/bi/v(present tenseam/æm/ , are/ɑr/ or is/ɪz/, present participlebeing/ˈbi·ɪŋ/, past tensewas/wʌz/ or were/wɜr/, past participlebeen/bɪn/)(RELATIONSHIP)
›used to connect two things or a thing with something that it has as a quality or condition: [L]It is cold today.[L]My name is Andy.[L]She is a doctor.[L]How old are you?[L]These books are (= cost) $12.99 each.[L]Please be patient.›Be is also used to show the position of a person or thing in space or time: [I always+ adv/prep]The food was on the table.[I always+ adv/prep]Tony is in trouble again.