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English

Etymology

Originated 1250–1300 from Middle English being; see be + -ing.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
being

Plural
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  1. a living creature.
  2. the state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state.
  3. (philosophy) that which has actuality (materially or in concept).
  4. (philosophy) one's basic nature, or the qualities thereof; essence or personality.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

being

  1. Present participle of be.

Derived terms

References

  • being” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • being” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "being" in the Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary (Beta Version), K Dictionaries limited, 2000-2006.
  • being” in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

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