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Definition of being noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] existence The state of Texas came into being in 1845. A new era was brought into being by the war. see also well-being
  2. 2[countable] a living creature human beings a strange being from another planet
  3. 3[uncountable] (formal) your mind and all of your feelings I hated him with my whole being. see also be
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: being