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Be meaning

be - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. be identical to; be someone or something; " The president of the company is John Smith"; " This is my house"
  2. 2. To exist in a certain manner or relation, -- whether as a reality or as a product of thought; to exist as the subject of a certain predicate, that is, as having a certain attribute, or as belonging to a certain sort, or as identical with what is specified, -- a word or words for the predicate being annexed; as, to be happy; to be here; to be large, or strong; to be an animal; to be a hero; to be a nonentity; three and two are five; annihilation is the cessation of existence; that is the man.
  3. 3. To take place; to happen; as, the meeting was on Thursday.
  4. 4. To signify; to represent or symbolize; to answer to.
  5. 5. To exist actually, or in the world of fact; to have exstence.
  6. 6. To exist; to have any state or quality.

be - examples of usage

  1. I'll be obliged to make the young man's further acquaintance, Bess, before we talk about an engagement.
  2. What a round, pink little face she had, to be sure, and what a strong, healthy, plump little body.
  3. Good, clear, steady eyes; good all 'round constitution, I should say; and if- Oh, come, come, child; we'd better be getting in to dinner or your mother will be anxious.
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