Meaning of BECOME in English


v. (past became; past part. become)

1. intr. (foll. by compl.) begin to be (became president; will become famous).

2 tr. a look well on; suit (blue becomes him). b befit (it ill becomes you to complain).

3 intr. (as becoming adj.) a flattering the appearance. b suitable; decorous.

Phrases and idioms:

become of happen to (what will become of me?).


becomingly adj. becomingness n.

Etymology: OE becuman f. Gmc: cf. BE-, COME

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.