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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 ?
And it's worse than ever now, for I'm dying to go and fight with Papa.
He took his hat from the table, and stood with eyes turned from her, looking into the dying fire.
The singers were dwelling on one of those low, dying chords, which the ear devours with such greedy rapture, as if conscious that it is about to lose them, when a cry, that seemed neither human nor earthly, rose in the outward air, penetrating not only the recesses of the cavern, but to the inmost hearts of all who heard it.
All the others had been dying to ask the question, yet one and all laughed at the conscious manner and blushing cheek of the questioner.
God," said the dying man, pointing his finger, with a ghastly look, at the undismayed countenance of his enemy, --"God will give him blood to drink
I, whom you behold in these black garments of the priesthood -- I, who ascend the sacred desk, and turn my pale face heavenward, taking upon myself to hold communion in your behalf with the Most High Omniscience -- I, in whose daily life you discern the sanctity of Enoch -- I, whose footsteps, as you suppose, leave a gleam along my earthly track, whereby the Pilgrims that shall come after me may be guided to the regions of the blest -- I, who have laid the hand of baptism upon your children -- I, who have breathed the parting prayer over your dying friends, to whom the Amen sounded faintly from a world which they had quitted -- I, your pastor, whom you so reverence and trust, am utterly a pollution and a lie
His story being ended with his pipe's last dying puff, Queequeg embraced me, pressed his forehead against mine, and blowing out the light, we rolled over from each other, this way and that, and very soon were sleeping.
As when by unseen hands the water is gradually drawn off from some mighty fountain, and with half-stifled melancholy gurglings the spray-column lowers and lowers to the ground --so the last long dying spout of the whale.
I, with my noble master, went into many actions together without a wound; and though I saw horses shot down with bullets, pierced through with lances, and gashed with fearful saber-cuts; though we left them dead on the field, or dying in the agony of their wounds, I don't think I feared for myself.
For a long minute she lay there, perfectly motionless, until a cold fear seized her husband, thinking that she was dying.