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, 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
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    Karen
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    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. Gigel Enache:

    I don’t have anywhere else to go, otherwise I wouldn’t have lasted here for this long, but I will die in an apartment building. I am used to being free. I have 18 years of wilderness.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Not being under the mercy of someone else. That’s what I call true change in life!

  3. Giovanni Morassutti:

    Find a good teacher, don't betray yourself to succeed and be a better person before being a better actor.

  4. Frank Darabont:

    I really cling to the letters from people for whom the movie really meant something, it stopped somebody from committing suicide, or at least they credit it for it having saved their lives that day. Whatever someone needed to hear that day to reinforce them as a human being, the movie gave it to them. It's only then you realize you've made something more than just a two-hour movie.

  5. David Kaczynski:

    During a time when the world was focused on my brother as a monster, she was able to see him as a human being and provide him with that kind of human contact and emotional support at a time when he had very little sympathy from anyone, she really sees each human being as a human being and defines them not in terms of what they may have done or how sick they may be or how fanatical they may be, but through a kind of human core.

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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