Definition of be- in English:

be-

Syllabification: be-

prefix

  • 1Forming verbs:
  • 1.1All over; all around: bespatter
  • 1.2Thoroughly; excessively: bewilder
  • 2(Added to intransitive verbs) expressing transitive action: bemoan
  • 3(Added to adjectives and nouns) expressing transitive action: befool befriend
  • 4(Added to nouns) affect with: befog
  • 4.1(Added to adjectives) cause to be: befoul
  • 5(Forming adjectives ending in -ed) having; covered with: bejeweled

Origin

Old English, weak form of 'by'.

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