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be

noun

1 Be

A light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element.

synonyms: atomic number 4, beryllium, glucinium.

Dutch: beryllium
Polish: Be, beryl



verb

1 be

Have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun).

Roget 484: believe, credit; give faith to, give credit to, credence to; see, realize; assume, receive; set down for, take for; have it, take it; ... show more

Dutch: bestaan, plaatsvinden, wezen, worden, zijn

2 be

Be identical to; be someone or something.

3 be

Occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere.

Dutch: bevinden, ophouden, pozen, toeven, uithangen, verkeren, vertoeven, verwijlen, wezen, zijn ... show more

4 be

Have an existence, be extant.

synonym: exist.

Roget 1: exist, be; have being etc. n.; subsist, live, breathe, stand, obtain, be the case; occur etc. (event) ... show more

Dutch: bestaan, existeren, wezen, zijn

5 be

Happen, occur, take place.

Dutch: gebeuren, zitten

6 be

Be identical or equivalent to.

synonym: equal.

7 be

Form or compose:
— These constitute my entire belonging.

synonyms: comprise, constitute, make up, represent.

8 be

Work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function.

synonym: follow.

9 be

Represent, as of a character on stage.

synonyms: embody, personify.

Dutch: spelen

10 be

Spend or use time.

11 be

Have life, be alive.

synonym: live.

Dutch: bestaan, existeren, leven, overleven, verderleven, voortbestaan, wonen

12 be

To remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form.

13 be

Be priced at.

synonym: cost.

Dutch: bedragen, belopen, komen, kosten, maken, worden, zijn


Moby thesaurus: 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 ... show more.

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