- The definition of being is since or because.
An example of being is using it to state that since the ice cream truck didn't come tonight, no one had dessert.
- Being is defined as the state of existing or living or something that exists.
- An example of being is the fact that one is in a particular place at a particular time.
- An example of being is a human.
- the state or fact of existing or living; existence or life
- fundamental or essential nature
- one who lives or exists, or is assumed to do so: a human being, a divine being
- all the physical and mental qualities that make up a person; personality
- fulfillment of possibilities; essential completeness
- that which exists, can exist, or can be logically conceived
Origin of beingsee be
for the time being
- The state or quality of having existence: technical advances that have only recently come into being. See Synonyms at existence.
- The totality of all things that exist: theologians who hold that the mind of God is the source of all being.
- 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.
- 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).
conjunctionChiefly Southern US, Upper Southern US, & New England
- Present participle of be.
- (obsolete) Given that; since.
Originated 1250–1300 from Middle English being; see be + -ing.