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1. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun).

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Pronounce be as bi.

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3. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] have an existence, be extant.

Antonyms

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] be identical or equivalent to.

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] form or compose.

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function.

Synonyms

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] represent, as of a character on stage.

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] spend or use time.

Synonyms

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] have life, be alive.

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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