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ˈdaɪ ɪŋDYING

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. death, dying, demiseadjective

    the time when something ends

    "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"

  2. dyingadjective

    in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be

    "a dying man"; "his dying wish"; "a dying fire"; "a dying civilization"

  3. anxious(p), dying(p)adjective

    eagerly desirous

    "anxious to see the new show at the museum"; "dying to hear who won"


  1. dyingnoun

    Those who are currently expiring, moribund.

    The battlefield was littered with the dead and dying.

  2. dyingnoun

    The process of approaching death; or, less precisely, death itself.

  3. dyingadjective

    Approaching death; about to die; moribund;

    The dying dog was put out of his misery with a single shot!

  4. dyingadjective

    Declining, or drawing to an end.

    In the dying moments of daylight I glimpsed a sail on the horizon.

  5. dyingadjective

    Pertaining to the moments before death

    His dying words were of his mother.

  6. dyingadjective

    Failing to evoke laughter from the audience.

  7. dyingadjective

    Expressing strong desire

    I am dying to do that!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dying

    of Die

  2. Dyingadjective

    in the act of dying; destined to death; mortal; perishable; as, dying bodies

  3. Dyingadjective

    of or pertaining to dying or death; as, dying bed; dying day; dying words; also, simulating a dying state

  4. Dyingnoun

    the act of expiring; passage from life to death; loss of life

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dying

    dī′ing, pr.p. of Die.—adj. destined for death: mortal: declining: occurring immediately before death, as dying words: supporting a dying person, as a dying-bed: pertaining to death.—n. death.—adv. Dy′ingly.—n. Dy′ingness.—Dying declaration (law), the declaration made by a person convinced of his impending death, and who does not expect to survive the trial of the accused. [See Die (1).]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DYING' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3856

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DYING' in Adjectives Frequency: #958

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DYING in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DYING in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of DYING in a Sentence

  1. Haleigh Seizys:

    I genuinely wish that they could come and follow me for just an hour so they could see how much their feet hurt, and see how many people are trying to hold back tears day to day, and they can see the trauma these patients are going through, these people are dying very traumatic deaths, and it's so hard to watch.

  2. John Lydon:

    There is nothing glorious in dying, anyone can do it.

  3. George Bernard Shaw:

    I can't forgive my friends for dying I don't find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.

  4. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    We don't want to see women and children dying in the Aegean Sea.

  5. Carlos Gallegos:

    I was just sitting there and knowing my father is there and he was dying and there was nothing, nothing I could do, nothing any of us could do.

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  • الموتArabic
  • умиране, пропадащ, предсмъртен, умиращ, умиращиBulgarian
  • umírající, umíráníCzech
  • døendeDanish
  • Sterben, sterbendGerman
  • moribundoSpanish
  • kuolin-, viime, kuoleminen, kuoleva, loppu-, viimeinen, tylsäFinnish
  • en train de mourir, mourantFrench
  • haldoklás, haldoklóHungarian
  • 消えそうな, 末期, 死にそうな, 瀕死Japanese
  • ಸಾಯುತ್ತಿರುವುದುKannada
  • 사망Korean
  • [[de]] [[morte]], moribundo, morrentePortuguese
  • умирание, гибнуть, погибать, предсмертный, умиратьRussian
  • döds-, dödsbädds-, döendeSwedish
  • இறக்கும்Tamil
  • మరణిస్తున్నTelugu
  • вмираєUkrainian
  • deadamVolapük
  • 垂死Chinese

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    To cause to become
    • A. embellish
    • B. summon
    • C. render
    • D. abide

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