HyperDic: be

English > 14 senses of the word Be / be:
VERBstativebehave the quality of being
stativebebe identical / identical to
stativebeoccupy a certain position or area
stativebe, existhave an existence, be extant
stativebehappen, occur, take place
stativebe, equalbe identical or equivalent to
stativebe, constitute, represent, make up, compriseform or compose
socialbe, followwork in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
stativebe, embody, personifyrepresent, as of a character on stage
possessionbespend or use time
stativebe, livehave life, be alive
stativebeto remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form
stativebe, costbe priced at
NOUNsubstanceBe, beryllium, glucinium, atomic number 4a light strong brittle / brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
Be / be > pronunciation
Soundsbiy; biy'
Rhymesab / Ab / AB ... zombie: 62 rhymes with biy...
English > Be: 14 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA light strong brittle / brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element.
Synonymsberyllium, glucinium, atomic number 4
Broadermetallic element, metalAny of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
Substance ofberylThe chief source of beryllium
chrysoberylA rare hard yellow green mineral consisting of beryllium aluminate in crystal form
gadolinite, ytterbiteA mineral that is a source of rare earths
Spanishberilio, glucinio, número atómico 4
Catalanberil·li, número atòmic 4
English > be: 14 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningHave the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun).
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Something ----s Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s Adjective; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s PP
ModelJohn will be angry
NarroweraboundBe abundant or plentiful
accept, takeBe designed to hold or take
accountBe the sole or primary factor / factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something
account forBe the reason or explanation for
actBe suitable for theatrical performance
answerBe liable or accountable
appear, seemseem to be true, probable, or apparent
bake, broilBe very hot, due to hot weather or exposure to the sun
balanceBe in equilibrium
be wellBe healthy
beatBe superior
begin, startHave a beginning characterized in some specified way
beginHave a beginning, of a temporal event
behoove, behoveBe appropriate or necessary
belongBe owned by
belongBe rightly classified in a class or category
belongBe suitable or acceptable
belongBe a member, adherent, inhabitant, etc. (of a group, organization, or place)
breatheAllow the passage of air through
buyBe worth or be capable of buying
cleanBe cleanable
cohereHave internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results
come in forBe subject to or the object of
come in handyBe useful for a certain purpose
compact, packHave the property of being packable or of compacting easily
compareBe comparable / comparable
confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulateBe confusing / confusing or perplexing to
connectBe scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation
consist, compriseBe composed of
consistHave its essential character
containBe divisible by
contain, take, holdBe capable of holding or containing
continueExist over a prolonged period of time
cost, beBe priced at
count, matter, weighHave weight
countHave a certain value or carry a certain weight
coverBe sufficient to meet / meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of
cutAllow incision / incision or separation
cut acrossBe contrary to ordinary procedure or limitations
deck, adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautifyBe beautiful to look at
dependBe contingent upon (something that is elided)
deserve, meritBe worthy or deserving
disagree, disaccord, discordBe different from one another
distributeBe mathematically distributive
divergeHave no limits as a mathematical series
drawAllow a draft
end, terminateBe the end of
fallBe due
fall, comeCome under, be classified or included
feelBe conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state
figure, enterBe or play a part of or in
fitconform to some shape or size
gape, yawn, yawBe wide open
goBe or continue to be in a certain condition
gravitateBe attracted to
hail, comeBe a native of
hangBe menacing, burdensome, or oppressive
head, head upBe the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
holdHave as a major characteristic / characteristic
hoodooBring bad luck
hum, buzz, seetheBe noisy with activity
impendBe imminent or about to happen / happen / happen
incarnate, body forth, embody, substantiaterepresent in bodily form
iridesceBe iridescent
jumble, mingleBe all mixed up or jumbled together
killBe fatal
lendHave certain characteristics / characteristics of qualities for something
let goBe relaxed
lieBe and remain in a particular state or condition
litterstrew
loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill aroundBe about
lookHave a certain outward or facial expression
look, appear, seemGive a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
lubricateHave lubricating properties
makeBe suitable for
make sense, add upBe reasonable / reasonable or logical or comprehensible
measureHave certain dimensions
mope, moon around, moon aboutBe apathetic / apathetic, gloomy, or dazed
objectBe averse to or express disapproval of
osculateBe intermediate between two taxonomic groups
oweBe in debt
payBe worth it
pointBe positionable in a specified manner
pressBe urgent
promiseGive grounds for expectations
prove, turn out, turn upBe shown or be found to be
put outBe sexually active
rageBe violent
range, runchange or be different within limits
rankTake or have a position relative to others
rateBe worthy of or have a certain rating
recognizeExhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate)
relate, interrelateBe in a relationship with
remainBe left
representBe representative or typical for
restnot move
retardBe delayed
run, goHave a particular form
run into, encounterBe beset by
rutBe in a state of sexual excitement
seemAppear to exist
seethe, boilBe in an agitated emotional state
sellBe sold at a certain price or in a certain way
sellBe responsible for the sale / sale of
sellBe approved of or gain acceptance
shineBe distinguished or eminent
shineBe clear and obvious
sparkle, scintillate, coruscateBe lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity
specify, define, delineate, delimit, delimitateDetermine the essential quality of
squatBe close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide
stagnateCease to flow
stagnatestand still
standOccupy a place or location, also metaphorically
standBe in some specified state or condition
stand by, stick by, stick, adhereBe loyal to
stay, remain, restStay the same
stay, stay on, continue, remainContinue in a place, position, or situation
stickBe or become fixed
stinkBe extremely bad in quality or in one's performance
subtend, delimitBe opposite to
suck, blowBe inadequate or objectionable
suffer, hurtFeel pain or be in pain
sufferFeel unwell or uncomfortable
suitBe agreeable or acceptable
swim, drownBe covered with or submerged in a liquid
swimBe dizzy or giddy
swingHave a certain musical rhythm
tend, be given, lean, incline, runHave a tendency or disposition to do or be something
testshow a certain characteristic when tested
total, number, add up, come, amountadd up in number or quantity
translateBe translatable, or be translatable in a certain way
transplantBe transplantable
trimBe in equilibrium during a flight
underlieBe or form the base for
want, need, requireHave need of
washBe capable of being washed
wind, twist, curveExtend in curves and turns
workBehave in a certain way when handled
Spanishestar, ser
Catalanésser, estar, ser
English > be: 14 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe identical / identical to; be someone or something.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Spanishser
Catalanser
English > be: 14 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningOccupy a certain position or area; be somewhere.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example "What is behind this behavior?"
Narrowerattend, go toBe present at (meetings, church services, university) , etc.
belong, goBe in the right place or situation
center onHave as a center
comeExist or occur in a certain point in a series
cover, continue, extendspan an interval / interval of distance, space or time
extend, poke out, reach outreach outward in space
faceBe opposite
followBe next
go, leadLead, extend, or afford access
inhabitBe present in
lieBe located or situated somewhere
lie, restHave a place in relation to something else
occupy, fillOccupy the whole of
populate, dwell, live, inhabitInhabit or live in
reach, extend to, touchTo extend as far as
run, go, pass, lead, extendstretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope
sit, sit aroundBe around, often idly or without specific purpose
sitBe located or situated somewhere
stand back, keep one's eyes off, keep one's distance, keep one's hands off, stay awayStay clear of, avoid
straddleSit or stand astride of
stretch, stretch alongOccupy a large, elongated area
Spanishestar, haber
Catalanestar, haver, ser
English > be: 14 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningHave an existence, be extant.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymexist
Entailed byliveLead a certain kind of life
Narrowercoexist, cohabitExist together
comeBe found or available
distributeBe distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses
dwell, consist, lie, lie inoriginate (in)
dwell, inhabitExist or be situated within
endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, perilpose a threat to
flowBe abundantly present
indwellTo exist as an inner activating spirit, force, or principle
kick around, knock about, kick aboutBe around
preexistExist beforehand or prior to a certain point in time
prevail, hold, obtainBe valid, applicable, or true
Spanishexistir, haber, ser
Catalanexistir, haver
Nounsbeingthe state or fact of existing
English > be: 14 senses > verb 5, stative
Meaninghappen, occur, take place.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Spanishhaber, ocurrir, pasar, ser, suceder
Catalanocòrrer, passar, ser, succeir
English > be: 14 senses > verb 6, stative
MeaningBe identical or equivalent to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymequal
Narrowerequate, correspondBe equivalent or parallel, in mathematics
match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agreeBe compatible, similar or consistent
represent, stand for, correspondTake the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
translateBe equivalent in effect
OppositedifferBe different
Spanishequivaler, ser equivalente, ser, significar
Catalanequivaler, ser equivalent
English > be: 14 senses > verb 7, stative
Meaningform or compose.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "These constitute my entire belonging"
Synonymsconstitute, represent, make up, comprise
Narrowercomposeform the substance of
fall into, fall underBe included in or classified as
form, constitute, makeTo compose or represent
makeconstitute the essence of
present, poseintroduce
range, straddleRange or extend over
supplementServe as a supplement to
Spanishconstituir, integrar, representar, ser
Catalanconstituir, formar, integrar, representar, ser
English > be: 14 senses > verb 8, social
MeaningWork in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymfollow
Narrowercoxact as the coxswain, in a boat race
vetWork as a veterinarian
Spanishseguir, ser
Catalanseguir
English > be: 14 senses > verb 9, stative
Meaningrepresent, as of a character on stage.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsembody, personify
Narrowerbody, personifyinvest with or as with a body
exemplify, representBe characteristic of
Broadertypify, symbolize, symbolise, stand for, representExpress indirectly by an image, form, or model
Spanishcaracterizar, encarnar, personificar, representar
Catalancaracteritzar, encarnar, personificar
English > be: 14 senses > verb 10, possession
Meaningspend or use time.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"I may be an hour"
Broadertake, occupy, use uprequire (time or space)
English > be: 14 senses > verb 11, stative
MeaningHave life, be alive.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymlive
Entailed byoutlive, outlast, surviveLive longer than
survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold outContinue to live through hardship or adversity
Similar tosurvive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold outContinue to live through hardship or adversity
Spanishdurar, existir, morar, vivir
Catalanexistir, persistir, viure
Nounsbeinga living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
English > be: 14 senses > verb 12, stative
MeaningTo remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"let her be"
Broaderstay, remain, restStay the same
Spanishestar
Catalanestar
English > be: 14 senses > verb 13, stative
MeaningBe priced at.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymcost
Narrowerset back, knock back, put backcost a certain amount
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishcostar, valer
Catalancostar, valer

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