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