being


being
being [n1] existence actuality, animation, journey, life, living, presence, reality, subsistence, vitality, world; concept 407 —Ant. deadness being [n2] essential nature character, entity, essence, essentia, essentiality, individuality, marrow, personality, quintessence, self, soul, spirit, substance, texture; concepts 411,673 being [n3] animate object animal, beast, body, conscious thing, creature, entity, human, human being, individual, living thing, mortal, organism, person, personage, soul, thing; concept 389 —Ant. abstract, inanimate

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  • Being — Be ing, p. pr. from {Be}. Existing. [1913 Webster] Note: Being was formerly used where we now use having. Being to go to a ball in a few days. Miss Edgeworth. [1913 Webster] Note: In modern usage, is, are, was or were being, with a past… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Being — Be ing, n. 1. Existence, as opposed to nonexistence; state or sphere of existence. [1913 Webster] In Him we live, and move, and have our being. Acts xvii. 28. [1913 Webster] 2. That which exists in any form, whether it be material or spiritual,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Being — Be ing, adv. Since; inasmuch as. [Obs. or Colloq.] [1913 Webster] And being you have Declined his means, you have increased his malice. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Being — In ontology (the study of being) being is anything that can be said to be , either transcendentally or immanently.The nature of being varies by philosophy, giving different interpretations in the frameworks of Aristotle, materialism, idealism,… …   Wikipedia

  • Being — Be Be (b[=e]), v. i. [imp. {Was} (w[o^]z); p. p. {Been} (b[i^]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Being}.] [OE. been, beon, AS. be[ o]n to be, be[ o]m I am; akin to OHG. bim, pim, G. bin, I am, Gael. & Ir. bu was, W. bod to be, Lith. bu ti, O. Slav. by ti, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • being — See: FOR THE TIME BEING …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • being — I. noun Date: 14th century 1. a. the quality or state of having existence b. (1) something conceivable as existing (2) something that actually exists (3) the totality of existing things c. conscious existence ; life 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Being and Nothingness — Being and Nothingness: An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology (French: L Être et le néant : Essai d ontologie phénoménologique ), sometimes subtitled A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology, is a 1943 philosophical treatise by Jean Paul Sartre that… …   Wikipedia

  • Being John Malkovich — movie poster Directed by Spike Jonze Produc …   Wikipedia

  • Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! — Song by The Beatles from the album Sgt. Pepper s Lonely Hearts Club Band Released 1 June 1967 Recorded 17 and 20 February and 28, 29, 31 March 1967 Genre …   Wikipedia

  • Being There — This article is about the 1979 film. For the 1996 Wilco album, see Being There (album). For the 2005 Tord Gustavsen Trio album, see Being There (Tord Gustavsen album). This article is about the 1979 film. For the philosophy book, see Andy Clark.… …   Wikipedia


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