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noun being pronunciation in British English /ˈbiːɪŋ/ 
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singularbeing
pluralbeings
  1. 1
    [countable] a person

    We are social beings as well as individuals.

    1. a.
      a living creature

      a being from outer space

    2. b.
      a spirit or god

      their belief in the supernatural beings that surrounded them

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      Synonyms and related words for this sense of being
  2. 2
    [uncountable] mainly literary the deepest and most essential part of someone's individual character

    an idea that shook her to the very core of her being

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