be
noun.
a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
verb.
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
John is rich|This is not a good answer
verb.
be identical to; be someone or something
The president of the company is John Smith|This is my house
verb.
occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere
Where is my umbrella?|The toolshed is in the back|What is behind this behavior?
verb.
have an existence, be extant
Is there a God?
Synonym: exist
verb.
happen, occur, take place
I lost my wallet; this was during the visit to my parents' house|There were two hundred people at his funeral|There was a lot of noise in the kitchen
verb.
be identical or equivalent to
One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!
Synonym: equal
verb.
form or compose
This money is my only income|The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance|These constitute my entire belonging|The children made up the chorus|This sum represents my entire income for a year|These few men comprise his entire army
verb.
work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
He is a herpetologist|She is our resident philosopher
Synonym: follow
verb.
represent, as of a character on stage
Derek Jacobi was Hamlet
Synonym: embody, personify
verb.
spend or use time
I may be an hour
verb.
have life, be alive
Our great leader is no more|My grandfather lived until the end of war
Synonym: live
verb.
to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form
let her be
verb.
be priced at
These shoes cost $100
Synonym: cost