What does Being mean?

Definitions for Being
ˈbi ɪŋBe·ing

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.

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

  2. being(Noun)

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

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

  3. being(Noun)

    That which has actuality (materially or in concept).

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

  4. being(Noun)

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

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

  5. being(Conjunction)

    Given that; since.

    Etymology: 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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. being

    See BING.

Editors Contribution

  1. being

    A living healthy human or universal soul with the ability to act and function with a soul, subconscious, body, brain, conscience, consciousness, heart, mind and spirit.

    A human being is a gift which we all value and respect and know we all walk this earth together and value every human being.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020  
  2. being

    Verb form of the word be.

    Being loved, healthy and happy is a gift.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 24, 2020  

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

How to pronounce Being?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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How to say Being in sign language?

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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

Examples of Being in a Sentence

  1. Meghan Markle:

    I think everything about Harry’s thoughtfulness and the inclusion of that, and obviously not being able to meet his mom, it’s so important for me to know that she’s a part of this with us.

  2. Elaine Nsoesie:

    If people are having these chronic conditions and it's not being diagnosed, we're not completely sure whether individuals will have other factors that could actually lead to more severe disease.

  3. Travis Grenier:

    Blakes mother read 1 Corinthians 13. In front of our parents, siblings and our photographer, we shed tears of happiness, anxiousness, and nervousness. I walked down the aisle with relics of my late grandparents and I couldnt have asked for a more perfect wedding. At that moment, I realized that my love for Blake is what made getting married special. We cant wait to celebrate with everyone, but this day will forever be ours. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Washington, D.C. wedding and event planner Tiffany Balmer said she isnt crossing out the idea of virtual weddings being a new business model for future couples, although she doesnt think it will replace face-to-face ceremonies. For now, she said she is willing to accommodate the bride and grooms needs, whether that means going ahead with the wedding virtually, in a small group, postponingthe big day altogether. Whatever things that a wedding planner would typically do, we are still doing for these virtual weddings. We are willing to customize and do whatever we need to do. I think people are making the best of a really hard situation, Balmer said. Washington, D.C. wedding and event planner Tiffany Balmer said she isn’t crossing out the idea of virtual weddings being a new business model for future couples, although she doesn’t think it will replace face-to-face ceremonies. (Elina Shirazi) Chris Goujon agrees with that sentiment. Obviously tomorrow is not guaranteed, so if you want to get married, do it. The Smiths said that even though they did not plan on a virtual wedding, they dont think its a bad idea for other couples who dont want to postpone the date. Virtual weddings, its amazing! It is a great way to be safe but to still have people join in your union. Certain life moments shouldnt be had without the presence of your village. We are thankful that technology gives people the opportunity to share such a special moment. CLICK HERE FOR FOX NEWS CONTINUING CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE I think we all get so caught up in what our relationship looks like to others and you know, you really just need a four dollar Publix cake and your significant other and some music and a box of champagne, Kenna Grenier said. Nothing went right for our wedding, but it is what you make of it, i dont know if to the state of Georgia we are married, but at least to us we are.

  4. John Paul Karijo:

    It's about understanding who is going to use the application and the exact scenario in which they will use it, you have to think... about... the human being at the centre of the problem.

  5. Steven Kenis:

    Omar is suffering from Alzheimer's. I don't know much else, he's living in Egypt these days and he is being looked after by his son Tarek and others.

Images & Illustrations of Being

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Translations for Being

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  • 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
  • להיותHebrew
  • 生物, 存在, 生き物, であることJapanese
  • ភាវៈរស់Khmer
  • ಅಸ್ತಿತ್ವKannada
  • 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
  • 存在Chinese

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