Meaning of BECOME in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ bi-ˈkəm, bē- ]


( be·came -ˈkām ; -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


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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.