Be

Definition of Be

Pronunciation:
v. i.1.To exist actually, or in the world of fact; to have existence.
[imp. Was (wǒz); p. p. Been (bĭn); p. pr. & vb. n. Being.]
To be contents his natural desire.
- Pope.
To be, or not to be: that is the question.
- Shak.
2.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.
3.To take place; to happen; as, the meeting was on Thursday.
4.To signify; to represent or symbolize; to answer to.
The field is the world.
- Matt. xiii. 38.
The seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
- Rev. i. 20.
Be it so
a phrase of supposition, equivalent to suppose it to be so; or of permission, signifying let it be so.
If so be
in case.
- Shak.
To be from
to have come from; as, from what place are you? I am from Chicago.
To let be
to omit, or leave untouched; to let alone.
- Spenser.

Related Words

abide, be extant, be found, be in existence, be met with, be present, be the case, be there, breathe, come, continue, endure, exist, go on, happen to be, have being, have place, hold, live, move, obtain, occur, persist, prevail, remain, stand, subsist
Word:

Browse

Bayberry
Bayberry tallow
Baybolt
Bayed
Bayeux tapestry
Bayman
Bayonet
Bayonet clutch
Bayonet joint
bayonet mount
bayonet socket
Bayou
Bayou State
Bays
Bazaar
BC
bdellium
Bdelloidea
Bdellometer
Bdellomorpha
-Be-
Be it so
Be ready
Be-
Be-all
Beach
Beach comber
Beach flea
Beach grass
Beach pea
Beach robin
Beach wagon
beachcomber
Beached
beachhead
beachlike
beachwear
Beachy
Beacon
Beacon fire
Beaconage
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home