What does beating mean?

Definitions for beating
ˈbi tɪŋbeat·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beating, whippingnoun

    the act of overcoming or outdoing

  2. beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whackingnoun

    the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows


  1. beatingnoun

    action of the verb to beat

  2. beatingnoun

    a heavy defeat or setback

  3. beatingnoun

    the pulsation of the heart

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Beatingnoun

    Correction; punishment by blows.

    Etymology: from beat.

    Playwright, convict of publick wrongs to men,
    Takes private beatings, and begins again. Ben Jonson.


  1. beating

    Beating refers to the act of striking or hitting repeatedly, often causing pain or discomfort. It can also refer to the rhythmic movement or sound characteristic of certain actions or functions, such as the beating of the heart. In the context of competition, beating can mean winning or triumphing over someone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beating

    of Beat

  2. Beatingnoun

    the act of striking or giving blows; punishment or chastisement by blows

  3. Beatingnoun

    pulsation; throbbing; as, the beating of the heart

  4. Beatingnoun

    pulsative sounds. See Beat, n

  5. Beatingnoun

    the process of sailing against the wind by tacks in zigzag direction

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. beating

    The operation of making progress by alternate tacks at sea against the wind, in a zig-zag line, or transverse courses; beating, however, is generally understood to be turning to windward in a storm or fresh wind.

Anagrams for beating »

  1. betaing

  2. baignet

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beating in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of beating in a Sentence

  1. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi:

    Her friend suffered a broken bone in her face. Brutal beating.

  2. Senate Republicans:

    This is the most gestated fetus and closest thing to a baby I've ever seen, i'm sitting here looking at this fetus and it's heart is beating and I don't know what to do.

  3. Oakland Athletics:

    Oh man, my heart was beating out of my chest, and I was trying to do everything I could (to stay calm).

  4. Jack Carter:

    Someone had said something to the effect of ‘Oh you’re insane. You’re crazy. You’re messed up in the head,’ to which he replied ‘Oh yeah, I’m real messed up in the head. I’m going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still-beating hearts.’.

  5. Harriet Beecher Stowe:

    So long as the law considers all these human beings, with beating hearts and living affections, only as so many things belonging to the master -- so long as the failure, or misfortune, or imprudence, or death of the kindest owner, may cause them any day to exchange a life of kind protection and indulgence for one of hopeless misery and toil -- so long it is impossible to make anything beautiful or desirable in the best-regulated administration of slavery.

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