Definitions of become

  1. enhance the appearance of; " Mourning becomes Electra"; " This behavior doesn't suit you!"
  2. enter or assume a certain state or condition; " He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; " It must be getting more serious"; " her face went red with anger"; " She went into ecstasy"; " Get going!"
  3. come into existence; " What becomes has duration"
  4. undergo a change or development; " The water turned into ice"; " Her former friend became her worst enemy"; " He turned traitor"
  5. of Become
  6. To pass from one state to another; to enter into some state or condition, by a change from another state, or by assuming or receiving new properties or qualities, additional matter, or a new character.
  7. To come; to get.
  8. To suit or be suitable to; to be congruous with; to befit; to accord with, in character or circumstances; to be worthy of, or proper for; to cause to appear well; - said of persons and things.
  9. To pass from one state to another; come or grow to be.
  10. To suit, or be suitable to; agree with; grace or adorn.
  11. Became.
  12. Become.
  13. Becoming.
  14. To pass from one state to another: to come to be: ( fol. by of) to be the fate or end of.
  15. To suit or befit:- pa. t became; pa. p. become.
  16. To come to be; to be made.
  17. To suit or befit.
  18. To accord with; befit.
  19. To set off; grace.
  20. To come to a state or condition; begin; come to pass.
  21. To be fit or suitable.
  22. To suit; to befit; to accord with; to adorn. To become of, to be the fate or end of; it is generally preceded by what.
  23. To pass from one state to another; to come to be.
  24. To pass from one state to another; to befit; to sit gracefully.

Usage examples for become

  1. What has become of Spence? – The Triumph of Hilary Blachland by Bertram Mitford
  2. And what has become of the colonel? – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  3. And then he thought, what will become of them? – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  4. Now they had become men. – The Lonely Ones by Edward W. Ludwig
  5. And you must call me 'Miss, ' till I become 'Ma'am. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  6. What would become of these, my people? – The Mystery of The Barranca by Herman Whitaker
  7. But still it had become his. – An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope
  8. The first question he asked me when he felt himself able to talk once more was, " Nurse Wade- what has become of her?" – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  9. And what's goin' to become of her? – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  10. I wonder what has become of them? – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  11. " And suppose the Trappists will not have me," he thought, " what will become of me?" – En Route by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  12. He never would become a lord, to be one of such people- never- never! – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  13. Many young men never have any training of this sort till they become of age. – Rollo in Paris by Jacob Abbott
  14. But listen to me; it's possible that you are already with child, or that you may become so this morning; promise to name the child after me." – 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
  15. When did your husband become like this? – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  16. I am mad, but how did I become so? – Plays: The Father; Countess Julie; The Outlaw; The Stronger by August Strindberg
  17. I wasn't going to tell you, but I don't know what is to become of us. – The Little Colonel by Annie Fellows Johnston
  18. What would become of Mother and me? – Friarswood Post-Office by Charlotte M. Yonge
  19. You'll become tired of that, I should think. – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  20. " Well, that is good," said the wife; " we shall become very rich." – Philippine Folk Tales by Mabel Cook Cole