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Overview of verb be

1. (10742) be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

2. (3019) be -- (be identical to; be someone or something; "The president of the company is John Smith"; "This is my house")

3. be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

4. exist, be -- (have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?")

5. be -- (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")

6. equal, be -- (be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!")

7. constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be -- (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")

8. be, follow -- (work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function; "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our resident philosopher")

9. embody, be, personify -- (represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet")

10. be -- (spend or use time; "I may be an hour")

11. be, live -- (have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war")

12. be -- (to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form; "let her be")

13. cost, be -- (be priced at; "These shoes cost $100")



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