Definition of being in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbēiNG/ /ˈbiɪŋ/

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  • 1Existence.

    ‘the railroad brought many towns into being’
    • ‘the single market came into being in 1993’
    • ‘many factions remained in being’
    existence, living, life, animation, animateness, aliveness, reality, actuality, essential nature, lifeblood, vital force, entity
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    1. 1.1Being alive; living.
      • ‘holism promotes a unified way of being’
      actuality, being, existing, reality, fact
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  • 2in singular The nature or essence of a person.

    • ‘sometimes one aspect of our being has been developed at the expense of the others’
    soul, spirit, nature, essence, substance, entity, inner being, inner self, psyche
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  • 3A real or imaginary living creature or entity, especially an intelligent one.

    ‘alien beings’
    • ‘a rational being’
    creature, life form, living entity, living thing, living soul, soul, individual, person, personage, human being, human, man, woman
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present participle
present participle of be