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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. Nick Sandmann:

    I was not intentionally making faces at the protester, i did smile at one point because I wanted him to know that I was not going to become angry, intimidated or be provoked into a larger confrontation.

  2. Victoria Stein Feltman:

    Families with an authoritative style have healthy-weight children, and their kids make better choices on their own, and they are more accepting of new foods, when you take away the pressure, the kids become a bit more adventurous and have a better relationship with food. They're not going to go the birthday party and have four cupcakes.

  3. Shigeki Terashi:

    Falling EV battery capacity is not a major issue in China now because sales there have only recently begun, but in time this problem will likely become more evident.

  4. Tony Tyler:

    Overcrowding is a serious issue that will become critical quickly.

  5. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan:

    We will under no circumstances allow northern Syria to become a victim of their scheming. Because this constitutes a threat for us.

Images & Illustrations of become

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