Meaning of BECOME in English


Pronunciation: bi- ' k ə m, b ē -

Function: verb

Inflected Form: -came \ - ' k ā m \ ; -come ; -com · ing

Etymology: Middle English, to come to, become, from Old English becuman, from be- + cuman to come

Date: before 12th century

intransitive verb

1 a : to come into existence b : to come to be < become sick>

2 : to undergo change or development

transitive verb : to be suitable to <seriousness becoming the occasion> especially : to be becoming to <her clothes become her>

– become of : to happen to <wondering whatever became of old friends>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.