became[bē kām′, bi-]
became definition by Webster's New World
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intransitive verb, transitive verb
became definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Past tense of become.
Variant of become
intransitive verb became, become, becoming
- to come to be: to become ill
- to grow to be; change or develop into by growth: the tadpole becomes a frog
Origin: Middle English bicumen ; from Old English becuman: see be- and amp; come
- to befit; suit: modesty becomes her
- to be right for or suitable to in appearance: that hat becomes you