Definition of Being

1. Noun. The state or fact of existing. "Laws in existence for centuries"




2. Noun. A living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently.

Definition of Being

1. p. pr. Existing.

2. n. Existence, as opposed to nonexistence; state or sphere of existence.

3. adv. Since; inasmuch as.

Definition of Being

1. Verb. (present participle of be) ¹

2. Noun. A living creature. ¹

3. Noun. The state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state. ¹

4. Noun. (philosophy) That which has actuality (materially or in concept). ¹

5. Noun. (philosophy) One's basic nature, or the qualities thereof; essence or personality. ¹

6. Conjunction. (obsolete) Given that; since. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Being

1. something that exists [n -S]

Medical Definition of Being

1. From Be. Existing. Being was formerly used where we now use having. "Being to go to a ball in a few days." . In modern usage, is, are, was or were being, with a past participle following (as built, made, etc) indicates the process toward the completed result expressed by the participle. The form is or was building, in this passive signification, is idiomatic, and, if free from ambiguity, is commonly preferable to the modern is or was being built. The last form of speech is, however, sufficiently authorised by approved writers. The older expression was is, or was, a-building or in building. "A man who is being strangled." (Lamb) "While the article on Burns was being written." (Froude) "Fresh experience is always being gained." (Jowett (Thucyd)) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Being

beigel
beigels
beiges
beigist
beigists
beigne
beignes
beignet
beignets
beigy
beikost
beild
beilds
bein
bein'
being (current term)
being-for-itself
being-for-others
being-in-itself
being that
beinge
beinghood
beingless
beingly
beingness
beings
beinked
beinness
bejabbers
bejabers

Literary usage of Being

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1. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (1912)
"... being manager, he and Philostrate summon the 'carious actors by going to steps, beckoning and being tlie general guides. Each actor as he comes on looks ..."

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