What is be?

  • (verb): Spend or use time.
    Example: "I may be an hour"
    See also — Additional definitions below

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List Of Compositions For Viola: A To B - B - Be
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... poet Samuel Beckett (1906–1989), Irish avant-garde playwright, novelist, and poet Matija Bećković (born 1939), Serbian writer and poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (1836–1870), Spanish post-romanticist ...

More definitions of "be":

  • (verb): Have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun).
    Example: "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
  • (verb): Happen, occur, take place.
    Example: "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"
  • (verb): Be priced at.
    Synonyms: cost
  • (verb): Have an existence, be extant.
    Synonyms: exist
  • (verb): Be identical to; be someone or something.
    Example: "The president of the company is John Smith"; "This is my house"
  • (verb): Have life, be alive.
    Synonyms: live
  • (verb): Represent, as of a character on stage.
    Synonyms: embody, personify
  • (verb): Occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere.
    Example: "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
  • (verb): To remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form.
    Example: "Let her be"
  • (verb): Work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function.
    Synonyms: follow
  • (verb): Be identical or equivalent to.
    Synonyms: equal