What does becoming mean?

Definitions for becoming
bɪˈkʌm ɪŋbe·com·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous, seemlyadjective

    according with custom or propriety

    "her becoming modesty"; "comely behavior"; "it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money"; "a decent burial"; "seemly behavior"

  2. becomingadjective

    displaying or setting off to best advantage

    "a becoming new shade of rose"; "a becoming portrait"


  1. becomingnoun

    The act or process in which something becomes.

  2. becomingadjective

    pleasingly suitable to the particular person involved.

  3. becomingadjective

    decent, respectable

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Becomingnoun

    Behaviour: a word not now in use.

    Etymology: from become.

    Sir, forgive me,
    Since my becomings kill me, when they do not
    Eye well to you. William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra.

  2. Becomingparticip. adj.

    That which pleases by an elegant propriety; graceful. It is sometimes used with the particle of; but generally without any government of the following words.

    Etymology: from become.

    Of thee, kind boy, I ask no red and white
    To make up my delight,
    No odd becoming graces,
    Black eyes, or little know not what, in faces. John Suckling.

    Their discourses are such as belong to their age, their calling, and their breeding; such as are becoming of them, and of them only. John Dryden, Fables, Preface.

    Yet some becoming boldness I may use;
    I’ve well deserv’d, nor will he now refuse. John Dryden, Aurengz.

    Make their pupils repeat the action, that they may correct what is constrained in it, till it be perfected into an habitual and becoming easiness. John Locke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Becoming

    of Become

  2. Becomingadjective

    appropriate or fit; congruous; suitable; graceful; befitting

  3. Becomingnoun

    that which is becoming or appropriate


  1. Becoming

    "Becoming" is a song by American heavy metal group Pantera from their album Far Beyond Driven. It was released as a 2-track promotional-only vinyl 12", with "5 Minutes Alone" as its B-side. The song features a unique guitar riff by Dimebag Darrell which involves a DigiTech Whammy pedal as well as extensive double bass drumming from Vinnie Paul. It also uses an unusual guitar tuning, simultaneously mixing dropped-D and Eb tuning.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'becoming' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1435

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'becoming' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2458

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of becoming in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of becoming in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of becoming in a Sentence

  1. Giuliana Rancic:

    Food and service first. We’ve always stuck to that since before we opened and we knew that that was always going to be what we focus on, i think you hear about people in the entertainment industry becoming partners in restaurants or trying to open restaurants but it’s tough and you don’t always succeed.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Let us bloom like a flower by opening our heart and mind, by smiling and by becoming kind.

  3. Lynn Helms:

    OPEC still is our main competition, but what you're seeing now is the Bakken becoming the swing producer, something that has happened relatively quickly because of efficiencies in drilling and completion technology.

  4. Former President Duque:

    I think we have to continue becoming leaders in the energy transition with non-conventional renewable energies, but we need tokeep … the conventional energy that is a source of funding for the social programs that we have in Colombia.

  5. Joana Setzer:

    They are really understanding the strategic role of litigation and making the process as -- or more -- important than the outcome. These cases receive so much media attention and this is becoming something of a real concern for governments.

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    a state of irritation or annoyance
    • A. excogitate
    • B. huff
    • C. gloat
    • D. descant

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