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According to WordNet, the verb "be" has 13 sense(s).

202702508 be priced at; "These shoes cost $100".

202749904 happen, occur, take place; "I lost my wallet; this was during the visit to my parents' house"; "There were two hundred people at his funeral"; "There was a lot of noise in the kitchen".

202655135 occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?".

202445925 work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function; "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our resident philosopher".

202604760 have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer".

202603699 have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?".

202620587 form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army".

202664769 be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!".

202614181 have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war".

202268246 spend or use time; "I may be an hour".

202616386 be identical to; be someone or something; "The president of the company is John Smith"; "This is my house".

202697725 represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet".

202744820 to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form; "let her be".

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