better with him than it is here. – Eva Braun
  4. In Japan, they have TV sets in cars right now, where you can punch up traffic routes, weather, everything! You can get Internet access already in cars in Japan, so within the next 2 to 3 years it's gonna be so crazy! – Glenn Danzig
  5. I myself believe that there will one day be time travel because when we find that something isn't forbidden by the over -arching laws of physics we usually eventually find a technological way of doing it. – David Deutsch
  6. For me it's always contingent on getting a sound -the sound always suggests what kind of melody it should be So it's always sound first and then the line afterwards. – Brian Eno
  7. You've got to be success minded. You've got to feel that things are coming your way when you're out selling; otherwise, you won't be able to sell anything. – Benjamin Jowett
  8. I will say nothing to an actor that cannot be translated into action. – Elia Kazan
  9. I can be intimidating, but not within the confines of a film shoot. – Jeanne Moreau
  10. Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life. – Joel Osteen
  11. All these directors who do different locations forget that one room can be shot from a million different angles and a million different ways. When I direct a movie, I'm going to use that. – Michael Pitt
  12. I'm trying to have my own thing, and I don't know if it's even possible. I didn't realize so many people actually think I'm trying to be like my dad. I read comments like 'She's no Elvis.' I'm not trying to be I never set out to be – Lisa Marie Presley
  13. I think I'm probably a little too desperate to be successful. – Howard Stern
  14. That children shall be compelled to receive religious instruction which is in antagonism to the wishes of their parents, is what no man with say sense of justice would suggest. – Charles Tupper
  15. I haven't really forgotten what it's like to be a teenager and how much it sucked. – Ben Weasel

Usage examples for be

  1. Be the very thing!" ” – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  2. That is as you want it to be I think. ” – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. “ No. We will see what can be done to- morrow. ” – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  4. You must be quite at home here. ” – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  5. She didn't want to be – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  6. But- ' 'But what shall it be you mean? ” – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  7. And of what use would that be – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  8. Let me think; where would be a good place? ” – The Spirit of the Border A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley by Zane Grey
  9. “ I shall be with you again. ” – Gone to Earth by Mary Webb
  10. “ " I won't be long," she said. ” – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  11. And " who can that be – Five Minutes' Stories by Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth
  12. “ I want to be loved! ” – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  13. The storm'll be here in any minute. ” – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
  14. “ " It must be said the Duke. ” – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc
  15. “ I don't want it to be me. ” – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  16. “ I should be glad if I could serve you, too, but I could never serve him. ” – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  17. “ I wouldn't be sure it isn't. ” – Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party by C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read
  18. Don't be afraid of us, sir. ” – The High School Boys' Training Hike by H. Irving Hancock
  19. “ " They can't be Morran said. ” – Ask a Foolish Question by Robert Sheckley
  20. Nothing could be better, he said. ” – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield

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