What does being mean?

Definitions for beingˈbi ɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word being.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. being, beingness, existence(noun)

    the state or fact of existing

    "a point of view gradually coming into being"; "laws in existence for centuries"

  2. organism, being(noun)

    a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

Wiktionary

  1. being(Noun)

    A living creature.

  2. being(Noun)

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

  3. being(Noun)

    That which has actuality (materially or in concept).

  4. being(Noun)

    One's basic nature, or the qualities thereof; essence or personality.

  5. being(Conjunction)

    Given that; since.

  6. Origin: Originated 1250–1300 from Middle English being; see be + -ing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Being

    of Be

  2. Being

    existing

  3. Being(noun)

    existence, as opposed to nonexistence; state or sphere of existence

  4. Being(noun)

    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

  5. Being(noun)

    lifetime; mortal existence

  6. Being(noun)

    an abode; a cottage

  7. Being(adverb)

    since; inasmuch as

Freebase

  1. Being

    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."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Being

    bē′ing, n. existence: substance: essence: any person or thing existing.—adj. Bē′ing, existing, present.—adj. Bē′ingless.—n. Bē′ingness. [From the pr.p. of Be.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'being' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #102

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'being' in Written Corpus Frequency: #186

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'being' in Nouns Frequency: #1003

Anagrams for being »

  1. binge

  2. begin

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of being in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of being in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Katchen:

    There is a benefit in being part of the engineering culture in the Valley ... a different sort of skill set that you acquire from being in senior positions or being around such a dense population of startups.

  2. Michael Katchen:

    There is a benefit in being part of the engineering culture in Silicon Valley... a different sort of skill set that you acquire from being in senior positions or being around such a dense population of startups.

  3. Eppie Friedman:

    What the vast majority of American children needs is to stop being pampered, stop being indulged, stop being chauffeured, stop being catered to. In the final analysis it is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.

  4. George Bernard Shaw:

    This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.

  5. Dianne Feinstein:

    You have to remember how I became mayor. I became mayor after being defeated twice as a product of assassination, of the mayor being killed and the first openly gay public official in America being killed by a friend and colleague of mine. So I saw firsthand when a city becomes divided, I saw and watched while squad cars (were) being blown up in a riot.

Images & Illustrations of being

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Translations for being

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • كائِن, مَخْلوق, وُجود, يجريArabic
  • барлыҡ, йәшәйешBashkir
  • істо́та, быццё, стварэ́нне, існава́ннеBelarusian
  • битие, същество̀, създа̀ние, съществу̀ване, тварBulgarian
  • ésserCatalan, Valencian
  • tvor, bytí, bytost, existence, životCzech
  • opstå, væsenDanish
  • Wesen, Geschöpf, Sein, DaseinGerman
  • ύπαρξη, πλάσμαGreek
  • estaĵo, estulo, estoEsperanto
  • criatura, existencia, serSpanish
  • olend, olemasoluEstonian
  • وجودPersian
  • olento, olemassaoloFinnish
  • existence, créature, êtreFrench
  • neach, dúil, beithIrish
  • beaysManx
  • בריה, יצור, ישותHebrew
  • किया जा रहा हैHindi
  • lény, létHungarian
  • էակ, գոյությունArmenian
  • ada, makhluk, keberadaanIndonesian
  • vera, tilveraIcelandic
  • essere, creatura, esistenzaItalian
  • 生物, 存在, 生き物, であることJapanese
  • ភាវៈរស់Khmer
  • 存在, 존재, 생명체Korean
  • animate, creatura, natura, vita, animatum, res, ens, ortus, caput, vis, essentia, salusLatin
  • egzistavimas, būtybėLithuanian
  • radījums, eksistence, esamība, būtneLatvian
  • битие, постоење, суштествоMacedonian
  • wezen, bestaanDutch
  • det å være, bli til, vesen, tilværelse, å væreNorwegian
  • istota, istnienie, bycie, stwórPolish
  • criatura, ser, existênciaPortuguese
  • făptură, existență, ființă, creatură, naștereRomanian
  • тварь, созда́ние, бытие́, ([[живой, творе́ние, существова́ниеRussian
  • створ, створење, stvor, stvorenje, биће, bićeSerbo-Croatian
  • vznik, bytosť, bytie, tvor, stvorenieSlovak
  • bitje, bivanje, obstajanje, stvorSlovene
  • varelse, väsen, existens, tillvaroSwedish
  • இருப்பதுTamil
  • yaratık, varlıkTurkish
  • істо́та, тварь, ство́ріння, існува́ння, твари́на, буття́Ukrainian
  • کیا جا رہا ہےUrdu
  • sinh vật, 生物Vietnamese
  • jijafäb, hijafäb, dabin, jafäbVolapük

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