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be/ˈbiː/verb
present first singularam/ˈæm, əm/second singularare/ˈɑɚ, ɚ/third singularis/ˈɪz, əz/pluralarepast tense for first and third singularwas/ˈwəz/second singularwere/ˈwɚ/pluralwerepast participlebeen/ˈbɪn/British/ˈbiːn/present participlebeing/ˈbiːjɪŋ/
be
/ˈbiː/
verb
present first singularam/ˈæm, əm/second singularare/ˈɑɚ, ɚ/third singularis/ˈɪz, əz/pluralarepast tense for first and third singularwas/ˈwəz/second singularwere/ˈwɚ/pluralwerepast participlebeen/ˈbɪn/British/ˈbiːn/present participlebeing/ˈbiːjɪŋ/
Learner's definition of BE  
[linking verb] 
— used to indicate the identity of a person or thing
   b — used to describe the qualities of a person or thing
   c — used to indicate the condition of a person or thing
[linking verb] — used to indicate the group, class, category, etc., that a person or thing belongs to
[linking verb] — used to indicate the place, situation, or position of a person or thing
[linking verb] 
— used in phrases with there to describe a situation, occurrence, etc.
   b — used in phrases with it to indicate a time or place or to describe a current, past, or future condition
[linking verb] — used to say how much something costs
[linking verb] — used to say that one amount or number is the same as another
[no object] : to happen or take place
[no object] : to come or go
◊ People who have been there, done that are bored about the idea of going somewhere or doing something because they have already done it before. This is an informal phrase that is often used in a joking way.
— used in perfect tenses
[no object]somewhat formal : to exist or live
10 [auxiliary verb] — used with the past participle of a verb to form passive constructions
[auxiliary verb] 
11 — used with the present participle of a verb to express continuous action
   b — used with the present participle of a verb to express future or later action
[auxiliary verb] 
12 — used with to + verb to say what will happen or was going to happen in the future
   b — used with to + verb to say what should happen or be done
   c — used in negative statements with to + verb to say what is or was possible
   d — used with to + verb to say that one thing must happen or be true so that another thing can happen or be true
13 [auxiliary verb] — used like have with the past participle of some verbs to form perfect tenses— now often considered archaic

be yourself

: to behave in a normal or natural way

leave (someone or something) be

— see 1leave

let (someone or something) be

— see 1let

the best is yet to be

— see 3best

the powers that be

— see 1power

to be sure

— see 1sure
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