be meaning

[ bi: ] Pronunciation:   "be" in a sentence
  • Verb: be (am,are,is,was,were,been,being)  bee
    1. 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 identical to; be someone or something
      "The president of the company is John Smith"; "This is my house" 
    3. Occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere
      "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behaviour?" 
    4. Have an existence, be extant
      "Is there a God?"
      - exist 
    5. Happen, occur, take place
      "I lost my wallet; this was during the visit to my parents' house"; "There was a lot of noise in the kitchen" 
    6. Be identical or equivalent to
      - equal 
    7. Form or compose
      "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"
      - constitute, represent, make up, comprise 
    8. Work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
      "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our resident philosopher"
      - follow 
    9. Represent, as of a character on stage
      "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"
      - embody, personify 
    10. Spend or use time
      "I may be an hour" 
    11. Have life, be alive
      "Our great leader is no more"
      - live 
    12. To remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form
      "let her be" 
    13. Be priced at
      - cost
    Noun: Be
    1. A light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
      - beryllium, glucinium, atomic number 4

    Sounds like: bee, B

    Derived forms: Bes, am

    See also: being

    Type of: metal, metallic element, occupy, remain, represent, rest, stand for, stay, symbolise [Brit], symbolize, take, typify, use up

    Part of: beryl, chrysoberyl, gadolinite, ytterbite

    Encyclopedia: Be Be, and it is Be, Incorporated Be, Inc

  • [Defence]
    number basic encyclopedia number

  • [Electronics]
    Symbol for BERYLLIUM.

  • [Finance]
    The two-character ISO 3166 country code for BELGIUM.

  • [Computer]
    <networking> The country code for Belgium.


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  1. i expect it to be quite an ordeal.
  2. the races can be further subdivided.
  3. i should be ashamed to show my face in public.
  4. the brass plate must be adherent to the steel.
  5. we can't be all that fussy out here.

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