Being


Being
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, actual or ideal; living existence, as distinguished from a thing without life; as, a human being; spiritual beings. [1913 Webster]

What a sweet being is an honest mind ! --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

A Being of infinite benevolence and power. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

3. Lifetime; mortal existence. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Claudius, thou Wast follower of his fortunes in his being. --Webster (1654). [1913 Webster]

4. An abode; a cottage. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright. [1913 Webster]

It was a relief to dismiss them [Sir Roger's servants] into little beings within my manor. --Steele. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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