be to do something

1) used for telling someone what to do

You are to stay here until I send for you.

2) used for saying what has been arranged

The ceremony is to take place in the palace grounds.

3) used for saying or asking what should be done

What are we to do?

You are to be congratulated on your wise decision.

4) used in an "if" clause for suggesting a possible aim when you are saying what must happen in order to achieve it

If we are to compete successfully in world markets, we must invest more money in education and training.

5) used about someone or something in the past to say what would happen at a later time

the boy who was to become king

English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes (novel) — Something Wicked This Way Comes   …   Wikipedia

  • Something — Single par The Beatles extrait de l’album Abbey Road Face A Something Face B Come Together Sortie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Something Awful — LLC. Type Limited Liability Company (LLC) Industry Web based Founded 1999 Founder(s) Richa …   Wikipedia

  • Something wicked this way comes — «Something wicked this way comes» это фраза из первой сцены 4 акта пьесы «Макбет» Шекспира. Фразу произносит вторая ведьма, и полностью она звучит так: «by the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes». Под «something wicked»… …   Википедия

  • Something Positive — logo, Mr. Personality. Author(s) R. K. Milholland Website http:/ …   Wikipedia

  • Something for Everybody (Devo album) — Something for Everybody Studio album by Devo Released …   Wikipedia

  • Something for Kate — 24 February 2008, Something For Kate at the Corner Hotel, Richmond, Victoria. Background information Origin Melbourne, Australia …   Wikipedia

  • Something for the weekend — may refer to:In television: * Something for the Weekend (2000s BBC TV series) a British programme mixing cooking, interviews, and general interest clips * Something for the Weekend (1989 BBC TV series), a sketch comedy show featuring Susie Blake… …   Wikipedia

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes — may refer to:* Something wicked this way comes (phrase), a phrase from Shakespeare s Macbeth , and later uses * Something Wicked This Way Comes (novel), a novel by Ray Bradbury * Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983 film), a film based on… …   Wikipedia

  • Something, Something, Something, Dark Side — Episodio de Padre de familia Título Algo, algo, algo del lado oscuro Bla, bla, bla, lado oscuro (España) Episodio nº 20 Temporada 8 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Something to Die For — álbum de estudio de The Sounds Publicación 29 de Marzo, 2011 Género(s) New Wave,[1] Post punk revival …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.