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
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    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. John Green:

    Did you know that for pretty much the entire history of the human species, the average life span was less than thirty years? You could count on ten years or so of real adulthood, right? There was no planning for retirement. There was no planning for a career. There was no planning. No time for planning. No time for future. But then the life spans started getting longer, and people started having more and more future, and so they spent more time thinking about it. About the future. And now life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future --you go to high school so you can go to college so you can get a good job so you can get a nice house so you can afford to send your kids to college so they can get a good job so they can get a nice house so they can afford to send their kids to college.

  2. President Vladimir Putin:

    Terrorism has become a global threat, we must defeat this evil. And Russia is open to uniting efforts with other governments, is ready to work on the creation of a modern non-bloc system of international security.

  3. Mitchell Koger:

    Think of good things & become something good.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    This is not normal, we can’t let it become normal.

  5. Kenneth Chan Ka-lok:

    There will be a lot of intimidation from work places onwards, spreading out to schools, to academia, to the legislative council, government offices and so on, i don't think it's possible to have a political purge in Hong Kong but it might become something that we haven’t experienced before in Hong Kong. They may try to blackmail people, to weaken our determination.

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