[biː] or [bi]


(verb.) spend or use time; 'I may be an hour'.

(verb.) work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function; 'He is a herpetologist'; 'She is our resident philosopher'.

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

(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'.

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

(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'.

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

Checked by Adrienne--From WordNet


(v. i.) To exist actually, or in the world of fact; to have ex/stence.

(v. i.) 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.

(v. i.) To take place; to happen; as, the meeting was on Thursday.

(v. i.) To signify; to represent or symbolize; to answer to.

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Synonyms and Synonymous

v. n. Exist (whether in fact or in imagination), subsist, have existence, have being.

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v.i. to live: to exist: to have a certain state or quality:—pr.p. bē′ing; pa.p. been.—n. Be′-all (Shak.) the whole being.

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Unserious Contents or Definition

Bees signify pleasant and profitable engagements. For an officer, it brings obedient subjects and healthful environments. To a preacher, many new members and a praying congregation. To business men, increase in trade. To parents, much pleasure from dutiful children. If one stings, loss or injury will bear upon you from a friendly source.

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