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, 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!

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

How to pronounce dying?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Robert Taylor:

    We are dying at unprecedented numbers right here in St. John.

  2. Philip Roth:

    Just like those who are incurably ill, the aged know everything about their dying except exactly when.

  3. Joe Biden:

    I've lost a couple children, I've lost a wife and it is incredibly difficult to go through and it's harder to go through when you haven't had an opportunity to be with the person while they're dying.

  4. Louis Adamic:

    From Mount Hollywood, Los Angeles looks rather nice, enveloped in a haze of changing colors. Actually, and in spite of all the healthful sunshine and ocean breezes, it is a bad place - full of old, dying people, who were born old of tired pioneer parents, victims of America - full of curious wild and poisonous growths, decadent religious cults and fake science, and wildcat enterprises, which, with their aim for quick profit, are doomed to collapse and drag down multitudes of people.

  5. Alvin Williams:

    Nobody had any type of human emotion or sympathy for this dying man gasping for his last breaths, and then you detain him worse than a caged animal. Not only for Columbus, Ohio, I'm saying this for all the police forces across this land. Your hunting season is over.

Images & Illustrations of dying

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Translations for dying

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  • 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
  • ಸಾಯುತ್ತಿರುವುದುKannada
  • 사망Korean
  • [[de]] [[morte]], morrente, moribundoPortuguese
  • умирать, предсмертный, погибать, гибнуть, умираниеRussian
  • döende, döds-, dödsbädds-Swedish
  • இறக்கும்Tamil
  • మరణిస్తున్నTelugu
  • вмираєUkrainian
  • deadamVolapük
  • 垂死Chinese

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