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Became definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BECA'ME, pret. of become [See Become.]

Oxford Reference Dictionary

past of BECOME.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Became Be*came", imp. of Become.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. The Lord God . . . breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. --Gen. ii. 7. That error now which is become my crime. --Milton. 2. To come; to get. [Obs.] But, madam, where is Warwick then become! --Shak. 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. What is then become of so huge a multitude? --Sir W. Raleigh.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Became is the past tense of become.




 


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