Definition of be:


part of speech: verb

To exist; to have any state or quality.

part of speech: participle


part of speech: verb

To exist; have existence in fact, physical or mental; to include or involve as a result; produce; become; last; mean; to happen; to concern; to belong.

part of speech: participle


part of speech: verb

To live: to exist: to have a certain state or quality:- pr. p. being pa. p. been ( bin).

Usage examples for be:

  • And why should I be with them? "Who Goes There?", Blackwood Ketcham Benson.
  • What would I be doing here? "The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill", Winston Churchill.
  • But she will be "The Duke's Children", Anthony Trollope.
  • Oh, we can't be "Swamp Island", Mildred A. Wirt.

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