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'be' - used as a noun
1. a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element

'be' - used as a verb
2. have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
John is rich
This is not a good answer
3. be identical to; be someone or something
The president of the company is John Smith
This is my house
4. occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere
Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back
What is behind this behavior?
5. have an existence, be extant
Is there a God?
6. happen, occur, take place
I lost my wallet; this was during the visit to my parents' house
There was a lot of noise in the kitchen
7. be identical or equivalent to
8. form or compose
This money is my only income
The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance
9. work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
He is a herpetologist
She is our resident philosopher
10. represent, as of a character on stage
Derek Jacobi was Hamlet
11. spend or use time
I may be an hour
12. have life, be alive
Our great leader is no more
13. to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form
let her be
14. be priced at

derived forms
1. Be / First Person
am
2. Be / Second Person
are
3. Be / Plural Past
were
4. Be / Plural
Bes
5. Be / Past
was
6. Be / Third Person
is
7. Be / Present Participle
being
8. Be / Past Participle
been
Variations of 'be'
 
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If someone was to fly once around the surface of the moon, it would be equal to a round trip from New York to London.