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1 definition found
 for be
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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