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be·ing

 (bē′ĭng)
n.
1. The state or quality of having existence: technical advances that have only recently come into being. See Synonyms at existence.
2. The totality of all things that exist: theologians who hold that the mind of God is the source of all being.
3.
a. A person: "The artist after all is a solitary being" (Virginia Woolf).
b. An individual form of life; an organism: "We [humans] are the only beings who are aware that we shall die" (Seyyed Hossein Nasr).
c. An imaginary, conjectural, or supernatural creature: extraterrestrial beings.
4.
a. All the qualities constituting one that exists; the essence: the very being of human nature.
b. One's basic or essential nature: "[My grandfather's] face, words and gestures are a permanent part of my being" (Duane Nitatum).
conj. Chiefly Southern US, Upper Southern US, & New England
Because; since. Often used with as or that.
Usage Note: Being that is sometimes used as a synonym for considering that or seeing that to introduce a clause, as in Being that it's a holiday, I let the kids sleep late. While this construction has seen widespread use in American regional English, the Usage Panel does not much care for it in more standard contexts. In our 2006 survey, 71 percent of the Panel found the above example unacceptable. Some 83 percent rejected the sentence Being that he has never attended law school, it's strange that he's giving legal advice.

being

(ˈbiːɪŋ)
n
1. the state or fact of existing; existence
2. essential nature; self: she put her whole being into the part.
3. something that exists or is thought to exist, esp something that cannot be assigned to any category: a being from outer space.
4. a person; human being
5. (Philosophy) (in the philosophy of Aristotle) actuality. Compare becoming3

be•ing

(ˈbi ɪŋ)

n.
1. the fact of existing; existence.
2. conscious, mortal existence; life.
3. essential substance or nature: the very core of my being.
4. something that exists: inanimate beings.
5. a living thing.
6. a human being; person.
7. (cap.) God.
8. Philos. absolute existence in a complete or perfect state; essence.
conj.
9. Chiefly Dial. since; because; considering that (often fol. by as, as how, or that).
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.being - the state or fact of existing; "a point of view gradually coming into being"; "laws in existence for centuries"
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
actuality - the state of actually existing objectively; "a hope that progressed from possibility to actuality"
timeless existence, timelessness, eternity - a state of eternal existence believed in some religions to characterize the afterlife
preexistence - existing in a former state or previous to something else
coexistence - existing peacefully together
subsistence - the state of existing in reality; having substance
presence - the state of being present; current existence; "he tested for the presence of radon"
life - the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living; "he hoped for a new life in Australia"; "he wanted to live his own life without interference from others"
aliveness, animation, living, life - the condition of living or the state of being alive; "while there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"
life - a characteristic state or mode of living; "social life"; "city life"; "real life"
transcendence, transcendency - a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience
possibleness, possibility - capability of existing or happening or being true; "there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"
nonbeing - the state of not being
2.being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independentlybeing - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
animate thing, living thing - a living (or once living) entity
benthos - organisms (plants and animals) that live at or near the bottom of a sea
dwarf - a plant or animal that is atypically small
heterotroph - an organism that depends on complex organic substances for nutrition
parent - an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
native - indigenous plants and animals
recombinant - a cell or organism in which genetic recombination has occurred
conspecific - an organism belonging to the same species as another organism
carrier - (genetics) an organism that possesses a recessive gene whose effect is masked by a dominant allele; the associated trait is not apparent but can be passed on to offspring
denizen - a plant or animal naturalized in a region; "denizens of field and forest"; "denizens of the deep"
amphidiploid - (genetics) an organism or cell having a diploid set of chromosomes from each parent
diploid - (genetics) an organism or cell having the normal amount of DNA per cell; i.e., two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number
haploid - (genetics) an organism or cell having only one complete set of chromosomes
heteroploid - (genetics) an organism or cell having a chromosome number that is not an even multiple of the haploid chromosome number for that species
polyploid - (genetics) an organism or cell having more than twice the haploid number of chromosomes
animalcule, animalculum - microscopic organism such as an amoeba or paramecium
microorganism, micro-organism - any organism of microscopic size
aerobe - an organism (especially a bacterium) that requires air or free oxygen for life
anaerobe - an organism (especially a bacterium) that does not require air or free oxygen to live
crossbreed, hybrid, cross - (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species; "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"
polymorph - an organism that can assume more than one adult form as in the castes of ants or termites
congenator, congeneric, relative, congener - an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
plankton - the aggregate of small plant and animal organisms that float or drift in great numbers in fresh or salt water
nekton - the aggregate of actively swimming animals in a body of water ranging from microscopic organisms to whales
parasite - an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host
host - an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association
commensal - either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
myrmecophile - an organism such as an insect that habitually shares the nest of a species of ant
eucaryote, eukaryote - an organism with cells characteristic of all life forms except primitive microorganisms such as bacteria; i.e. an organism with `good' or membrane-bound nuclei in its cells
procaryote, prokaryote - a unicellular organism having cells lacking membrane-bound nuclei; bacteria are the prime example but also included are blue-green algae and actinomycetes and mycoplasma
zooid - one of the distinct individuals forming a colonial animal such as a bryozoan or hydrozoan
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
tissue - part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
fertilized ovum, zygote - (genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell)
parthenote - a cell resulting from parthenogenesis
organic chemistry - the chemistry of compounds containing carbon (originally defined as the chemistry of substances produced by living organisms but now extended to substances synthesized artificially)
clon, clone - a group of genetically identical cells or organisms derived from a single cell or individual by some kind of asexual reproduction

being

noun
2. life, living, reality, animation, actuality the complex process by which the novel is brought into being
life oblivion, nothingness, nullity, nonexistence, nonbeing, nihility soul, spirit, presence, substance, creature, essence, organism, entity The music seemed to touch his very being

being

noun
1. The fact or state of existing or of being actual:
2. The condition of being in full force or operation:
3. One that exists independently:
4. A member of the human race:
5. A basic trait or set of traits that define and establish the character of something:
Translations
كائِن، مَخْلوقوُجود
bytostživotexistencetvorčlověk
opståvæsen
olemassaoloolento
lénylét
veratilvera
存在生き物
존재
vznikbytosť
bitje
varelseväsen

being

[ˈbiːɪŋ] N
1. (= existence) → existencia f
in beingexistente
to come or be brought into beingnacer
2. (= creature) → ser m
see also human

being

[ˈbiːɪŋ] n
(= creature) → être m being from outer space
(= existence) → existence f
to come into being [species] → prendre naissance; [system, state] → être créé(e)
the story of how the universe came into being → l'histoire de la naissance de l'univers
to bring sth into being (= create) → créer qch
being as conj (mainly British) (= since) → vu quebeing from outer space nextraterrestre mf

being

n
(= existence)Dasein nt, → Leben nt; to come into beingentstehen; (club etc also)ins Leben gerufen werden; to bring into beingins Leben rufen, (er)schaffen; then in beingdamals bestehend
(= that which exists)(Lebe)wesen nt, → Geschöpf nt; beings from outer spaceWesen plaus dem All
(= essence)Wesen nt; with all or every fibre (Brit) or fiber (US) of my beingmit jeder Faser meines Herzens

being

[ˈbiːɪŋ] n
a. (existence) → essere m, esistenza
to come into being → nascere, essere creato/a
to bring sth into being → creare qc
b. (creature) → essere m

be

(biː) present tense am (am) are (aː) , is (iz) : past tense was (woz) , were (wəː) : present participle ˈbeing: past participle been (biːn, (American) bin) : subjunctive were (wəː) : short forms I'm (aim) (I am), you're (juə) (you are), he's (hiːz) (he is), she's (ʃiːz) (she is), it's (its) (it is), we're (wiə) (we are), they're (θeə) (they are): negative short forms isn't (ˈiznt) (is not), aren't (aːnt) (are not), wasn't (ˈwoznt) (was not), weren't (wəːnt) (were not) – verb
1. used with a present participle to form the progressive or continuous tenses. I'm reading; I am being followed; What were you saying?.
2. used with a present participle to form a type of future tense. I'm going to London.
3. used with a past participle to form the passive voice. He was shot.
4. used with an infinitive to express several ideas, eg necessity (When am I to leave?), purpose (The letter is to tell us he's coming), a possible future happening (If he were to lose, I'd win) etc.
5. used in giving or asking for information about something or someone. I am Mr Smith; Is he alive?; She wants to be an actress; The money will be ours; They are being silly.
ˈbeing noun
1. existence. When did the Roman Empire come into being?
2. any living person or thing. beings from outer space.
the be-all and end-all
the final aim apart from which nothing is of any real importance. This job isn't the be-all and end-all of existence.

being

n ser m; human — ser humano
References in classic literature ?
I can't get over my disappointment in not being a boy.
Margaret, the eldest of the four, was sixteen, and very pretty, being plump and fair, with large eyes, plenty of soft brown hair, a sweet mouth, and white hands, of which she was rather vain.
Elizabeth Willard had a dread of being seen by guests in the hotel that had once belonged to her father and the ownership of which still stood re- corded in her name in the county courthouse.
If being a newspaper man had put the notion of becoming a writer into your mind that's all right.