Definition of being noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbiːɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːɪŋ//
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  1. 1[uncountable] existence The Irish Free State came into being in 1922. 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.
  4. see also be
    Extra examples I work on the assumption that people are rational beings. the rights of all human beings Dolphins are highly intelligent beings. Human beings learned to control fire around 100 000 years ago. They claim to have proof that alien beings have landed on Earth.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: being