Meaning of BECOME in English

/bi kum"/ , v. , became, become, becoming .


1. to come, change, or grow to be (as specified): He became tired.

2. to come into being.


3. to be attractive on; befit in appearance; look well on: That gown becomes you.

4. to be suitable or necessary to the dignity, situation, or responsibility of: conduct that becomes an officer.

5. become of , to happen to; be the fate of: What will become of him?

[ bef. 900; ME becumen, OE becuman to come about, happen; c. D bekomen, G bekommen, Goth biqiman. See BE-, COME ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .