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Be is sometimes a misspelling of bee, been, being, best, by or we.

The word be is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

Definition of the noun be

What does be mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonyms of Be: atomic number 4 / beryllium / glucinium
    • more generic terms: metal / metallic element = any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
    • substance of: beryl = the chief source of beryllium; chrysoberyl = a rare hard yellow green mineral consisting of beryllium aluminate in crystal form; gadolinite / ytterbite = a mineral that is a source of rare earths

Definition of the verb be

What does be mean as a doing word?

Be is the most common verb in the English language.

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
was, werebeenbeingis

  1. have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  2. be identical to; be someone or something
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
  3. occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere
  4. have an existence, be extant
  5. happen, occur, take place
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
  6. be identical or equivalent to
  7. form or compose
  8. work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of be: follow
    • more specific words:
      • vet = work as a veterinarian
      • cox = act as the coxswain, in a boat race
  9. represent, as of a character on stage
  10. spend or use time
    • example: I may be an hour
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic terms: occupy / take / use up = require
  11. have life, be alive
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of be: live
  12. to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form
    • example: let her be
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: remain / rest / stay = stay the same
  13. be priced at

Other definitions of be

What does be also mean?


  1. Berlin, a federal state of Germany.
  2. Bengkulu, a province of Indonesia.


  1. Be a.k.a. Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal monarchy in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters as well as those of several other major international organisations such as NATO. Belgium covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres and has a population of about 11 million people.
  2. Be a.k.a. is a neighborhood of Lomé, Togo, located on the lagoon, east of the city.


Who is Be?

Be is a guitarist, session musician, composer and orchestrator.

  • also known as Hayashibe Naoki, Naoki Hayashibe
  • born on (50 years ago) in Tokyo
  • nationality: Japan
  • profession: Session musician, guitarist, composer, orchestrator
  • member of musical group Kome Kome Club since


Be is a musical group.

  • albums: "Bold", "Orange", "20 Something, Volume 1 / Limited Edition"


  1. Be a.k.a. Flybe Group plc is an English low-cost regional airline group based in Exeter. It operates over 180 routes to 65 European airports and is Europe's largest regional airline, carrying over 7 million passengers during 2013. The Flybe Group is a public company and employs around 2,600 people.
    • also known as Flybe Group PLC, Flybe集團
    • official website:
  2. Be a.k.a. British European Airways — formally British European Airways Corporation — was a British airline which existed from 1946 until 1974.
    • also known as 英國歐洲航空
  3. Be a.k.a. Be Inc.: Be Incorporated was an American computer company founded in 1990, best known for the Be Operating System and BeBox personal computer. Be was founded by former Apple Computer executive Jean-Louis Gassée with capital from Seymour Cray.
  4. Be a.k.a. Braniff International Airlines, Inc. was an airline formed in 1991. It was headquartered in the Dallas, Texas, area and owned by BNAir, Inc., a subsidiary of BIA-COR Holdings Inc., a Philadelphia investment group, formed by Paine Weber Group, and subsequent airline holding company.
  5. Be a.k.a. Centennial Airlines was founded in Laramie, Wyoming in 1981, and flew until 1987 Centennial served Denver, Colorado, Billings, Montana; Logan and Salt Lake City, Utah; Casper, Cody, Jackson, Lander, Laramie, Riverton, Rock Springs and Worland, Wyoming. The Fleet included Beechcraft 1900 planes.


  1. "Be" is the sixth studio album by American rapper Common, released May 24, 2005 on GOOD Music and Geffen Records. Primarily produced by hip hop artist Kanye West, the album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 album chart with 185,000 copies sold in its first week. It is Common's second album to sell over 500,000 copies and was certified Gold by the RIAA. Be was also a critical success, receiving general praise and accolades from several critics and music publications. The album received a perfect "XXL" rating from hip hop publication XXL magazine.
  2. "BE" is the second and final studio album by the English rock band Beady Eye, released on 10 June 2013. It was recorded between November 2012 and March 2013. The album was produced by Dave Sitek who has previously produced records for Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio and Jane's Addiction. BE debuted at number 2 on the UK Albums Chart.
  3. "BE" is Pain of Salvation's fifth studio album, released by InsideOutMusic in September 2004. It is a concept album focusing on the existence of God and humankind. Along with the band it features a nine-part orchestra, The Orchestra of Eternity, which features prominently throughout the album. This is the last album to feature Kristoffer Gildenlöw on bass. The album is the first Pain of Salvation album to be divided into more than three chapters.
  4. "BE" is Swedish progressive metal band Pain of Salvation's first live DVD, documenting one of the performances of their 2004 album BE in its entirety in Eskilstuna, Sweden on September 12, 2003. In contrast to the studio album, The Orchestra of Eternity are given credit on the front cover of the album.
  5. "Be" is the thirty-first album by the jazz fusion group Casiopea recorded and released in 1998.
    • genre: Jazz fusion
    • released on (17 years ago)
  6. "Be" is a composition.
  7. "Be" is a composition.
  8. "BE" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  9. "Be" a.k.a. "Be?" is a musical album of Llwybr Llaethog.
    • released in (26 years ago)
  10. "Be" is a composition.
  11. "Be" is a musical album of Test Their Logik.
    • released in
  12. "Be" is a musical single of Steve Angello & Laidback Luke.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  13. "Be" a.k.a. "Be..." is a musical single of Ms.OOJA.
    • released on
  14. "Be" is a musical album of Jenka.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  15. "Be" is a musical album of Unhindered.


  1. BE a.k.a. The Bachelor of Engineering commonly abbreviated as is an undergraduate academic degree awarded to a student after three to five years of studying engineering at university or college. A BEng degree will be accredited by one of the Engineering Council's professional bodies as suitable for registration as a chartered engineer. That might include the British Computer Society. Alternatively, it might be accredited directly by another professional body, such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The BEng is mainly is a route to chartered engineer, registered engineer or licensed engineer, and has been approved by representatives of the profession.
  2. Be is a letter of the Cyrillic script. It commonly represents the voiced bilabial plosive, like the English pronunciation of ⟨b⟩ in "bee". It should not be confused with the Cyrillic letter Ve, which is shaped like Latin capital letter B but represents the voiced labiodental fricative.
    • also known as Be (ซีริลลิก)
  3. Be a.k.a. B̤ē is an additional letter of the Arabic script, derived from bāʼ with an additional dot. It is not used in the Arabic alphabet itself, but is used to represent the sound when writing Hausa, Saraiki, and Sindhi in the Arabic script. The same sound may also be written simply as bāʾ in Hausa, undifferentiated from.
  4. be: .be is the Internet country code top-level domain for Belgium. The domain became active in 1989 and was administrated by Pierre Verbaeten of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. In 2000, the control of the TLD was transferred to DNS Belgium. As of June 2013 there are 1,392,477 registered domains.
  5. Be a.k.a. Lingao Language: Ong Be, also known as Bê, or Vo Limgao in Chinese, is a language spoken by 600,000 people, 100,000 of them monolingual, on the north-central coast of Hainan Island, including the suburbs of the provincial capital Haikou. The language is taught in primary schools and broadcast on the radio. Ong Be is a Tai–Kadai language, but it has no close relatives and its relationship within that family has not been determined.
    • also known as Ong-be, Limkow, Vo Limkou, Ongbe, Linkow, Bê, Ong Be language
  6. Be a.k.a. Deno Language: Deno is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Nigeria. Speakers are shifting to Hausa and Fulfulde.

Scrabble value of B3E1

The value of this 2-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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