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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 be·com·ing /-ˈkʌmɪŋ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·come v. i. [imp. Became p. p. Become; p. pr. & vb. n. Becoming.]
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·com·ing, a. Appropriate or fit; congruous; suitable; graceful; befitting.
    A low and becoming tone.   --Thackeray.
 Note: Formerly sometimes followed by of.
    Such discourses as are becoming of them.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- Seemly; comely; decorous; decent; proper.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·com·ing, n. That which is becoming or appropriate. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: according with custom or propriety; "her becoming modesty";
             "comely behavior"; "it is not comme il faut for a
             gentleman to be constantly asking for money"; "a
             decent burial"; "seemly behavior" [syn: comely, comme
             il faut, decent, decorous, seemly]
      2: displaying or setting off to best advantage; "a becoming new
         shade of rose"; "a becoming portrait"