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
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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. Supparuek Tongchairith:

    He has a strong personality, vigorous, and direct. If he tries to become a politician, he could try to change but he would never really be able to change 100 percent, because his boiling point is low, if anyone pokes at him, he will explode. And for him to sit in the parliament, I guarantee, he will run into troubles.

  2. Thomai Serdari:

    Real estate has become very expensive in New York, it puts a lot of pressure on brands financially if you maintain stores that basically have no traffic.

  3. Ahmed Korayem:

    I’d like to believe that our very essence is that of love. At times it’s hard to believe when our experiences remind us of the cold, callous, selfish and liars out there who’ve crossed our paths and hurt us. These hurts have led us to protect our selves by hiding out and shunning our light, our love and our essence from the rest of the world. In the name of self-preservation we, in turn, have become cold, callous, selfish and liars, therefore passing down the cycle of pain to the next generation, forcing them to do the same to protect themselves. The cycle breaks once a single person makes the decision to be vulnerable, to be frail to be their essence, knowing that it could very well lead to a world of pain. In the end, it is worth it to one day have the world full of people who are unafraid of their light and are willing to love unconditionally without fear or consequence. This is the world I would like to live in. This is the world we owe to the future generations

  4. Daniel Morgan:

    Apple is primarily focused on selling subscriptions to other services (e.g. HBO, Showtime) and modestly focused on original content, it seems unlikely that new entrants such as Apple TV Plus will be able to find a footing given how crowded the field has become.

  5. Thomas Aquinas:

    Those who are more adapted to the active life can prepare themselves for contemplation in the practice of the active life, while those who are more adapted to the contemplative life can take upon themselves the works of the active life so as to become yet more apt for contemplation.

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