- the state or fact of existing
- a living (or once living) entity that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
- happen, occur, take place
- form or compose
- work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
- represent, as of a character on stage
- spend or use time
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 (as in the expression `human being`). So broad a notion has inevitably been elusive and controversial in the h...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Being
- the state or fact of existingFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=being
[23 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/b/41
• (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Be • (n.) Lifetime; mortal existence. • (n.) 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. • (n.) Existence, as opposed to nonexistence; state or sphere of existence. &b...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/being/
the state or fact of existing; `a point of view gradually coming into being`; `laws in existence for centuries`Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=being
Since; inasmuch as. [ Obsolete or Colloq.] « And being
you have Declined his means, you have increased his malice. Beau. & Fl.
» Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/B/33
Be'ing noun 1.
Existence, as opposed to nonexistence; state or sphere of existence. « In Him we live, and move, and have our being
. Acts xvii. 28.
That which exists in any form, whether it be material or spiritual, actual or ideal; living existence, as...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/B/33
Be'ing present participle
. Existing. » Being
was formerly used where we now use having
. ' Being
to go to a ball in a few days.' Miss Edgeworth.
» In modern usage, is
or were being
, with a past partici...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/B/33
From Be. ... Existing. ... Being was formerly used where we now use having. 'Being to go to a ball in a few days.' . ... In modern usage, is, are, was or were being, with a past participle following (as built, made, etc) indicates the process toward the completed result expressed by the participle. The form is or was building, in this passive signi...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
In early Greek philosophy is opposed either to change, or Becoming, or to Non-Being. According to Parmenides and his disciples of the Eleatic School, everything real belongs to the category of Being, as the only possible object of thought. Essentially the same reasoning applies also to material reality in which there is nothing but Being, one and ....Found on http://www.ditext.com/runes/b.html
In philosophy, the basic state of existence shared by everything and everybody. Being is a fundamental notion in ontology
and metaphysics generally, but particularly...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20688
The term cannot be defined because it is common to all existing realities. What we understand by the concept is that which has existence. Ontology studies “being” in all modes of existence. Metaphysics studies “being” as transcendental, that is, abstracted from individual existences, being as being.Found on http://catholicism.org/phil-glossary.html
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