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being

 
Noun being has 2 senses
  1. being, beingness, existence - the state or fact of existing; "a point of view gradually coming into being"; "laws in existence for centuries"
    --1 is a kind of state
    Antonyms: nonbeing
    --1 has particulars:
     actuality; eternity, timelessness, timeless existence; preexistence; coexistence; subsistence; presence; life; animation, life, living, aliveness; life; transcendence, transcendency; possibility, possibleness
    Derived form: verb be4
  2. organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    --2 is a kind of living thing, animate thing
    --2 has parts: cell; body part
    --2 has substances: tissue
    --2 has particulars:
     benthos; heterotroph; person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul; animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna; plant, flora, plant life; conspecific; denizen; amphidiploid; diploid; haploid; heteroploid; polyploid; animalcule, animalculum; microorganism; aerobe; anaerobe; hybrid, crossbreed, cross; polymorph; relative, congener, congenator; plankton; nekton; parasite; host; commensal; myrmecophile; eukaryote, eucaryote; prokaryote, procaryote; zooid; clone, clon; atavist, throwback; individual; mascot; mutant, mutation, variation, sport; sitter; stander; utterer, vocalizer, vocaliser; nonvascular organism; relict; saprophyte, saprophytic organism; saprobe; katharobe
    Derived form: verb be11
Verb be has 13 senses
  1. be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
    Sample sentence:
    John will be angry
  2. be - be identical to; be someone or something; "The president of the company is John Smith"; "This is my house"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. exist, be - have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?"
    Derived form: noun being1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  5. be - happen, occur, take place; "I lost my wallet; this was during the visit to my parents' house"; "There were two hundred people at his funeral"; "There was a lot of noise in the kitchen"
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  6. equal, be - be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  7. constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be - form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  8. be, follow - work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function; "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our resident philosopher"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s PP
    => Somebody ----s something
    => Somebody ----s somebody
  9. embody, be, personify - represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"
    --9 is one way to typify, symbolize, symbolise, stand for, represent
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  10. be - spend or use time; "I may be an hour"
    --10 is one way to
    take, occupy, use up
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  11. be, live - have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war"
    Derived form: noun being2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  12. be - to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted
    --12 is one way to
    stay, remain, rest
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  13. cost, be - be priced at; "These shoes cost $100"
    --13 is one way to be
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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