Being meaning

bēĭng
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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.

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The totality of all things that exist.

Theologians who hold that the mind of God is the source of all being.

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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.

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One who lives or exists, or is assumed to do so.

A human being, a divine being.

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Present participle of be.
verb
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The state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state.
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The state or quality of having existence.

Technical advances that have only recently come into being.

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The state or fact of existing or living; existence or life.
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All the physical and mental qualities that make up a person; personality.
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(philosophy) One's basic nature, or the qualities thereof; essence or personality.
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Fundamental or essential nature.
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A living creature.
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Because; since. Often used with as or that.
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(philosophy) That which has actuality (materially or in concept).
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(obsolete) Given that; since.
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being as
  • Since; because.
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for the time being
  • For the present; for now.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of being

  • Originated 1250–1300 from Middle English being; see be + -ing.

    From Wiktionary