Being

  • 1 Being — Be ing, p. pr. from {Be}. Existing. [1913 Webster] Note: Being was formerly used where we now use having. Being to go to a ball in a few days. Miss Edgeworth. [1913 Webster] Note: In modern usage, is, are, was or were being, with a past… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Being — Be ing, n. 1. Existence, as opposed to nonexistence; state or sphere of existence. [1913 Webster] In Him we live, and move, and have our being. Acts xvii. 28. [1913 Webster] 2. That which exists in any form, whether it be material or spiritual,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 being — [bē′iŋ] n. [see BE] 1. the state or fact of existing or living; existence or life 2. fundamental or essential nature 3. one who lives or exists, or is assumed to do so [a human being, a divine being] 4. all the physical and mental qualities that… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 being — [n1] existence actuality, animation, journey, life, living, presence, reality, subsistence, vitality, world; concept 407 Ant. deadness being [n2] essential nature character, entity, essence, essentia, essentiality, individuality, marrow,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 Being — Be ing, adv. Since; inasmuch as. [Obs. or Colloq.] [1913 Webster] And being you have Declined his means, you have increased his malice. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 being — (n.) c.1300, condition, state, circumstances; presence, fact of existing, early 14c., existence, from BE (Cf. be) (q.v.) + ING (Cf. ing). Sense of that which physically exists, person or thing (e.g. human being) is from late 14c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 being as — should only be used in casual conversation: • Being as how you can t be married, you d better have him christened G. V. Higgins, 1979 …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 being as — informal phrase a way of saying ‘because’ that many people do not consider to be correct Being as you’re so clever, maybe you can tell me the answer? Thesaurus: because and because ofsynonym Main entry: be …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 9 being... — being... phrase used for giving an explanation of something Being younger than the others, I always had to wear their old clothes. Thesaurus: ways of explaining or clarifyinghyponym to make something easier to understandsynonym Main entry: be …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 Being W — ou Dans la peau de George W. Bush est un film documentaire réalisé par Michel Royer et Karl Zéro en 2008. Synopsis Autobiographie non autorisée du plus controversé des présidents des États Unis. A l heure du bilan, globalement jugé comme… …

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  • 11 being — I (core) noun actuality, center, character, complexion, constituent, entity, essence, identity, individuality, inherence in, intellect, lifeblood, mind, monad, nature, occurrence, presence, psyche, quiddity, reality, root, spirit, substance,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 being — 1 *existence, actuality Analogous words: personality, individuality, character (see DISPOSITION) Antonyms: becoming: nonbeing 2 *entity, creature, individual, person Analogous words: *thing, object, article: * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 being — ► NOUN 1) existence. 2) the nature or essence of a person. 3) a living creature: alien beings …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 Being — In ontology (the study of being) being is anything that can be said to be , either transcendentally or immanently.The nature of being varies by philosophy, giving different interpretations in the frameworks of Aristotle, materialism, idealism,… …

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  • 15 being — [[t]bi͟ːɪŋ[/t]] ♦♦♦ beings 1) Being is the present participle of be. 2) V LINK Being is used in non finite clauses where you are giving the reason for something. [V n] It being a Sunday, the old men had the day off... [V n] Little boys, being… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 being — be|ing1 [ˈbi:ıŋ] v [linking verb] 1.) the present participle of ↑be 2.) used to give the reason for something ▪ Being a quiet sort of person, I didn t want to get involved. ▪ You can t expect them to sit still for that long, children being what… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 being — 1 verb 1 the present participle of be 2 used in explanations: Being a quiet sort of fellow, I didn t want to get involved. | You can t expect them just to ignore it, human nature being what it is. 3 being as spoken especially BrE because; as: He… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 being — /bee ing/, n. 1. the fact of existing; existence (as opposed to nonexistence). 2. conscious, mortal existence; life: Our being is as an instantaneous flash of light in the midst of eternal night. 3. substance or nature: of such a being as to… …

    Universalium

  • 19 being —    This word (of Germanic origin, meaning exist or become ) refers to the fact or state or quality of existence. In the singular, being may refer to something specific, such as human being or created being. Being may also have a collective sense… …

    Glossary of theological terms

  • 20 being — Synonyms and related words: Adamite, actual, actuality, aerobic organism, an existence, anaerobic organism, as, as is, as long as, autotrophic organism, body, bones, bosom, breast, cat, cause, chap, character, considering, contemporaneous,… …

    Moby Thesaurus