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  Definition of Be
  1. a light strong brittle gray toxic bivalent metallic element
  2. spend or use time; "I may be an hour"
  3. work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function; "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our resident philosopher"
  4. have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?"
  5. have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
  6. have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war"
  7. be identical to; be someone or something; "The president of the company is John Smith"; "This is my house"
  8. 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 h
  9. occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
  10. be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"
  11. represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"
  12. be priced at; "These shoes cost $100"
  13. to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form; "let her be"
  14. 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"
Similar Words: beryllium, glucinium, atomic number 4, be, follow, exist, live, constitute, represent, make up, comprise, equal, embody, personify, cost


Hyponyms: vet, cox, come, preexist, kick around, knock about, kick about, coexist, prevail, hold, obtain, dwell, consist, lie, belong, lie in, endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, peril, flow, distribute, look, suffer, hurt, be well, feel, stay, remain, rest, continue, sparkle, scintillate, coruscate, confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate, rank, point, want, need, require, compact, pack, cut, seethe, boil, mope, moon around, moon about, appear, seem, owe, cover, represent, account, cut across, begin, start, stand, specify, define, delineate, delimit, delimitate, go, make sense, add up, comprise, prove, turn out, turn up, account for, stand by, stick by, stick, adhere, loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around, total, number, amount, count, matter, weigh, rate, deserve, merit, buy, shine, fall, depend, underlie, stink, subtend, incarnate, body forth, embody, substantiate, contain, take, cost, be, measure, hum, buzz, pass, abound, disagree, disaccord, discord, gape, yawn, yaw, tend, be given, lean, incline, run, figure, enter, press, rage, relate, interrelate, rut, stagnate, come in handy, squat, hoodoo, impend, range, stay on, sell, translate, head, head up, come in for, compare, run into, encounter, gravitate, pay, diverge, iridesce, hang, litter, suit, end, terminate, fit, lend, let go, wind, curve, jumble, mingle, promise, accept, clean, draw, wash, balance, hail, act, test, answer, beat, connect, kill, make, deck, adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautify, work, lubricate, breathe, trim, swing, osculate, retard, transplant, cohere, object, recognize, put out, compose, form, constitute, straddle, fall into, fall under, present, pose, supplement, stretch, stretch along, attend, go to, occupy, fill, shack, reside, live, inhabit, people, populate, domicile, domiciliate, stand back, keep one's eyes off, keep one's distance, keep one's hands off, stay away, reach, extend to, touch, lead, extend, poke out, reach out, sit, face, follow, center on, equate, correspond, match, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree, stand for, body, personify, exemplify, set back, knock back, put back


Grouped Verbs: survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out


Substance Meronyms: beryl, chrysoberyl, gadolinite, ytterbite


Derivational Morphology: being, beingness, existence, animation, life, living, aliveness, organism, constitution, composition, makeup, character, role, theatrical role, part, persona, image, monetary value, price, cost


Language Translations:
Bosnian: biti   Croatian: biti  
Danish: ''not translated'' and blive and finde sted and være   Dutch: gelijk and zijn  
Esperanto: (passive form of the verb) -eo and egali and ekzisti and esti and okazi   Finnish: ''active tense used'' and olla  
French: ''not translated; use the equivalent simple tense, or the imperfect in the past'' and aller and être and faire   German: sein and werden  
Greek: ''use imperfective verb form of the appropriate tense'' and ''usually translated using the passive form of the active verb'' and υπάρχω and ίσον and γίνομαι and είμαι   Hungarian: lenni  
Irish: ''specific form of each verb must be used'' and   Italian: andare and essere and stare  
Korean: (adjective conjugates with no additional word) and (passive form of the verb) - and -   Latin: esse  
Lithuanian: būti   Polish: być  
Romanian: ''not translated; use the equivalent simple tense, or the imperfect in the past'' and fi   Russian: быть  
Slovene: biti   Spanish: (reflexive form of the verb) -es and estar and ser  
Swedish: vara and vara här  
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