Crossword clues for being
- Represent, as of a character on stage
- Form or compose
- A living (or once living) entity that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
- The state or fact of existing
- Work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
- "His acts ___ seven ages": Shak.
- Supreme follower
- " ___ There," Sellers film
- Supreme ___
- Live one
- Human or time
- Human chaser
- "___ There," Kosinski novel
- Since, colloquially, with "as"
- Human or alien
- Any one of God's creatures
- Life form
- Living thing
- Extraterrestrial, e.g.
- With 69-Across, song from 20-Across
- It's alive
- Subject for the philosopher Heidegger
- Human ___
- It's a state
- Happen, occur, take place
- Spend or use time
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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 be, L. fu-i I have been, fu-turus about to be, fo-re to be about to be, and perh. to fieri to become, Gr. fy^nai to be born, to be, Skr. bh[=u] to be. This verb is defective, and the parts lacking are supplied by verbs from other roots, is, was, which have no radical connection with be. The various forms, am, are, is, was, were, etc., are considered grammatically as parts of the verb ``to be'', which, with its conjugational forms, is often called the substantive verb. [root]97. Cf. Future, Physic.]
To exist actually, or in the world of fact; to have existence.
To be contents his natural desire.
To be, or not to be: that is the question.
To exist in a certain manner or relation, -- whether as a reality or as a product of thought; to exist as the subject of a certain predicate, that is, as having a certain attribute, or as belonging to a certain sort, or as identical with what is specified, -- a word or words for the predicate being annexed; as, to be happy; to be here; to be large, or strong; to be an animal; to be a hero; to be a nonentity; three and two are five; annihilation is the cessation of existence; that is the man.
To take place; to happen; as, the meeting was on Thursday.
To signify; to represent or symbolize; to answer to.
The field is the world.
--Matt. xiii. 38.
The seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
--Rev. i. 20.
Note: The verb to be (including the forms is, was, etc.) is used in forming the passive voice of other verbs; as, John has been struck by James. It is also used with the past participle of many intransitive verbs to express a state of the subject. But have is now more commonly used as the auxiliary, though expressing a different sense; as, ``Ye have come too late -- but ye are come. '' ``The minstrel boy to the war is gone.'' The present and imperfect tenses form, with the infinitive, a particular future tense, which expresses necessity, duty, or purpose; as, government is to be supported; we are to pay our just debts; the deed is to be signed to-morrow.
Note: Have or had been, followed by to, implies movement. ``I have been to Paris.''
--Sydney Smith. ``Have you been to Franchard ?''
--R. L. Stevenson.
Note: Been, or ben, was anciently the the indicative present. ``Ye ben light of the world.''
--Wyclif, Matt. v. 14. Afterwards be was used, as in our Bible: ``They that be with us are more than they that be with them.''
--2 Kings vi. 16. Ben was also the old infinitive: ``To ben of such power.''
--R. of Gloucester. Be is used as a form of the present subjunctive: ``But if it be a question of words and names.''
--Acts xviii. 1
But the indicative forms, is and are, with if, are more commonly used.
Be it so, a phrase of supposition, equivalent to suppose it to be so; or of permission, signifying let it be so.
If so be, in case.
To be from, to have come from; as, from what place are you? I am from Chicago.
To let be, to omit, or leave untouched; to let alone. ``Let be, therefore, my vengeance to dissuade.''
Syn: To be, Exist.
Usage: The verb to be, except in a few rare cases, like that of Shakespeare's ``To be, or not to be'', is used simply as a copula, to connect a subject with its predicate; as, man is mortal; the soul is immortal. The verb to exist is never properly used as a mere copula, but points to things that stand forth, or have a substantive being; as, when the soul is freed from all corporeal alliance, then it truly exists. It is not, therefore, properly synonymous with to be when used as a copula, though occasionally made so by some writers for the sake of variety; as in the phrase ``there exists [is] no reason for laying new taxes.'' We may, indeed, say, ``a friendship has long existed between them,'' instead of saying, ``there has long been a friendship between them;'' but in this case, exist is not a mere copula. It is used in its appropriate sense to mark the friendship as having been long in existence.
Being \Be"ing\, adv. Since; inasmuch as. [Obs. or Colloq.]
And being you have
Declined his means, you have increased his malice.
--Beau. & Fl.
Being \Be"ing\, p. pr. from Be. Existing.
Note: Being was formerly used where we now use having.
``Being to go to a ball in a few days.''
Note: 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 signification, is idiomatic, and, if free from ambiguity, is commonly preferable to the modern is or was being built. The last form of speech is, however, sufficiently authorized by approved writers. The older expression was is, or was, a-building or in building.
A man who is being strangled.
While the article on Burns was being written.
Fresh experience is always being gained.
--Jowett (Thucyd. )
Being \Be"ing\, n.
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 distinguished from a thing without life; as, a human being; spiritual beings.
What a sweet being is an honest mind !
--Beau. & Fl.
A Being of infinite benevolence and power.
Lifetime; mortal existence. [Obs.]
Claudius, thou Wast follower of his fortunes in his being.
An abode; a cottage. [Prov. Eng.]
It was a relief to dismiss them [Sir Roger's servants] into little beings within my manor.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
conj. (context obsolete English) Given that; since. n. 1 A living creature. 2 The state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state. 3 (context philosophy English) That which has actuality (materially or in concept). 4 (context philosophy English) One's basic nature, or the qualities thereof; essence or personality. 5 (context obsolete English) An abode; a cottage. vb. (present participle of be English)
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Being is what one who is sentient is in the way of mind, body, spirit, and their union, and what one knows about these things and those of similar life forms. What individuals (i.e., human beings) have in terms of relating and inter-relating form and expression 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 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, Martin Heidegger (who himself drew on ancient Greek sources) 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 (notably in the Existentialist tradition).
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."
Being is an extremely broad concept encompassing objective and subjective features of reality and existence.
Being may also refer to:
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Usage examples of "being".
In truth, she wondered that Tane did not suspect Asara of being an Aberrant, but it seemed that he would rather not know.
I will not wear thy soul with words about my grief and sorrow: but it is to be told that I sat now in a perilous place, and yet I might not step down from it and abide in that land, for then it was a sure thing, that some of my foes would have laid hand on me and brought me to judgment for being but myself, and I should have ended miserably.
Now Ralph, he and his, being known for friends, these wild men could not make enough of them, and as it were, compelled them to abide there three days, feasting them, and making them all the cheer they might.
With the exception of Harry Keeler, who posed a direct threat to the Abiders, he had yet to see or hear of an Interloper killing a human being.
She gave every appearance of being concerned, though Abigail knew she was not.
Will pegged as physically being able to visit those other realms, he had a hard time accepting their existence and his ability to travel to them.
But it must be understood that this refers to one who had made her abjuration as one manifestly taken in heresy, or as one strongly suspected of heresy, and not to one who has so done as being under only a light suspicion.
It bore both the rich aroma of leaves being burnt in the fall and the faint perfume of wildflowers ablow in the spring, but it also held a third attar which seemed to be the breath of the Wind itself which none could ever set name to.
Nearly every item that came aboard was subject to a gentle touch of his hand before being taken below.
Harry, is that if the orders were lying about for all to see, with sailors being the gossips they are then the men aboard any ship in the harbour would soon be appraised of their contents.
Munday the 25 being Christmas day, we began to drinke water aboord, but at night, the Master caused vs to have some Beere, and so on board we had diverse times now and then some Beere, but on shore none at all.
There was a great deal of social stigma attached to being Aboriginal at our school.
Nan was younger, Aborigines were considered sub-normal and not capable of being educated the way whites were.
In physique he closely resembled the Aliansa, being tall and robust and with a face less humanoid than the aborigines of the Mire and Mountain.
But no human being loved the aborigines more, nor stood ready to lay down her life for them if it were necessary.