Becoming
Become Be*come", v. i. [imp. {Became}; p. p. {Become}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Becoming}.] [OE. bicumen, becumen, AS. becuman to come to, to happen; akin to D. bekomen, OHG.a piqu["e]man, Goth. biquiman to come upon, G. bekommen to get, suit. See {Be-}, and {Come}.] 1. To pass from one state to another; to enter into some state or condition, by a change from another state, or by assuming or receiving new properties or qualities, additional matter, or a new character. [1913 Webster]

The Lord God . . . breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. --Gen. ii. 7. [1913 Webster]

That error now which is become my crime. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To come; to get. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

But, madam, where is Warwick then become! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To become of}, to be the present state or place of; to be the fate of; to be the end of; to be the final or subsequent condition of. [1913 Webster]

What is then become of so huge a multitude? --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]


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