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Definitions of be:

part of speech: verb intransitive

To live: to exist: to have a certain state or quality:- pr. p. being pa. p. been ( bin).

part of speech: past tense


part of speech: verb

A prefix, signifying to make. When be is prefixed to a noun, the noun becomes a verb- thus, calm and friend are nouns, but becalm and befriend are verbs: be prefixed to a verb signifies about, over, for- thus, speak and think become bespeak and bethink: be in a preposition, an adverb, or a conjunction, has the force of by or in- thus.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To exist; have existence in fact, physical or mental; to include or involve as a result; produce; become; last; mean; to happen; to concern; to belong.

part of speech: present participle


part of speech: verb

Infin. of the verb am, denoting to exist, to become, to remain; used in hypothetical and secondary propositions- as " If I be," " If thou be:".

part of speech: past participle


Usage examples for be:

  • Piers could be nothing to her. "A Question of Marriage", Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • But it could not be "Journeys Through Bookland V2", Charles H. Sylvester
  • No, no, no, can it be "Letters from my Windmill", Alphonse Daudet
  • I was, but let that be "The Home and the World", Rabindranath Tagore
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