to-be

adjective
\ tə-ˈbē How to pronounce to-be (audio) \

Definition of to-be

: that is to be : future usually used postpositively and often in combinationa bride-to-be

First Known Use of to-be

1594, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of to-be was in 1594

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“To-be.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to-be. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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to-be

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English Language Learners Definition of to-be

used to indicate what someone will be at a future time used in combination

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