What does become mean?

Definitions for become
bɪˈkʌmbe·come

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word become.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. become, go, get(verb)

    enter or assume a certain state or condition

    "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!"

  2. become, turn(verb)

    undergo a change or development

    "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor"

  3. become(verb)

    come into existence

    "What becomes has duration"

  4. become, suit(verb)

    enhance the appearance of

    "Mourning becomes Electra"; "This behavior doesn't suit you!"

Wiktionary

  1. become(Verb)

    To arrive, come (to a place).

    Etymology: becuman, from . Cognate with German bekommen, Dutch bekomen.

  2. become(Verb)

    To begin to be; to come to be; to turn into.

    Etymology: becuman, from . Cognate with German bekommen, Dutch bekomen.

  3. become(Verb)

    To look attractive on, be suitable for.

    That dress really becomes you.

    Etymology: becuman, from . Cognate with German bekommen, Dutch bekomen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Become

    of Become

  2. Become(verb)

    to pass from one state to another; to enter into some state or condition, by a change from another state, or by assuming or receiving new properties or qualities, additional matter, or a new character

  3. Become(verb)

    to come; to get

  4. Become(verb)

    to suit or be suitable to; to be congruous with; to befit; to accord with, in character or circumstances; to be worthy of, or proper for; to cause to appear well; -- said of persons and things

Freebase

  1. Become

    Become is the first studio album by Swedish progressive metal band Seventh Wonder. It consists of nine tracks; however, the ninth track is unlisted and untitled.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Become

    be-kum′, v.i. to pass from one state to another: to come to be: to be the fate or end of (followed by of).—v.t. to suit or befit, to grace or adorn fittingly (with dat. object):—pa.t. becāme′; pa.p. become′.—adj. Becom′ing, suitable to: graceful.—adv. Becom′ingly.—n. Becom′ingness. [A.S. becuman. See Come.]

CrunchBase

  1. Become

    Become is a search engine focused solely on shopping. Become offers various views and filtering criteria to allow users to more easily shop locally or all over the web.

Editors Contribution

  1. become

    To change from a specific form to a form of choice.

    We have become such mature, kind, loving and peaceloving people on planet earth.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'become' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #274

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'become' in Written Corpus Frequency: #758

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'become' in Verbs Frequency: #28

How to pronounce become?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say become in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of become in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of become in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of become in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Jefferson:

    The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in ... the federal judiciary; an irresponsible body (for impeachment is scarcely a scare-crow), working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing it’s noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped from the States, and the government of all be consolidated into one. ...when all government... in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the centre of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.

  2. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    The pursuit of success is marked by numerous characteristics; including, perseverance, commitment, education, and wisdom, to name a few. The road to failure can also be described with countless personality traits, including, unreliable, indolence, ignorance, and ineptitude. However, during my thirty years as an administrator I have witnessed the most significant rationale for failure that cannot be described in a single word. It is a characteristic some people possess, often referred to by psychologists as the, need-to-be-liked-syndrome. Unfortunately, for some, their existence is predicated upon pleasing others, and seeking approval and recognition. They have become an inmate or prisoner to the thoughts and opinions of others. In other words, they lack self-value, and therefore must receive it from others. When you do not value yourself, then it will be difficult to obtain joy and contentment in one’s life. Remember; you have worth and value.

  3. Marc Lasry:

    Energy today is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, either you will get paid off, or you will become the new equity of these companies, but you need the luxury of time. You need to be able to wait two or three or four years.

  4. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

  5. Dimitris Avramopoulos:

    It has become a huge political issue that is dividing Europe right now, and our role is to put together all these contradictory elements, i can tell you, it's not easy. It is a huge challenge that has to do also with the future of Europe.

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