- a living creature.
- the state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state.
- (philosophy) that which has actuality (materially or in concept).
- (philosophy) one's basic nature, or the qualities thereof; essence or personality.
Etymology: Originated 1250"1300 from Middle English being; see be + -ing.
- (present participle of, be)
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