Textual thesaurus for "Be"

(noun) beryllium, atomic number 4, glucinium

a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element

(verb) be

spend or use time

I may be an hour

(verb) follow, be

work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function

He is a herpetologist; She is our resident philosopher

(verb) be, exist

have an existence, be extant

Is there a God?

(verb) be

have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

John is rich; This is not a good answer

(verb) be, live

have life, be alive

Our great leader is no more; My grandfather lived until the end of war

(verb) be

be identical to; be someone or something

The president of the company is John Smith; This is my house

(verb) comprise, make up, be, represent, constitute

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) be

occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

Where is my umbrella? The toolshed is in the back; What is behind this behavior?

(verb) be, equal

be identical or equivalent to

One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!

(verb) personify, embody, be

represent, as of a character on stage

Derek Jacobi was Hamlet

(verb) be, cost

be priced at

These shoes cost $100

(verb) be

to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form

let her be

(verb) 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