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dy·ing

 (dī′ĭng)
v.
Present participle of die1.
adj.
1. About to die: dying patients.
2. Drawing to an end; declining: in the dying hours of the legislative session.
3. Done or uttered just before death: a dying request.

dying

(ˈdaɪɪŋ)
vb
the present participle of die1
adj
relating to or occurring at the moment of death: a dying wish.

dy•ing

(ˈdaɪ ɪŋ)

adj.
1. approaching death.
2. associated with death: his dying hour.
3. given, uttered, or manifested just before death: her dying words.
4. drawing to a close; ending: the dying year.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dying - the time when something endsdying - the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"
lifespan, lifetime, life-time, life - the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death); "the battery had a short life"; "he lived a long and happy life"
grave - death of a person; "he went to his grave without forgiving me"; "from cradle to grave"
end, ending - the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period"
Adj.1.dying - in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be; "a dying man"; "his dying wish"; "a dying fire"; "a dying civilization"
nascent - being born or beginning; "the nascent chicks"; "a nascent insurgency"
2.dying - eagerly desirousdying - eagerly desirous; "anxious to see the new show at the museum"; "dying to hear who won"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
eager - having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy; "eager to learn"; "eager to travel abroad"; "eager for success"; "eager helpers"; "an eager look"

dying

adjective
1. near death, going, failing, fading, doomed, expiring, ebbing, near the end, moribund, fading fast, in extremis (Latin), at death's door, not long for this world, on your deathbed, terminally ill, breathing your last He is a dying man.
2. final, last, parting, departing the dying wishes of her mother
3. failing, declining, sinking, foundering, diminishing, decreasing, dwindling, subsiding Shipbuilding is a dying business.
Translations

dying

[ˈdaɪɪŋ]
A. PRESENT PARTICIPLE of die
B. ADJ [man] → moribundo, agonizante; [moments] → final; [custom, race] → en vías de extinción
his dying words weresus últimas palabras fueron ...
C. NPL the dyinglos moribundos

dying

[ˈdaɪɪŋ]
adj
(= about to die) [person, animal] → mourant(e), agonisant(e)
(= declining) [industry, skill, tradition] → en train de disparaître
(= at the time of death) [wish] → au moment de mourir
with one's dying breath → sur son lit de mort
until my dying day → jusqu'à mon dernier souffle
(= longing) to be dying for sth → avoir très envie de qch
I'm dying for a drink
BUT Je suis mort de soif.(e)
to be dying to do sth → avoir très envie de faire qch, mourir d'envie de faire qch
I'm dying to see him → Je meurs d'envie de le voir.
(= final) [days, minutes] → dernier/ière
n
the dying (= dying people) → les mourants mpl

dying

prp of die
adj
(lit) personsterbend; animalverendend, sterbend; planteingehend; (= last) breath, wish, wordsletzte(r, s); until or till or to one’s dying daybis an sein Lebensende
(fig: = declining) tradition, industry, artaussterbend; (= final) days, minutesletzte(r, s); fire, embersverglühend; to be a dying breedlangsam aussterben; regular customers are a dying breedregelmäßige Kunden gibt es fast nicht mehr; the dying minutes of the gamedie letzten Spielminuten
n the dying pldie Sterbenden

dying

[ˈdaɪɪŋ]
1. n (death) → morte f
the dying npli morenti
2. adj (person, plant) → morente; (custom, race) → in via di estinzione
his dying words were ... → le sue ultime parole furono...
to my dying day → finché vivrò

dying

a. moribundo-a, agonizante, mortal.

dying

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References in classic literature ?
Every one regardeth dying as a great matter: but as yet death is not a festival.
Thus should one learn to die; and there should be no festival at which such a dying one doth not consecrate the oaths of the living!
So that --let us say it again --no dying Chaldee or Greek had higher and holier thoughts than those, whose mysterious shades you saw creeping over the face of poor Queequeg, as he quietly lay in his swaying hammock, and the rolling sea seemed gently rocking him to his final rest, and the ocean's invisible flood-tide lifted him higher and higher towards his destined heaven.
He must have frozen too,' thought Nikita of Mukhorty, and indeed those hoof knocks against the sledge, which had awakened Nikita, were the last efforts the already numbed Mukhorty had made to keep on his feet before dying.
The dying man lay with closed eyes, but the muscles twitched from time to time on his forehead, as with one thinking deeply and intensely.
cried the dying man, with all the effusiveness of a grief declared after long suppression, "ah
To die violently was the natural way of dying in those days.
I now, weak, old, diseased, poor, dying, hold still my soul in my hands, and I regret nothing.
Anne of Austria had also followed the cardinal; her heart, though age had made it selfish, could not help evincing towards the dying man a sorrow which she owed him as a wife, according to some; and as a sovereign, according to others.
Twelve years had passed since his body had been found upon the bluff before his cottage overlooking the Hudson, and oft-times during these long years I had wondered if John Carter were really dead, or if he again roamed the dead sea bottoms of that dying planet; if he had returned to Barsoom to find that he had opened the frowning portals of the mighty atmosphere plant in time to save the countless millions who were dying of asphyxiation on that far-gone day that had seen him hurtled ruthlessly through forty-eight million miles of space back to Earth once more.
It was empty in the sense that a dying queenless hive is empty.
Do not the white men gather themselves together even now against U'Cetywayo, as vultures gather round a dying ox?