(verb) spend or use time; “I may be an hour”

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”

exist, be

(verb) have an existence, be extant; “Is there a God?”


(verb) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); “John is rich”; “This is not a good answer”

be, live

(verb) have life, be alive; “Our great leader is no more”; “My grandfather lived until the end of war”


(verb) be identical to; be someone or something; “The president of the company is John Smith”; “This is my house”

constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be

(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”


(verb) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; “Where is my umbrella?”; “The toolshed is in the back”; “What is behind this behavior?”

equal, be

(verb) be identical or equivalent to; “One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!”

embody, be, personify

(verb) represent, as of a character on stage; “Derek Jacobi was Hamlet”

cost, be

(verb) be priced at; “These shoes cost $100”


(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”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



past participle of be

(obsolete) plural simple present of be

(Southern US) infinitive of be



(UK dialectal) plural of bee


• Bene, NEbE, bene, eben, neeb

Source: Wiktionary

Been. Etym: [OE. beon, ben, bin, p. p. of been, beon, to be. See Be.]

Definition: The past participle of Be. In old authors it is also the pr. tense plural of Be. See 1st Bee. Assembled been a senate grave and stout. Fairfax.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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