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  4  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]: 
 
  Becoming  \Be*com"ing\,  a. 
  Appropriate  or  fit  congruous;  suitable;  graceful;  befitting. 
 
  A  low  and  becoming  tone.  --Thackeray. 
 
  Note:  Formerly  sometimes  followed  by  of 
 
  Such  discourses  as  are  becoming  of  them 
  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  Seemly;  comely;  decorous;  decent;  proper. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Becoming  \Be*com"ing\,  n. 
  That  which  is  becoming  or  appropriate.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  becoming 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {comely},  {comme 
  il  faut},  {decent},  {decorous},  {seemly}] 
  2:  displaying  or  setting  off  to  best  advantage;  "a  becoming  new 
  shade  of  rose";  "a  becoming  portrait" 




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