Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun be

1 sense of be

Sense 1
beryllium, Be, glucinium, atomic number 4 -- (a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element)
       => metallic element, metal -- (any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb be

13 senses of be

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

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

Sense 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?")

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

Sense 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")

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

Sense 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")

Sense 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")

Sense 9
embody, be, personify -- (represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet")
       => typify, symbolize, symbolise, stand for, represent -- (express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?")

Sense 10
be -- (spend or use time; "I may be an hour")
       => take, occupy, use up -- (require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time")

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

Sense 12
be -- (to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form; "let her be")
       => stay, remain, rest -- (stay the same; remain in a certain state; "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"; "rest assured"; "stay alone"; "He remained unmoved by her tears"; "The bad weather continued for another week")

Sense 13
cost, be -- (be priced at; "These shoes cost $100")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

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