Definitions for beingˈbi ɪŋ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the fact of existing; existence.
conscious, mortal existence; life.
essential substance or nature:
the very core of my being.
something that exists:
a living thing.
a human being; person.
Philos. absolute existence in a complete or perfect state; essence.
(conj.)Chiefly Dial. since; because; considering that (often fol. by as, as how, or that).
Category: Status (usage)
Origin of being:
being, beingness, existence(noun)
the state or fact of existing
"a point of view gradually coming into being"; "laws in existence for centuries"
a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a living creature
human beings; a being from outer space
to start to exist
The club first came into being in the 1880s.
A living creature.
The state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state.
That which has actuality (materially or in concept).
One's basic nature, or the qualities thereof; essence or personality.
Given that; since.
Origin: Originated 1250–1300 from Middle English being; see be + -ing.
existence, as opposed to nonexistence; state or sphere of existence
that which exists in any form, whether it be material or spiritual, actual or ideal; living existence, as distinguished from a thing without life; as, a human being; spiritual beings
lifetime; mortal existence
an abode; a cottage
since; inasmuch as
Being is an extremely broad concept encompassing objective and subjective features of reality and existence. Anything that partakes in being is also called a "being", though often this use is limited to entities that have subjectivity. So broad a notion has inevitably been elusive and controversial in the history of philosophy, beginning in western philosophy with attempts among the pre-Socratics to deploy it intelligibly. As an example of efforts in recent times, Heidegger adopted German terms like Dasein to articulate the topic. Several modern approaches build on such continental European exemplars as Heidegger, and apply metaphysical results to the understanding of human psychology and the human condition generally. By contrast, in mainstream Analytical philosophy the topic is more confined to abstract investigation, in the work of such influential theorists as W. V. O. Quine, to name one of many. One most fundamental question that continues to exercise philosophers is put by William James: "How comes the world to be here at all instead of the nonentity which might be imagined in its place? ... from nothing to being there is no logical bridge."
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Word rank popularity for 'being' among Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3592
Written Corpus Frequency
Word rank popularity for 'being' among Written Corpus Frequency: #2978
Word rank popularity for 'being' among Nouns Frequency: #1003
Translations for being
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
When did the Roman Empire come into being?
- existênciaPortuguese (BR)
- das (Da-)SeinGerman
- ύπαρξη, δημιουργίαGreek
- وجود؛ هستیFarsi
- keberadaan, adaIndonesian
- eksistence; esamībaLatvian
- tilværelse, det å være/bli tilNorwegian
- وجود؛ هستیPersian
- existenţă, naştere, fiinţăRomanian
- bivanje, obstajanjeSlovenian
- tillvaro, existensSwedish
- 存在Chinese (Trad.)
- буття, існуванняUkrainian
- موجود ہوناUrdu
- sự tồn tạiVietnamese
- 存在Chinese (Simp.)
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