death, dying, demise(adj)
the time when something ends
"it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"
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"
"anxious to see the new show at the museum"; "dying to hear who won"
Those who are currently expiring, moribund.
The battlefield was littered with the dead and dying.
The process of approaching death; or, less precisely, death itself.
Approaching death; about to die; moribund;
The dying dog was put out of his misery with a single shot!
Declining, or drawing to an end.
In the dying moments of daylight I glimpsed a sail on the horizon.
Pertaining to the moments before death
His dying words were of his mother.
Failing to evoke laughter from the audience.
Expressing strong desire
I am dying to do that!
in the act of dying; destined to death; mortal; perishable; as, dying bodies
of or pertaining to dying or death; as, dying bed; dying day; dying words; also, simulating a dying state
the act of expiring; passage from life to death; loss of life
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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).]
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Rank popularity for the word 'dying' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3856
Rank popularity for the word 'dying' in Adjectives Frequency: #958
The numerical value of dying in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of dying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of dying in a Sentence
I'm dying of sadness.
I thought I was dying.
We're defending a dying sport.
Alas, I am dying beyond my means.
Only cowards insult dying majesty.
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Translations for dying
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- предсмъртен, умиращ, пропадащ, умиране, умиращиBulgarian
- umírající, umíráníCzech
- Sterben, sterbendGerman
- kuoleva, kuoleminen, kuolin-, loppu-, tylsä, viimeinen, viimeFinnish
- mourant, en train de mourirFrench
- haldoklás, haldoklóHungarian
- 瀕死, 死にそうな, 消えそうな, 末期Japanese
- [[de]] [[morte]], morrente, moribundoPortuguese
- умирать, предсмертный, погибать, гибнуть, умираниеRussian
- döende, döds-, dödsbädds-Swedish
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