Be Definition

Define what is Be?

1. atomic number 4, Be, beryllium, glucinium (noun)

a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element.


    metal, metallic element noun
    any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc..

    2. Be (verb)

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

    • John is rich.
    • This is not a good answer.

    look verb
    have a certain outward or facial expression.

    suffer, hurt verb
    feel pain or be in pain.

    be well verb
    be healthy; feel good.

    suffer verb
    feel unwell or uncomfortable.

    feel verb
    be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state.

    remain, stay, rest verb
    stay the same; remain in a certain state.

    continue verb
    exist over a prolonged period of time.

    coruscate, sparkle, scintillate verb
    be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity.

    befuddle, confound, bedevil, confuse, discombobulate, Fox, fuddle, throw verb
    be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly.

    rank verb
    take or have a position relative to others.

    point verb
    be positionable in a specified manner.

    need, want, require verb
    have need of.

    compact, pack verb
    have the property of being packable or of compacting easily.

    rest verb
    not move; be in a resting position.

    cut verb
    allow incision or separation.

    seethe, boil verb
    be in an agitated emotional state.

    moon about, moon around, mope verb
    be apathetic, gloomy, or dazed.

    appear, seem, look verb
    give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect.

    seem, appear verb
    seem to be true, probable, or apparent.

    owe verb
    be in debt.

    belong verb
    be owned by; be in the possession of.

    cover verb
    be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of.

    represent verb
    be representative or typical for.

    account verb
    be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something.

    cut across verb
    be contrary to ordinary procedure or limitations.

    Begin, start verb
    have a beginning characterized in some specified way.

    Begin verb
    have a beginning, of a temporal event.

    stand verb
    be in some specified state or condition.

    define, delimit, delimitate, delineate, specify verb
    determine the essential quality of.

    go verb
    be or continue to be in a certain condition.

    make sense, add up verb
    be reasonable or logical or comprehensible.

    comprise, consist verb
    be composed of.

    prove, turn out, turn up verb
    be shown or be found to be.

    account for verb
    be the reason or explanation for.

    remain verb
    be left; of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc..

    stick by, stand by, adhere, stick verb
    be loyal to.

    footle, mill around, mill about, mess about, lollygag, loiter, lallygag, hang around, tarry, loaf, lounge, lurk, linger verb
    be about.

    number, total, amount, add up, come verb
    add up in number or quantity.

    matter, count, weigh verb
    have weight; have import, carry weight.

    rate verb
    be worthy of or have a certain rating.

    deserve, merit verb
    be worthy or deserving.

    buy verb
    be worth or be capable of buying.

    shine verb
    be clear and obvious.

    Fall verb
    be due.

    depend verb
    be contingent upon (something that is elided).

    underlie verb
    be or form the base for.

    stink verb
    be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance.

    suck verb
    be inadequate or objectionable.

    subtend, delimit verb
    be opposite to; of angles and sides, in geometry.

    body forth, embody, incarnate, substantiate verb
    represent in bodily form.

    contain, hold, take verb
    be capable of holding or containing.

    cost, Be verb
    be priced at.

    measure verb
    have certain dimensions.

    seethe, HUM, buzz verb
    be noisy with activity.

    abound verb
    be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities.

    disaccord, discord, disagree verb
    be different from one another.

    yaw, gape, yawn verb
    be wide open.

    be given, incline, tend, lean, run verb
    have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined.

    run, go verb
    have a particular form.

    figure, enter verb
    be or play a part of or in.

    press verb
    be urgent.

    rage verb
    be violent; as of fires and storms.

    interrelate, relate verb
    be in a relationship with.

    rut verb
    be in a state of sexual excitement; of male mammals.

    stagnate verb
    cease to flow; stand without moving.

    stagnate verb
    stand still.

    come in handy verb
    be useful for a certain purpose.

    squat verb
    be close to the earth, or be disproportionately wide.

    hoodoo verb
    bring bad luck; be a source of misfortune.

    impend verb
    be imminent or about to happen.

    range, run verb
    change or be different within limits.

    stay on, remain, stay, continue verb
    continue in a place, position, or situation.

    sell verb
    be sold at a certain price or in a certain way.

    translate verb
    be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way.

    head up, head verb
    be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel.

    come in for verb
    be subject to or the object of.

    compare verb
    be comparable.

    Fall, come verb
    come under, be classified or included.

    run into, encounter verb
    be beset by.

    gravitate verb
    be attracted to.

    pay verb
    be worth it.

    diverge verb
    have no limits as a mathematical series.

    shine verb
    be distinguished or eminent.

    iridesce verb
    be iridescent.

    Lie verb
    be and remain in a particular state or condition.

    stand verb
    occupy a place or location, also metaphorically.

    hang verb
    be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive.

    litter verb

    suit verb
    be agreeable or acceptable.

    end, terminate verb
    be the end of; be the last or concluding part of.

    fit verb
    conform to some shape or size.

    lend verb
    have certain characteristics of qualities for something; be open or vulnerable to.

    let go verb
    be relaxed.

    belong verb
    be rightly classified in a class or category.

    belong verb
    be suitable or acceptable.

    curve, wind, twist verb
    extend in curves and turns.

    jumble, mingle verb
    be all mixed up or jumbled together.

    promise verb
    give grounds for expectations.

    accept, take verb
    be designed to hold or take.

    clean verb
    be cleanable.

    draw verb
    allow a draft.

    wash verb
    be capable of being washed.

    Balance verb
    be in equilibrium.

    hail, come verb
    be a native of.

    act verb
    be suitable for theatrical performance.

    test verb
    show a certain characteristic when tested.

    seem verb
    appear to exist.

    answer verb
    be liable or accountable.

    beat verb
    be superior.

    hold verb
    have as a major characteristic.

    count verb
    have a certain value or carry a certain weight.

    contain verb
    be divisible by.

    connect verb
    be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation.

    sell verb
    be responsible for the sale of.

    sell verb
    be approved of or gain acceptance.

    kill verb
    be fatal.

    make verb
    be suitable for.

    deck, adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, Grace verb
    be beautiful to look at.

    consist verb
    have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in.

    work verb
    behave in a certain way when handled.

    lubricate verb
    have lubricating properties.

    breathe verb
    allow the passage of air through.

    trim verb
    be in equilibrium during a flight.

    swing verb
    have a certain musical rhythm.

    osculate verb
    be intermediate between two taxonomic groups.

    retard verb
    be delayed.

    transplant verb
    be transplantable.

    cohere verb
    have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results.

    object verb
    be averse to or express disapproval of.

    stick verb
    be or become fixed.

    recognize verb
    exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate).

    distribute verb
    be mathematically distributive.

    put out verb
    be sexually active.

    broil, bake verb
    be very hot, due to hot weather or exposure to the sun.

    swim, drown verb
    be covered with or submerged in a liquid.

    swim verb
    be dizzy or giddy.

    belong verb
    be a member, adherent, inhabitant, etc. (of a group, organization, or place).

    3. Be (verb)

    be identical to; be someone or something.

    • The president of the company is John Smith.
    • This is my house.

    4. Be (verb)

    occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere.

    • Where is my umbrella?.
    • The toolshed is in the back.
    • What is behind this behavior?.

    stretch, stretch along verb
    occupy a large, elongated area.

    attend, go to verb
    be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc..

    fill, occupy verb
    occupy the whole of.

    inhabit, live, populate, dwell verb
    inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of.

    inhabit verb
    be present in.

    keep one's distance, keep one's eyes off, keep one's hands off, stand back, stay away verb
    stay clear of, avoid.

    extend to, reach, touch verb
    to extend as far as.

    extend, run, lead, pass, go verb
    stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point.

    lead, go verb
    lead, extend, or afford access.

    cover, extend, continue verb
    span an interval of distance, space or time.

    poke out, reach out, extend verb
    reach outward in space.

    Lie verb
    be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position.

    sit verb
    be located or situated somewhere.

    sit around, sit verb
    be around, often idly or without specific purpose.

    face verb
    be opposite.

    straddle verb
    sit or stand astride of.

    follow verb
    be next.

    center on verb
    have as a center.

    rest, Lie verb
    have a place in relation to something else.

    belong, go verb
    be in the right place or situation.

    come verb
    exist or occur in a certain point in a series.

    5. exist, Be (verb)

    have an existence, be extant.

    • Is there a God?.
    Synonyms: exist

    come verb
    be found or available.

    preexist verb
    exist beforehand or prior to a certain point in time.

    kick about, kick around, knock about verb
    be around; be alive or active.

    coexist verb
    exist together.

    indwell verb
    to exist as an inner activating spirit, force, or principle.

    prevail, obtain, hold verb
    be valid, applicable, or true.

    consist, lie in, dwell, Lie verb
    originate (in).

    endanger, imperil, jeopardise, jeopardize, menace, peril, threaten verb
    pose a threat to; present a danger to.

    flow verb
    be abundantly present.

    distribute verb
    be distributed or spread, as in statistical analyses.

    inhabit, dwell verb
    exist or be situated within.

    6. Be (verb)

    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.

    7. equal, Be (verb)

    be identical or equivalent to.

    • One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!.
    Synonyms: equal
    Antonyms: differ (verb)

    be different.


    correspond, equate verb
    be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics.

    correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally, agree, fit, check verb
    be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics.

    represent, stand for, correspond verb
    take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to.

    translate verb
    be equivalent in effect.

    8. constitute, make up, comprise, Be, represent (verb)

    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.

    make verb
    constitute the essence of.

    compose verb
    form the substance of.

    form, constitute, make verb
    to compose or represent:.

    straddle, range verb
    range or extend over; occupy a certain area.

    fall into, fall under verb
    be included in or classified as.

    pose, present verb

    supplement verb
    serve as a supplement to.

    9. Be, follow (verb)

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

    • He is a herpetologist.
    • She is our resident philosopher.
    Synonyms: follow

    vet verb
    work as a veterinarian.

    Cox verb
    act as the coxswain, in a boat race.

    10. embody, personify, Be (verb)

    represent, as of a character on stage.

    • Derek Jacobi was Hamlet.
    Synonyms: embody, personify

    stand for, symbolize, represent, symbolise, typify verb
    express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol.


    body, personify verb
    invest with or as with a body; give body to.

    exemplify, represent verb
    be characteristic of.

    11. Be (verb)

    spend or use time.

    • I may be an hour.

    take, use up, occupy verb
    require (time or space).

    12. live, Be (verb)

    have life, be alive.

    • Our great leader is no more.
    • My grandfather lived until the end of war.
    Synonyms: live

    13. Be (verb)

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

    • let her be.

    remain, stay, rest verb
    stay the same; remain in a certain state.

    14. cost, Be (verb)

    be priced at.

    • These shoes cost $100.
    Synonyms: cost

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


    knock back, put back, set back verb
    cost a certain amount.

    Nearby Terms

    be active (verb)
    be in a state of action

    be adrift (verb)
    be in motion due to some air or water current

    be after (verb)
    have the will and intention to carry out some action

    be all and end all (noun)
    the essential factor; the all-important element; the supreme aim

    be amiss (verb)
    interpret in the wrong way

    be at pains (verb)
    try very hard to do something

    be born (verb)
    come into existence through birth

    be due (verb)
    be the result of

    be full (verb)
    be sated, have enough to eat

    be given (verb)
    have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined

    be intimate (verb)
    have sexual intercourse with

    be on (verb)
    appear in a show, on T.V. or radio

    be on cloud nine (verb)
    feel extreme happiness or elation

    be on the ball (verb)
    be well-informed

    be quiet (verb)
    refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent