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
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."
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'being' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #102
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'being' in Written Corpus Frequency: #186
Rank popularity for the word 'being' in Nouns Frequency: #1003
The numerical value of being in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of being in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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.
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.
What we're seeing is fighting between unidentified militias and people are being killed, women are being raped, there was this incident in Tabit where we were not able to investigate in an independent way without being watched.
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.
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.
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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
- olento, olemassaoloFinnish
- existence, créature, êtreFrench
- neach, dúil, beithIrish
- 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
- 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, tilværelseNorwegian
- 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
- 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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