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become


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Become  \Be*come"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Became};  p.  p.  {Become};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Becoming}.]  [OE.  bicumen,  becumen  AS  becuman  to 
  come  to  to  happen;  akin  to  D.  bekomen  OHG.a  piqu["e]man, 
  Goth.  biquiman  to  come  upon  G.  bekommen  to  get  suit.  See 
  {Be-},  and  {Come}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  The  Lord  God  .  .  .  breathed  into  his  nostrils  the 
  breath  of  life;  and  man  became  a  living  soul.  --Gen. 
  ii  7. 
 
  That  error  now  which  is  become  my  crime.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  come  to  get  [Obs.] 
 
  But  madam,  where  is  Warwick  then  become!  --Shak. 
 
  {To  become  of},  to  be  the  present  state  or  place  of  to  be 
  the  fate  of  to  be  the  end  of  to  be  the  final  or 
  subsequent  condition  of 
 
  What  is  then  become  of  so  huge  a  multitude?  --Sir  W. 
  Raleigh. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Become  \Be*come"\,  v.  t. 
  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 
 
  It  becomes  me  so  to  speak  of  so  excellent  a  poet. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  I  have  known  persons  so  anxious  to  have  their  dress 
  become  them  as  to  convert  it  at  length,  into  their 
  proper  self  and  thus  actually  to  become  the  dress. 
  --Coleridge. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  become 
  v  1:  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!"  [syn:  {go},  {get}] 
  2:  undergo  a  change  or  development:  "The  water  turned  into 
  ice";  "Her  former  friend  became  her  worst  enemy"  [syn:  {turn 
  into},  {turn  to},  {turn}] 
  3:  come  into  existence;  "What  becomes  has  duration" 
  4:  enhance  the  appearance  of:  "Mourning  becomes  Electra";  "This 
  behavior  doesn't  suit  you!"  [syn:  {suit}] 




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