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Meaning of "being" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BEING

being  [ˈbiːɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BEING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Being is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BEING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Being

Being is an extremely broad concept encompassing objective and subjective features of reality and existence. Anything that partakes in being is also called a "being", though often this use is limited to entities that have subjectivity. So broad a notion has inevitably been elusive and controversial in the history of philosophy, beginning in western philosophy with attempts among the pre-Socratics to deploy it intelligibly. As an example of efforts in recent times, Heidegger adopted German terms like Dasein to articulate the topic. Several modern approaches build on such continental European exemplars as Heidegger, and apply metaphysical results to the understanding of human psychology and the human condition generally. By contrast, in mainstream Analytical philosophy the topic is more confined to abstract investigation, in the work of such influential theorists as W. V. O. Quine, to name one of many. One most fundamental question that continues to exercise philosophers is put by William James: "How comes the world to be here at all instead of the nonentity which might be imagined in its place? ... from nothing to being there is no logical bridge."...

Definition of being in the English dictionary

The first definition of being in the dictionary is the state or fact of existing; existence. Other definition of being is essential nature; self. Being is also something that exists or is thought to exist, esp something that cannot be assigned to any category.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BEING


inbeing
ˈɪnˌbiːɪŋ
keying
ˈkiːɪŋ
monoskiing
ˈmɒnəʊˌskiːɪŋ
nonbeing
ˌnɒnˈbiːɪŋ
paraskiing
ˈpærəˌskiːɪŋ
refereeeing
ˌrefəˈriːɪŋ
seeing
ˈsiːɪŋ
sightseeing
ˈsaɪtˌsiːɪŋ
skiing
ˈskiːɪŋ
unbeing
ʌnˈbiːɪŋ
unforeseeing
ˌʌnfɔːˈsiːɪŋ
unseeing
ʌnˈsiːɪŋ
water-skiing
ˈwɔːtəskiːɪŋ
wellbeing
ˈwɛlˈbiːɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BEING

behowl
Behrens
Behring
Beiderbecke
beige
beigel
beignet
beigy
Beijing
bein
being as
being from outer space
beingless
beingness
beinked
beinness
Beira
Beirut
Beit Knesset
bejabers

WORDS THAT END LIKE BEING

ageing
anti-ageing
blueing
call into being
canoeing
cueing
dyeing
far-seeing
fellow being
for the time being
horseshoeing
human being
photo-ageing
snowshoeing
Supreme Being
swingeing
tie-dyeing
unageing
vogueing
whingeing

Synonyms and antonyms of being in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BEING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «being» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of being

Translation of «being» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BEING

Find out the translation of being to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of being from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «being» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

生物
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ser
570 millions of speakers

English

being
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

किया जा रहा है
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يجري
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

быть
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ser
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হচ্ছে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

être
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

menjadi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lebewesen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

生命体
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

존재
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இருப்பது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अस्तित्व
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

olmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

essere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jest
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бути
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fiind
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

είναι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

synde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vara
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

å være
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of being

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BEING»

The term «being» is very widely used and occupies the 778 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BEING» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «being» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «being» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about being

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10 QUOTES WITH «BEING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word being.
1
Afrojack
People need realness, reality. People can sense when someone is being pretentious or fake. It's because you feel it; you see it in someone's body language.
2
Justin Amash
As a legislator, I saw how effective I could be by being transparent, posting and explaining all of my votes.
3
George Berkeley
From my own being, and from the dependency I find in myself and my ideas, I do, by an act of reason, necessarily infer the existence of a God, and of all created things in the mind of God.
4
Bjork
I guess I'm quite used to not being understood rather than being understood.
5
John Boorman
It's so easy to manipulate an audience, but it's nearly always clear that you are being manipulated. I think even people that are not critically attuned are aware of cynical manipulation in film.
6
Andrew Buchan
I think life's a bit of what you make it and a little smidgen of you being the jellyfish, and the tide's just gently helping you along.
7
Melvin Burgess
Being a teenager is as difficult as living with one. And we've all been there. Perhaps that's the reason we're so hard on them.
8
Reggie Bush
Hmm, the best thing about being in the NFL? In America it's the No.1 sport; it's exciting, fun, so to me the best thing is the buzz that surrounds football on and off the field.
9
Gordon Cooper
Father, we thank you, especially for letting me fly this flight - for the privilege of being able to be in this position, to be in this wondrous place, seeing all these many startling, wonderful things that you have created.
10
Robert Duvall
Being a star is an agent's dream, not an actor's.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BEING»

Discover the use of being in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to being and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends.
Stephen Chbosky, 2010
2
Being You, Changing the World
Based on Heer's Energetic Synthesis of Being classes, this resource describeshow to be beyond the cognitive logical mind.
Dain Heer, 2011
3
Being and Time
A revised translation of Heidegger's most important work.
Martin Heidegger, Dennis J. Schmidt, 2010
4
Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self
Recent studies have shown that being adopted can affect many aspects of adoptees' lives, from relationships with adoptive parents to bonds with their own children.
David M. Brodzinsky, Marshall D. Schechter, Robin Marantz Henig, 1993
5
Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
A brilliant debut from a new voice in nonfiction, this book calls on us to ask one of life's most challenging questions: what if I'm wrong?
Kathryn Schulz, 2010
6
Being Boys; Being Girls: Learning Masculinities And ...
This book is about how boys and girls learn to be men and women.
Paechter, Carrie, 2007
7
Being Peace
The definitive by Thich Nhat Hanh that started it all.
Thich Nhat Hanh, 2005
8
Being-in-the-world: A Commentary on Heidegger's Being and ...
Essays discuss the themes of worldliness, affectedness, understanding, and the care-structure found in Heidegger's work on the nature of existence
Hubert L. Dreyfus, 1991
9
Tool-Being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects
The extended concept of tool-being developed here leads us not to a theory of human practical activity but to an ontology of objects themselves. Tool-Being urges a fresh and concrete research into the secret contours of objects.
Graham Harman, 2013
10
The Question of Being
A fantastic read for any scholar or student interested in philosophy, epistemology, or ontology.
Martin Heidegger, 1958

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BEING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term being is used in the context of the following news items.
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I don't date because being alone is pretty fantastic
I'm a comedian, and I hate dating. I used to blame my dating difficulties on comedy itself — I told myself I couldn't date because of my busy ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
2
Police: Man played dead after being shot in Houston
A man reportedly played dead after being shot at a southwest Houston apartment complex last week. Police say a woman who lured him there ... «KABC-TV, Jul 15»
3
Camels bleed to death in front of tour group after being shot
Three pet camels have bled to death in front of a tour group after being shot with arrows and bullets in what has been described as a "sickening ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
4
AffinityLive's Geoff McQueen on being three days from insolvency …
I kept being told the reason a do-it-all-business-management software for small business software didn't exist was it was just too hard. «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
5
England 'can go back to being mothers, partners and daughters …
England women's team pose with their bronze medals after their arrival from the World Cup at Heathrow Airport on Monday morning. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
6
Volusia County woman describes being carjacked, held against her …
A Volusia County woman is home safe Monday night after being carjacked and held against her will for hours on Sunday. The DeLand woman ... «WFTV Orlando, Jul 15»
7
A researcher explains why Panamanians are the happiest people in …
For the second year in a row, Panama came out on top of the rankings, with the highest score overall. "The Global Well-Being Index measures ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
8
Floyd: Being on 'wrong side of history' isn't something to take pride in
Social conservatives across the land joined the procession to the wrong side, sorrowfully casting themselves as persecuted martyrs being ... «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
9
Why being smaller makes sense for post-crisis banks
All other things being equal, shareholders and the banks themselves should have reaped the benefits of staying integrated because it kept the ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
10
Melbourne policeman stable after being shot in the head
“It's really only good luck rather than good management that's resulted in our police member not being more seriously injured,” he said. «The Australian, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Being [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/being>. Oct 2019 ».
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