Complete Definition of "being"

see|Being
English
rank|make|def|might|113|being|day|through|himself

Etymology
Originated 1250â1300 from Middle English being; see be + -ing.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËbiËɪÅ/, SAMPA|/"bi:IN/
audio|en-us-being.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|iËɪÅ
Hyphenation: be·ing

Noun
en-noun

  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
(noun) human being

Translations
trans-top|n. living being
Arabic: ÙائÙÙØ ÙÙØ®ÙÙÙÙ
Chinese (Traditional): çç©
Czech: bytost f, ÄlovÄk, tvor
Danish: væsen
Dutch: t+|nl|wezen|n
Estonian: olend
Finnish: t-|fi|olento
French: t+|fr|créature|f, t+|fr|être|m
German: das Wesen
Greek: t|el|ÏλάÏμα|n|sc=Grek (plásma)
Hungarian: t+|hu|lény
Icelandic: t+|is|vera
Indonesian: makhluk
Italian: t+|it|essere|m, t+|it|creatura
Japanese: t-|ja|çãç©|sc=Jpan
trans-mid
Korean: ìëªì²´
Latvian: būtne; radījums
Lithuanian: bÅ«tybÄ
Norwegian: vesen
Polish: stwór m, istota f
Portuguese (Brazil): ser
Portuguese (Portugal): ser
Romanian: fiinÅ£Ä, creturÄ
Russian: (живое) t+|ru|ÑÑÑеÑÑво|n|trsuÅ¡'estvó|scCyrl
Slovak: bytosť, tvor
Slovenian: bitje
Spanish: t+|es|ser|m
Swedish: varelse c, väsen
Turkish: yaratik
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trans-top|n. existence
Arabic: ÙÙجÙد
Chinese (Traditional): å­å¨
Czech: t-|cs|existence, t+|cs|život
Danish: opstå
Dutch: t+|nl|bestaan|n
Estonian: olemasolu
Finnish: t-|fi|olemassaolo
French: t+|fr|existence
German: das Sein|das (Da-)Sein
Greek: t|el|ÏÏαÏξη|f|sc=Grek (ýparxi)
Hungarian: t+|hu|lét|alt=lét(ezés)
Icelandic: tilvera
Indonesian: keberadaan, ada
Italian: t+|it|esistenza
Japanese: t+|ja|å­å¨|sc=Jpan
trans-mid
Korean: t-|ko|ì¡´ì¬|sc=Hang
Latvian: eksistence; esamība
Lithuanian: egzistavimas
Norwegian: tilværelse, det å være, *bli til
Polish: istnienie
Portuguese (Brazil): existência
Portuguese (Portugal): existência
Romanian: existenÅ£Ä, naÅtere, fiinÅ£Ä
Russian: t|ru|ÑÑÑеÑÑвование|n|trsuÅ¡'estvovánije|scCyrl
Slovak: vznik
Slovenian: bivanje, obstajanje
Spanish: t-|es|existencia
Swedish: tillvaro, existens
Turkish: varlik
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Verb
being

  1. present participle of|be

Conjunction
being (followed by that)

  1. colloquial since or because.

#: Being that it's midnight, let's go home.
Category:English subordinators
References
R:American Heritage 2000|being
R:Dictionary.com|being
R:Kernerman|being
R:WordNet 2003|being

See also
top2
am
are
is
art
be
been
mid2
beest
was
wast
were
wert

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