What does dying mean?

Definitions for dying
ˈdaɪ ɪŋdy·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dying.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. death, dying, demise(adj)

    the time when something ends

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

  2. dying(adj)

    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)(adj)

    eagerly desirous

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

Wiktionary

  1. dying(Noun)

    Those who are currently expiring, moribund.

    The battlefield was littered with the dead and dying.

  2. dying(Noun)

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

  3. dying(Adjective)

    Approaching death; about to die; moribund;

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

  4. dying(Adjective)

    Declining, or drawing to an end.

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

  5. dying(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the moments before death

    His dying words were of his mother.

  6. dying(Adjective)

    Failing to evoke laughter from the audience.

  7. dying(Adjective)

    Expressing strong desire

    I am dying to do that!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dying

    of Die

  2. Dying(adj)

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

  3. Dying(adj)

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

  4. Dying(noun)

    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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ignacio Villatoro:

    I'm dying of sadness.

  2. Jadwiga Olszewska:

    I thought I was dying.

  3. Buddy Alexander:

    We're defending a dying sport.

  4. Oscar Wilde, as he sipped champagne on his deathbed:

    Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

  5. Aesop:

    Only cowards insult dying majesty.

Images & Illustrations of dying

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Translations for dying

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • الموتArabic
  • предсмъртен, умиращ, пропадащ, умиране, умиращиBulgarian
  • umírající, umíráníCzech
  • døendeDanish
  • Sterben, sterbendGerman
  • moribundoSpanish
  • 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
  • вмираєUkrainian
  • deadamVolapük

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