being

13 ENTRIES FOUND:

1be·ing

noun \ˈbē(-i)ŋ\

: a living thing

: the state of existing

: the most important or basic part of a person's mind or self

Full Definition of BEING

1
a :  the quality or state of having existence
b (1) :  something conceivable as existing
(2) :  something that actually exists (3) :  the totality of existing things
c :  conscious existence :  life
2
:  the qualities that constitute an existent thing :  essence; especially :  personality
3
:  a living thing; especially :  person

Examples of BEING

  1. a social movement that was brought into being in the 1960s
  2. I knew it was true in the core of my being.

First Known Use of BEING

14th century

2being

adjective

Definition of BEING

:  present —used in the phrase for the time being

Origin of BEING

present participle of be
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with BEING

3being

conjunction

Definition of BEING

chiefly dialect
:  since, because —usually used with as, as how, or that

First Known Use of BEING

1528

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