What does Being mean?

Definitions for Being
ˈbi ɪŋbe·ing

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Being.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. being, beingness, existencenoun

    the state or fact of existing

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

  2. organism, beingnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. beingnoun

    A living creature.

  2. beingnoun

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

  3. beingnoun

    That which has actuality (materially or in concept).

  4. beingnoun

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

  5. beingconjunction

    Given that; since.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Beingconjunct.

    Since. Dict.

    Etymology: from be.

  2. Beingnoun

    Etymology: from be.

    Of him all things have both received their first being, and their continuance to be that which they are. Richard Hooker, b. v.

    Yet is not God the author of her ill,
    Though author of her being, and being there. Davies.

    There is none but he,
    Whose being I do fear: and under him
    My genius is rebuked. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Thee, Father, first they sung, omnipotent,
    Immutable, immortal, infinite,
    Eternal king! Thee, author of all being,
    Fountain of light! John Milton, Par. Lost, b. iii. l. 374.

    Merciful and gracious, thou gavest us being, raising us from nothing to be an excellent creation. Jeremy Taylor, Guide to Devotion.

    Consider every thing as not yet in being; then examine, if it must needs have been at all, or what other ways it might have been. Richard Bentley.

    Those happy spirits, which ordain’d by fate
    For future being, and new bodies wait. John Dryden, Æneid.

    Heav’n from all creatures hides the book of fate;
    From brutes what men, from men what spirits know;
    Or who could suffer being here below? Alexander Pope, Essay on Man.

    Ah, fair, yet false; ah, being form’d to cheat,
    By seeming kindness, mixt with deep deceit. Dryden.

    It is folly to seek the approbation of any being, besides the supreme; because no other being can make a right judgment of us, and because we can procure no considerable advantage from the approbation of any other being. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    As now your own, our beings were of old,
    And once inclos’d in woman’s beauteous mold. Alexander Pope.

  3. Beingparticip.

    Etymology: from be.

    Those, who have their hope in another life, look upon themselves as being on their passage through this. Francis Atterbury.

Wikipedia

  1. being

    In metaphysics, ontology is the philosophical study of being, as well as related concepts such as existence, becoming, and reality. Ontology addresses questions like how entities are grouped into categories and which of these entities exist on the most fundamental level. Ontologists often try to determine what the categories or highest kinds are and how they form a system of categories that encompasses the classification of all entities. Commonly proposed categories include substances, properties, relations, states of affairs and events. These categories are characterized by fundamental ontological concepts, including particularity and universality, abstractness and concreteness, or possibility and necessity. Of special interest is the concept of ontological dependence, which determines whether the entities of a category exist on the most fundamental level. Disagreements within ontology are often about whether entities belonging to a certain category exist and, if so, how they are related to other entities.When used as a countable noun, the words ontology and ontologies refer not to the science of being but to theories within the science of being. Ontological theories can be divided into various types according to their theoretical commitments. Monocategorical ontologies hold that there is only one basic category, but polycategorical ontologies rejected this view. Hierarchical ontologies assert that some entities exist on a more fundamental level and that other entities depend on them. Flat ontologies, on the other hand, deny such a privileged status to any entity.

ChatGPT

  1. being

    Being refers to the state or condition of existing or living. It encompasses one's existence, presence, and the fact of being alive or having consciousness. Being can also refer to the essence or nature of an individual or entity, capturing the qualities, characteristics, and identity that define their existence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Being

    of Be

  2. Being

    existing

  3. Beingnoun

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

  4. Beingnoun

    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. Beingnoun

    lifetime; mortal existence

  6. Beingnoun

    an abode; a cottage

  7. Beingadverb

    since; inasmuch as

Wikidata

  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 body, brain, conscience, consciousness, heart, memory, mind, spirit, soul and subconscious.

    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. beingverb

    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. begin

  2. binge

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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. Luke Hemsworth:

    Not really, it’s never been a competition thing. It’s about being able to do good work and it always has been. I don’t care where I sit in terms of hierarchy, box office takings or any of that stuff.

  2. Katie Wheelbarger:

    There (are) decisions that come up constantly about things being delivered in anticipation of them eventually taking custody of the planes, so there's a lot of things in train that can be paused to send signals to them (that we're serious).

  3. President Barack Obama:

    I have been blamed by Republicans for a lot of things, but being blamed for their primaries, and who they're selecting for their primary is novel.

  4. Ofer Levy:

    I recall our first vote a year ago or more on the first Pfizer authorization, i was one of the 17 votes in favor. I remember those early discussions -- even then, should the 16 - and 17-year-olds be included ? At that point, that was a controversial topic that was being discussed. And here we are now, as a committee unanimously recommending authorization down to 6 months of age. So we've come a long way.

  5. Kate Andersen:

    [ Biden ] understands the fine line Jill Biden has to walk between serving as a goodwill emissary from the US promoting American values, and being a political actor Jill Biden.

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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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