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been

 (bĭn)
v.
Past participle of be.

been

(biːn; bɪn)
vb
the past participle of be1

be

(bi; unstressed bi, bɪ)

v. and auxiliary v., pres. sing. 1st pers. am, 2nd are, 3rd is, pres. pl. are; past sing. 1st pers. was, 2nd were, 3rd was, past pl. were; pres. subj. be; past subj. sing. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd pers. were; past subj. pl. were; past part. been; pres. part. be•ing. v.i.
1. to exist or live: Shakespeare's “To be or not to be” is the ultimate question.
2. to take place; occur: The wedding was last week.
3. to occupy a place or position: The book is on the table.
4. to continue or remain as before: Let things be.
5. to belong; attend; befall: May good fortune be with you.
6. (used as a copula to connect the subject with its predicate adjective, or predicate nominative, in order to describe, identify, or amplify the subject): He is tall. She is president.
7. (used as a copula to introduce or form interrogative or imperative sentences): Is that right? Be quiet!
auxiliary verb.
8. (used with the present participle of another verb to form progressive tenses): I am waiting. We were talking.
9. (used with the infinitive of the principal verb to indicate a command, arrangements, or future action): He is to see me today. You are not to leave before six.
10. (used with the past participle of another verb to form the passive voice): The date was fixed.
11. (used in archaic or literary constructions with some intransitive verbs to form perfect tenses): He is come.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English bēon; akin to Old Frisian, Old High German bim (I) am, Latin fuī (I) have been, Greek phýein to grow, become]
usage: See me.

Be


Chem. Symbol.
beryllium.

be-

a prefix with the original sense “about,” “around,” “all over,” hence having an intensive and often disparaging force; used as a verb formative (becloud; besiege), and often serving to form transitive verbs from intransitives or from nouns: belabor; befriend; belittle.
[Middle English, Old English, unstressed form of by1]

B.E.

1. Bachelor of Education.
2. Bachelor of Engineering.
Translations
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I doe now publish my Essayes; which, of all my other workes, have beene most Currant: For that, as it seemes, they come home, to Mens Businesse, and Bosomes.
Since 1997, the two firms have worked together to develop and promote the Geoffrey Beene tailored clothing business.
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1 /PRNewswire/ -- YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund will honor Kenneth Cole with the prestigious AMY award at its YMA Geoffrey Beene Fashion Scholarship Dinner on January 9th, 2008 at the Marriott Marquis in New York.
Simi Valley promoter Robert Beene said Monday he has postponed for three weeks the Global Invitational Kickboxing Championship but declined to answer other questions.
org/) and The Geoffrey Beene Foundation have formed a five-year strategic alliance to further their mutual goals of expanding support for students seeking careers in the fashion industry.
Tuesday, Wednesday - Geoffrey Beene trunk show with informal modeling at noon at Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills.
and its licensed brands Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, unlisted, A Kenneth Cole Production, BCBG Max Azria, BCBG Attitude, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps, Donald J.
25 /PRNewswire/ -- The late fashion designer Geoffrey Beene bequeathed $10 million of his estate to New York City's The Animal Medical Center, it was announced by Dr.
Today, Friday - Geoffrey Beene trunk show with informal modeling at noon at Saks Fifth Avenue East (Women's wear), Beverly Hills.
World-renowned designer Geoffrey Beene will be on hand to receive the 2002 Philadelphia University Spirit of Design Award in recognition of his immeasurable impact on the fashion industry.