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5 definitions found
 for becoming
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Become \Be*come"\, v. i. [imp. Became; p. p. Become; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Becoming.] [OE. bicumen, becumen, AS. becuman to
     come to, to happen; akin to D. bekomen, OHG.a piqu["e]man,
     Goth. biquiman to come upon, G. bekommen to get, suit. See
     Be-, and Come.]
     1. To pass from one state to another; to enter into some
        state or condition, by a change from another state, or by
        assuming or receiving new properties or qualities,
        additional matter, or a new character.
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              The Lord God . . . breathed into his nostrils the
              breath of life; and man became a living soul. --Gen.
                                                    ii. 7.
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              That error now which is become my crime. --Milton.
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     2. To come; to get. [Obs.]
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              But, madam, where is Warwick then become! --Shak.
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     To become of, to be the present state or place of; to be
        the fate of; to be the end of; to be the final or
        subsequent condition of.
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              What is then become of so huge a multitude? --Sir W.
                                                    Raleigh.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Becoming \Be*com"ing\, n.
     That which is becoming or appropriate. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Becoming \Be*com"ing\, a.
     Appropriate or fit; congruous; suitable; graceful; befitting.
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           A low and becoming tone.                 --Thackeray.
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     Note: Formerly sometimes followed by of.
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                 Such discourses as are becoming of them.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     Syn: Seemly; comely; decorous; decent; proper.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  becoming
      adj 1: according with custom or propriety; "her becoming
             modesty"; "comely behavior"; "it is not comme il faut for
             a gentleman to be constantly asking for money"; "a decent
             burial"; "seemly behavior" [syn: becoming, comely,
             comme il faut, decent, decorous, seemly]
      2: displaying or setting off to best advantage; "a becoming new
         shade of rose"; "a becoming portrait"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "becoming":
     Junoesque, a propos, ad rem, adapted, advantageous, advisable,
     agreeable, amply endowed, applicable, apposite, appropriate,
     apropos, apt, attractive, beautifying, befitting, bonny, braw,
     built, built for comfort, buxom, callipygian, callipygous, chic,
     civil, comely, comme il faut, condign, conforming, congruous,
     convenient, correct, curvaceous, curvy, decent, decorous, delicate,
     desirable, dovetailing, elegant, enhancing, expedient, fair,
     fashionable, favorable, feasible, felicitous, fetching, fit,
     fitted, fitten, fitting, flattering, fructuous, geared, genteel,
     goddess-like, good, good-looking, goodly, happy, just, just right,
     likely, lovely to behold, meet, meshing, modest, nice,
     on the button, opportune, pat, personable, pleasing, pneumatic,
     politic, presentable, profitable, proper, qualified, recommendable,
     relevant, right, rightful, seasonable, seemly, shapely, sightly,
     slender, sortable, stacked, statuesque, stylish, suitable, suited,
     suiting, tailored, tasteful, timely, to be desired, to the point,
     to the purpose, urbane, useful, well-built, well-favored,
     well-formed, well-made, well-proportioned, well-shaped,
     well-stacked, well-timed, wise, worthwhile
  
  

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