What does dying mean?

Definitions for dying
ˈdaɪ ɪŋdy·ing

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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"

Wiktionary

  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!

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Dyingthe participle of die.

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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Numerology

  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. Goliad County Judge Mike Bennett:

    This is not a situation where we're helping these migrants come across. This is a situation where many are dying along the way, there's a lot of carnage left in their wake.

  2. Paidamoyo Madimutsa:

    If they don't get aid as quickly as possible these people may end up dying or maybe malnourishment will increase to their children or they will even starve to death. So it is a matter of life and death for them.

  3. Erma Bombeck:

    You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.

  4. Scott Alexander, film writer and director:

    All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying,losing, cheating, and mediocrity are easy. Stay away from easy.

  5. Gloria Barrera:

    I'm afraid of being deported and dying alone without my children and my husband, i'm here asking for clemency and justice only so I could be able to die with my family.

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