be (Verb) — Have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun). ex. "John is rich" ex. "This is not a good answer"
be (Verb) — Be identical to; be someone or something. ex. "The president of the company is John Smith" ex. "This is my house"
be (Verb) — Occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere. ex. "Where is my umbrella?" ex. "The toolshed is in the back" ex. "What is behind this behavior?"
be (Verb) — Have an existence, be extant. ex. "Is there a God?"
be (Verb) — Happen, occur, take place. ex. "I lost my wallet; this was during the visit to my parents' house" ex. "There was a lot of noise in the kitchen"
be (Verb) — Be identical or equivalent to. ex. "One dollar is 1,000 rubles these days!"
be (Verb) — Form or compose. ex. "This money is my only income" ex. "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"
be (Verb) — Work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function. ex. "He is a herpetologist" ex. "She is our resident philosopher"
be (Verb) — Represent, as of a character on stage. ex. "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"
be (Verb) — Spend or use time. ex. "I may be an hour"
be (Verb) — Have life, be alive. ex. "Our great leader is no more"
be (Verb) — To remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form. ex. "let her be"
be (Verb) — Be priced at.
be (Noun) — A light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element.